Wendy Merrill has lived business development for over 23 years. Her strategic and methodical approach to cultivating and leveraging relationships has allowed her to construct a rich network of top professionals.
Instead of adopting traditional sales techniques, Wendy decided early on to approach her career with an eye on the impact she wanted to have with her clients, colleagues and community. Her positioning as a Center of Impact led to great success with her personal and professional relationships.
A vocal advocate for creative problem solving to achieve sustainable growth, Wendy has advised accounting firms, law firms, consulting practices, engineering companies, banks, non-profits, manufacturing companies, political campaigns, real estate professionals and significant players in the technology space.
Prior to forming StrategyHorse, Wendy spent 11 years in her family’s business, rising up from a sales position to eventually running the company. Inspired by professional lessons learned as a survivor of a multi-generational business and as a trusted adviser to a diverse clientele, Wendy’s practice incorporates common sense, humor and absolute honesty to help Rising Leaders realize their ambitions.
Wendy lives near Baltimore, Maryland, and has always been a lover of horses. She enjoys cooking, Italian travel and laughing with her husband and three children. An avid writer, her pieces have been featured in national and international publications and her speaking audiences have included global associations, non-profits and local small/mid-size businesses.
She has enjoyed mentoring a number of exceptional executives and entrepreneurs locally, nationally and internationally. Wendy is a proud winner of the 2016 Greater Baltimore Committee’s Bridging the Gap Award for supporting and empowering women and minorities in business.