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For the 4th consecutive year, Merrimak Capital Company was recognized by the Women President’s Organization as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned Companies at the WPO’s 11th Annual Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles, California. The WPO is the premier peer advisory organization connecting women who own multi-million dollar companies.  “Women entrepreneurs have built their businesses into an economic powerhouse, with a significant impact on the economy and job growth,” said WPO President & Founder Dr. Marsha Firestone.

Thank you to WBEC-Pacific for awarding Merrimak Capital the 2017 WBE Excellence in Business Award.  Recognized for top revenue among the largest Women Business Enterprises, this award highlights the remarkable growth of Merrimak over the past year.  We are always appreciative of WBEC-Pacific and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) for their phenomenal support and development of women-owned businesses.

We are proud to announce that Merrimak Capital was included on The San Francisco Business Times 2017 list of The Fast 100.  This award recognizes the fastest growing private companies in the Bay Area.  With our inaugural submission and in an area where tech and IT companies dominate, we were delighted to rank number 49 on the list.  Companies were ranked by their percentage of growth in revenue from fiscal years 2014 to 2016.

Merrimak Capital ranked #6 on the San Francisco Business Times 2017 list of the 100 Largest Bay Area Women-Owned Businesses.  We are proud to be among this impressive list of women-owned companies who employ almost 12,000 people and have contributed more than $5 billion dollars to the local economy.  See the entire list here.

“For 15 years running, SupplyChainBrain has published our much-anticipated list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners — a select group of companies whose customers recognize them for providing outstanding solutions and services. Our six-month online poll of supply chain professionals requires a qualified response, asking them to nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance.  This year’s field of nominees was abundant and very strong, hailing from all aspects of supply chain management. Your company should be proud to be named amongst the 100 Great!”

~ Brad Berger, Publisher, SupplyChainBrain

Merrimak Capital was included for the first time on the San Francisco Business Times 2017 list of the Top 100 Privately Owned Bay Area Companies, ranking number 76.  Rankings were based on revenue for fiscal year 2016.

For the 3rd consecutive year, Merrimak Capital Company was recognized by the Women President’s Organization and American Express as one of the 50 Fastest Women-Owned Companies.  Applications were sent to 25,000 women-owned businesses with 600 companies meeting the eligibility criteria.  Those companies were then ranked according to a sales growth formula that combined percentage and absolute growth over time since 2012.  Merrimak is honored to have ranked #18 among this impressive list of international women-owned businesses.

We are thrilled to announce that Merrimak Capital Company was ranked #8 on the 2016 annual list of the Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Compiled by the San Francisco Business Times and determined by 2015 revenue, this award distinguishes Merrimak Capital as a leader among the estimated 192,000 women-owned companies in the San Francisco metro area.

As Seen In August 2016, Equipment Leasing and Finance Magazine: Differentiating Ourselves From The Competition Innovating and adapting to changing demands from our customers has been the backbone of Merrimak Capital’s growth for the past seven years. We believe our success is dependent upon our ability to differentiate ourselves and our service offerings by solving not only our customers’ short-term needs but also their long-term challenges…

As Seen In WE USA Women’s Enterprise Magazine Volume II, 2016  Merrimak Capital named among 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies – Mary Kariotis wanted to become a leader in the equipment leasing industry, and she did just that. It was 30 years ago as a University of California, Berkeley graduate that she began her career selling telecommunications equipment, and today, with hard work, determination and focus on success, she is now president and CEO of Merrimak Capital….

Merrimak Capital Company is proud to announce we were listed on the 2016 Inc. 5000.  For the second consecutive year, Merrimak was included on this annual list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, a prestigious list and a hallmark for entrepreneurial success.

Press Release: Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Chooses Merrimak Capital Company For Its Material Handling Equipment Leases Innovative vested partnership and pricing approach will allow the packaging company to grow and implement best-of-class leasing practices within the organization. NOVATO, CA.- June 8, 2016— WBENC-certified Merrimak Capital Company, the industry’s leading full service equipment management company and equipment lessor providing global solutions, today announced that Graphic Packaging International, Inc. (GPI), a leader in the…

As Seen In WCEO June 2016: Merrimak Capital Brings Efficiency and Innovation to Equipment Leasing and Management Services In today’s market, the status quo no longer exists. Instead, businesses need to constantly evolve, always looking for better ways to operate and effectively service the customer base. It’s the organizations that understand the need for constant evolution that will surface as the leaders in the new digital economy. Merrimak Capital is a prime example….

