Mary WongMary Wong
Founding Partner

Mary founded Meritus following her years of Corporate Finance career at Logitech, Macrovision (now Rovi), Excite@Home, DirecTV and Hughes Electronics.  Her leadership and business partnering skills have earned her a solid reputation among start-ups and emerging growth companies.  Known for her creativity, commitment and ability to appreciate strategic and tactical perspectives, Mary’s expertise is sought by business leaders throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Mary is an enthusiastic Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) evangelist determined to push Finance past number crunching into playing a strong leadership role in helping companies attain their vision through strategic financial guidance and support. Mary holds Bachelor’s degrees in Finance and International Relations from the University of Southern California.  .


Steve RickettsSteve Ricketts

Steve spent his early career in investment banking with Eastman Dillon, Union Securities & Company (now UBS AG) and has held strategic and senior positions at First Nationwide Bank, Itel Corporation, Bechtel Corporation and Wells Fargo Bank.  For over 30 years Steve has directed strategic growth and bottom-line results as a consultant and key advisor to entrepreneurs in a wide variety of industries.  His expertise includes Corporate Finance and investment banking with emphasis in equity/debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, due-diligence, financial analysis. Steve has helped many start-ups raise over $100M in early-stage capital and has been an officer and/or director of more than 25 companies. He holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. .


Meritus Team

Meritus' team of seasoned consultants has significant cross-sector expertise, including software, e-commerce, manufacturing, retail, biotechnology, medical devices, and financial services. As CPAs and MBAs with decades of experience in corporate finance and accounting, financial forecasting, business process improvement, financial and data analysis, and long-term business planning at Fortune 1000 companies, our team not only provides excellent strategic perspectives and tactical support, but our best practice solutions are immediately adaptable to the needs and resources of companies in a wide variety of industries and stages of growth.