Merrimak Capital of Marin County returns to Inc. 5000 fast-growth list

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2018 Inc. 5000 ranking: 2,799

2014-2017 revenue growth: 147%

Source: Inc.

Read about other North Bay companies that made the Inc. 5000 list this year.

Merrimak Capital Company returned to the Inc. 5000 list of fast-growing U.S. companies for a fourth time this year.

The Novato-based firm ranked No. 2,799 with 147 percent growth in revenues 2014–2017, the main ranking criterion for the magazine’s annual list. The company moved up considerably from its last time on the list (No. 4,640 in 2016). Merrimak also made the list in 2015 (No. 2,404) and 2010 (No. 4,363).

Michael Kariotis, chief operating officer, founded Merrimak in 1991 as an asset-recovery company focusing on the refurbishment, remarketing and recycling of used equipment. The company has expanded to include equipment leasing and accepting foreign currency and equipment returns in the country of origin.

Today, the 37-employee company is led by Mary Kariotis, president and CEO. She joined Merrimak in 1995 and launched its equipment leasing division the following year.

With that transition, she restructured the company as a woman-owned enterprise, certified by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Merrimak has placed four times the Women President’s Organization list of 50 fastest-growing women-owned companies. And the company is listed among SupplyChainBrain’s list of “100 Great Supply Chain Partners.”

Merrimak is now said to be the industry’s largest full-service independent diverse lessor, providing tier 1 credit for equipment. The company is focused on Fortune 500 companies and similar global markets.

The goal is over $1 billion in original equipment costs under management in its company-owned portfolio no later than 2022.

Merrimak services include equipment leasing, fleet management, asset tracking and resale or recycling. In leasing, the company handles resale of equipment as well as pick-up and return of assets. Merrimak also is certified in destruction of data before resale.

The company has developed a web-based asset tracker that shows what’s happening with equipment and vehicles in real time. The tracking portal is designed to provide easy, expedient equipment returns and evaluations.

Contact Jeff Quackenbush at jquackenbush@busjrnl.com or 707-521-4256.

2018 Inc. 5000 ranking: 2,799

2014-2017 revenue growth: 147%

Source: Inc.

Read about other North Bay companies that made the Inc. 5000 list this year.

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