MANAGEMENT TEAM

You’re in good company.

Dave Merrill

Chief Executive Officer


DAVE MERRILL

After two decades in the investigative industry, you could say that Dave Merrill knows a thing or two about what makes people tick. Throughout his early days as a field investigator, and through the years leading up to his current role as CEO, Dave has gained a unique perspective on human nature, allowing him to build powerful partnerships that net big results. A capable and authentic leader, Dave knows that when colleagues and clients are motivated to exceed their own expectations, the benefits reach far beyond the individuals themselves.

I measure my success by the success of those around me.

As CoventBridge CEO, Dave focuses his energy on creating a company that continually exceeds industry expectations. His relentless enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit and passion for excellence create an atmosphere where success can thrive at every level. Knowing that without resources, it’s all just rhetoric, Dave backs his inspiration with solid support: providing his team the tools needed to maintain an environment that is innovative yet secure; and empowering his clients with the reliable information they need to make strategic and confident decisions, all within a framework that ensures the company maintains a flexible and responsive posture crucial for optimum growth.

Dave in three words:

 

Loyal.    Driven.    Authentic.

“I measure my success by the success of those around me.”

DOUG MERRIMAN

Doug Merriman is what some would call a natural-born leader, spending the better part of his life in the business of building businesses…transforming companies from modest beginnings into industry icons time and time again. And although this accomplished career speaks to his mastery of management, Doug’s blueprint for success has been built upon one very simple belief: You can’t do it alone. Knowing that the foundation of his company’s performance is only as strong as those he leads, Doug is committed to equipping his employees with the tools essential to success: removing obstacles, lending guidance and providing ample opportunities to those who are willing to take them.

As CoventBridge’s Chief Operating Officer, Doug is focused on striking the appropriate balance between productivity, profitability and efficiency. A realistic and engaged leader, Doug understands the importance of open and honest communication and is comfortable in his role as decision-maker. He is quick to capitalize upon success, and is just as quick to pivot when results are less than hoped for, taking each step with one ultimate goal in mind: continue to build expectation-exceeding, client-centered results through the positive and skillful management of CoventBridge and its most valuable resources… the company’s 1000 employees and affiliates worldwide.

Doug in three words:

 

Bold.    Agile.    Realistic.

“No man will make a good leader who wants to do it all himself.”

Doug Merriman

Chief Operating Officer


Brian Thompson

Chief Financial Officer


BRIAN THOMPSON

Brian Thompson finds strength in numbers and has built his career managing them, but this seasoned CPA has learned it’s not always the cash flow and the capital, but the stories behind the spreadsheets that make his job worthwhile. Brian began his career in accounting, but quickly found himself drawn to the corporate side of finance, discovering his skill set and his sensibilities served him well in the role of CFO. With over 27 years of accounting and finance experience, Brian has developed a clear understanding of the essential elements of success, allowing him to provide clients and colleagues with invaluable insights and analyses that reach far beyond the numbers alone.

As CoventBridge’s CFO, Brian brings this unique perspective and its many benefits to the table, working as a strategic partner in the management of the company’s finances and future while never losing sight of the bottom line: operate an exceptional and efficient organization with clear and comprehensive financial reporting; continuing to build upon a foundation of trust and responsiveness by making financially sound decisions based not only on numbers, but on the people they represent.

Brian in three words:

 

Strategic.    Logical.    Engaged.

“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.” – Plato

STACY HANSON

Stacy Hanson believes in the power of possibilities. She expects the best from herself and from those around her, and embraces a life that seeks to turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. This tenacious spirit has served her well; her days spent as a field investigator came at a time when the thought of a woman succeeding in the industry was little more than an improbable notion. Undeterred by the odds and empowered by what could be, Stacy rose through the ranks with the integrity, focus and fierce customer-first philosophy that define her still today.