Press Release: Merrimak Capital Company Named One of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies Merrimak Capital Company Named One of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies by The Women Presidents’ Organization and American Express Novato, CA – April 8, 2016 – Merrimak Capital Company, the leading full service equipment management company and equipment lessor providing global solutions, today announced that it has been named by the Women’s Presidents’ Organization…

Merrimak ranked number 20 on The Impact 50.  KPMG commissioned Inc. Magazine in September 2015 to conduct a survey of the 204 women founders, CEOs and owners from the Inc. 5000 list representing the fastest growing private companies in the United States. The Inc. Impact 50 measures absolute revenue growth from 2011 to 2014 among Inc. 5000 companies run by women.

We are honored to announce that Merrimak Capital Company ranked #2404 on the 2015 list of The Inc. 5000. This distinguished list of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies ranks organizations by overall revenue growth over a three-year period.

As Seen in Enterprising Women Magazine: June 2015 Enterprising Women BENEFITS AND ADVANTAGES OF BEING A DIVERSE SUPPLIER By Mary Kariotis, Leasing & Financing President at Merrimak Capital Co. LLC Everyone knows someone who is just entering the workforce, recently lost a job or is middle-aged and attempting to re-emerge after time off. Speaking from experience, this can be intimidating and is more…

AS SEEN in WCEO MAGAZINE: June, 2015 WCEO Merrimak Beats Expectations There are very few qualities in life that resonate like integrity. In business, it’s the one true indicator of sustainability and strength. Integrity is a way of life for Mary Kariotis, CEO of Merrimak Capital. “One can always find quick and easy ways to maximize profitability, but I firmly believe it…

Merrimak Capital Company was ranked number 16 on the Women President’s Organization 2015 list of The 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned Companies.  The WPO is a non-profit membership organization for women presidents, CEOs and managing directors of privately held multi-million dollar companies.  The WPO is the only international organization serving second-stage, women-led businesses who have achieved a level of success.

Mary Kariotis, president and CEO of Merrimak Capital, was honored at the 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year awards.  Each year, the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners across the globe.  To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities.

Machine Merchants In this economy, even multibillion-dollar companies are turning to Merrimak Capital to lease, rather than buy, their costly equipment. As president and CEO of Merrimak Capital, Mary Kariotis’s focus has changed. As a young UC Berkeley graduate, she accepted job selling telecommunications equipment. “I loved that the sales industry was upbeat and that success largely…

Educated Clients and Transparent Leasing Terms Build a Business Increasing demands from clients seeking greater transparency in leasing contracts is something Mary Kariotis, CEO of Merrimak Capital Company – an independent leasing firm based in Novato, CA – said that she welcomes. As reported in the magazine World Leasing News, the financial meltdown of 2007 through 2009 caused a significant credit crunch and lack…

How WBENC Status Positively Affects Merrimak Capital’s Business After Merrimak Capital Company underwent a full organizational restructure, it was awarded its WBENC status in 2009. Although Merrimak had a successful track record working with the enterprise marketplace, the economy toughened, business became harder to come by and the number of lessees chasing the same transactions grew exponentially. By listening to its customers, Merrimak…

Why Discipline and Customer Focus Still Matter: A Q&A with Merrimak Capital A conversation with Mary Kariotis, President and Chief Executive Officer and Tim Schmuker, Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Syndication – Merrimak Capital. Originally Published: April 10, 2012. Equipment Finance Advisor Contact: Michael A. Toglia Publisher / Editor-in-Chief www.equipmentfa.com. For 21 years, Merrimak Capital has been a leading independent leasing company, focusing on evolving…

Merrimak Capital Reports 50 Percent Spike in New Business Volume Novato, CA, Feb. 14, 2012,–Merrimak Capital Company President and CEO Mary Kariotis reported that the company’s new business volume has increased more than 50 percent since last year. The dramatic spike in business is primarily a result of the lessor’s heightened focus on Fortune 500 companies that produce essential consumer products. The most significant area…