Executive Team

Executive Team

David Smith

David C. Smith

President and Founding Partner

David ranked as a top-producing recruiter for two national executive search firms before developing his own management consulting and executive recruitment company, now known as Merit Consulting, Inc. Previously, he was Allied-Signal Technical Services’ (a division of Allied Signal Aerospace Corporation) Director of Environmental, Health and Safety, where he was integrally involved with management of engineering and operations improvements, and development of corporate organizational growth programs throughout the Technical Services division. Additionally, David served as an Environmental Manager for the State of Florida, where he worked closely with state and federal governmental regulatory agencies to implement progressive environmental programs in Florida. His clients range from small to large companies with extensive global reach. He also has a great deal of experience teaming with mid to large Private Equity firms that are aggressively acquiring companies in the manufacturing, retail and high-tech industries. David has become well known in the private equity sector by working closely with PE partners to attract top US leaders who turnaround businesses in their portfolio. Throughout his executive search career, he has also successfully trained and developed numerous executive search professionals, and also writes and speaks at the local and national level on progressive changes in the search industry. David earned his B.S. from the University of Florida in 1984. He and his family live in St. Johns, FL.
Arthur H. Rogove

Arthur H. Rogove

Vice President, Executive Director and Partner

Art has extensive hands-on knowledge in the areas of technology, operations, marketing, engineering and management recruiting, gained from his 35 years of industrial experience. His technical expertise includes polymers, coatings, adhesives, sealants, polymer processing, plastics, specialty chemicals, and steel fabrication. He has provided search services to many industries including industrial, pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology, and contract research organizations.

Art was the Vice President of Technology-Worldwide at Day International, and was Director of Technology for Saint Gobain Performance Plastics Div. of Companie de St. Gobain, one of the world's largest companies. Prior to joining Saint Gobain, Art served as Vice President of Operations and Technology at Electrocal; Director of Technology at Permacel, Nitto Denko; Vice President of Research and Development at Rexam Release; and Vice President, Corporate Development and Technology at Mortell Company. He holds one patent in mechanical design and two in chemical products.

Art holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from LaSalle University, Philadelphia, and earned his MBA from Loyola University of Chicago in 1983. He is an active member of the American Chemical Society.
Patrick d'Errico

Patrick D’Errico

Director, Recruitment & Operations

Pat brings over seven years experience in executive search. He has successfully built relationships with numerous Fortune 500 organizations specializing in finance, accounting, equipment leasing, banking, sales and operations recruiting. He began his career managing and growing technology vendor relationships with Copelco Capital, a large equipment finance organization. Pat then joined a start-up leasing company, Captive Leasing Services, which managed Danka Office Imaging’s captive leasing program. For the last seven years, he has used his financial background to help grow several national executive search practices. Pat earned a Bachelors Degree in English from Montclair State University.
Ted Tippins

Ted Tippins

Director, Business Development

Ted Tippins joined Merit Consulting with an impressive and strong professional recruiting background. He was a top producing executive for a National placement firm, The CSI Companies. While with the organization, Ted assisted in quick expansion efforts by growing the business from 4 cities to over 20 cities nationwide. Ted was promoted to Vice President of Sales and President of CSI Health, a division of The CSI Companies. Prior to his experience and growth with CSI, Ted was in the financial industry in Washington, DC with Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc. He earned his bachelors degree from Elon University where he played NCAA football for 2 years.

Ted is a great complement to the executive search component of Merit Consulting, Inc. because of his knowledge and experience of the contract and temporary placement industry. Ted has proven experience building long term business relationships with Fortune 100 businesses, non-profit organizations, as well as growing start-ups. In 2012, Ted created a start-up division of Merit called Merit Staffing, LLC, where he serves as its President. With his understanding of the dynamics of the permanent and temporary staffing industry, Ted is developing additional contract staffing business in multiple industries and segments, such as Financial, IT, Health, Logistics and Manufacturing.
Krishna Pandey

Krishna Pandey

Talent Acquisition Manager

Krishna has over 24 years of experience and expertise with IT recruitment and executive search. His specialty is with onsite/offshore IT resources/staffing, project management in Mobile Application Design/Development, E-commerce, Healthcare IT, Data Warehousing, SharePoint Solutions, Business Intelligence & Quality Testing area for various clients. Krishna was the top-producing IT recruiter at CSI Tech, Inc. (A division of The CSI Companies, Inc.) and Finch-Hatton Group. He has expertise in creating IT strategy, end-to-end roadmap, conducting readiness and strategic portfolio assessments, establishing performance measurement matrix, risk assessments, instituting governance framework, developing business cases and executing the deals. Krishna is adept at conducting onsite/offshore research and evaluation for any vendor/partner assessments. He has a proven track record in driving change by leading and supporting executive leadership to manage and measure ROI on important projects that affect a company’s bottom line. Krishna earned his B.S. and MBA degree from India in 1989.

David C. Smith

Email dsmith@meritconsult.com
Phone 904.436.6103

Arthur H. Rogove

Email arogove@meritconsult.com
Phone 904.436.6101

Patrick D’Errico

Email pat@meritconsult.com
Phone 904.436.6105

Ted Tippins

Email ttippins@meritconsult.com
Phone 904.436.6104

Krishna Pandey

Email krishna@meritconsult.com
Phone 904.436.6107
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