Kim Riley

President & COO

Kim oversees and implements day-to-day operations at Merit. She applies a depth of experience in project management, marketing, and brand strategy to drive growth and innovation for Merit, its employees, and the clients it serves.

One of Kim’s top priorities is to invest in talented, driven people.

She empowers teams to live Merit’s core values: The Golden Rule, Show Love, Expect the Best, Be Passionate, Stay Balanced, and Fail Every Day.

Kim is a true believer in the potential of the Central Pennsylvania region and the hard work, drive, and genuine personality of the people that call it home. She’s investing in the region, both professionally and personally: she is active in a number of volunteer organizations including the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, The Hills Society, and Harrisburg Young Professionals. Kim is also a tireless advocate for economic development, workforce training, and mentorship programs in the region, and was recently named to the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's "Finest".

A mom to two boys, Kim spends her weekends running, biking, and eating everything from the Broad Street Market.

What’s Kim’s favorite part about working at Merit?

The people! Kim believes our best work comes when we have a team of talented minds, working together to solve a problem with their unique point of view.

What’s Kim’s favorite Merit value?

Show love

Kim believes compassion and praise are essential to building a team that cares deeply about their work.

How does Kim define success?

Success is an outcome that requires complete ownership of an idea. And that means creating it, nurturing it, and seeing it through. Kim believes in the profound power of owning your ideas when defining success.

Kim's Life Motto

Be nice. Have fun. Don't freak out.