As CoventBridge’s Chief Client Officer, Stacy’s aim is high and her objective is clear: provide clients with uncompromising excellence at every level, and in so doing, redefine the industry’s approach to customer experience across the globe. Armed with a deep understanding of operational intricacies gained from two decades in the industry and an unquenchable passion for possibilities, Stacy is dedicated to fostering the long-term trust and respect of clients by safeguarding their interests with professionalism and integrity; remaining resolute in her assurance that CoventBridge will never outgrow its pledge to deliver the personalized, intuitive and ethical customer service so vital to success in today’s investigative services marketplace.

Stacy in three words:

 

Customer-Driven.    Determined.    Enterprising.

“When you are willing to aim high, something remarkable happens…the inconceivable suddenly becomes believable.”

Stacy Hanson

Chief Client Officer


Glenn Prager

Executive Vice President of

Government Solutions


GLENN PRAGER

The twenty-five years Glenn Prager has dedicated to combating fraud, waste and abuse in both the public and private sectors have honed his skills and sharpened his focus, but they’ve never dampened his spirit. On the contrary, this solution-driven leader has made it his mission to bring innovation and integrity to the fight against fraud, never resting on yesterday’s successes, and always finding the opportunity that lies within the challenge. For Glenn, impossible is just a frame of mind.

This never say never spirit has served him well throughout his career, producing highly successful tenures in such agencies as the DOJ, OIG and CMS, and leading to his appointment as Arizona’s Inspector General at the improbable age of 36, garnering him the title of the country’s youngest IG.

As CoventBridge Group’s Executive Vice President of Government Solutions, Glenn continues to build upon his life’s work, bringing to fruition an ‘impossible’ opportunity he envisioned nearly a decade ago: forming strong and strategic partnerships to address spiraling public sector fraud with solid private sector solutions. Today, thanks to Glenn’s foresight and resolve, this once small seed of an idea has taken root and, along with CoventBridge Group, has grown into a formidable force in the fraud abatement industry.

Glenn in three words:

 

Innovative.    Tactical.    Resolute.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

JASON ZURN

Jason Zurn knows that in business and in life, the little things can make a big difference, so it is not surprising that this devoted husband, father and self-described perfectionist lives his high-tech life by one simple rule: A promise made is a promise kept. The Virginia native nurtured his passion for technology in the midst of the fast pace of Washington D.C., learning to overcome challenges quickly and confidently and developing an uncanny ability to clearly see the big picture while never losing sight of the smallest details…invaluable traits in today’s ever-evolving world of IT. A conscientious and trustworthy leader, Jason is driven by his vow to bring his best to whatever he does, a promise he continues to keep.

As CoventBridge’s Chief Information Officer, Jason is certainly in his element, playing an integral role in the organization’s Internet presence from day one. Equipped with resources that far exceed today’s investigative industry standards and a staunch commitment to remain at the leading edge of their profession, Jason and his team combine insight and innovation with tools such as SmartPartner, CoventBridge’s proprietary software system, to optimize security and seamlessness throughout the organization’s ever-expanding network; redefining customer experience and investigative industry standards around the corner and around the world.

Jason in three words: 

Candid.    Reliable.    Diligent. 

“Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.”

Jason Zurn

Chief Information Officer


Robin R. Rogers

General Counsel


ROBIN ROGERS

Robin R. Rogers not only knows the benefits that can come from hard work, but this experienced legal expert also recognizes it’s not only your work ethic that secures you “the W,” it’s the attention to detail. With the ambition of a Division 1 collegiate athlete, Robin is competitive by nature and likes to succeed. Though she has had many brag-worthy accomplishments in her career, she stays amazingly humble. Robin first began her decade-long career at Bank of America in the financial industry, where she gained vast business and compliance experience. She then excelled as Counsel; Compliance & Privacy Director at The HCI Group, Attorney at McGlinchey Stafford, and most recently Senior Legal Counsel at The Adecco Group. These career accomplishments have only furthered the poised attitude that she brings to CoventBridge.

As CoventBridge’s General Counsel, Robin is focused on the executive team’s strategic goals. With her propensity towards decision making, she not only acts as counsel, but also overseeing the global legal, licensing, privacy, compliance, and human resource groups. Her trustworthiness allows her the ability to build and transform teams while implementing processes that ensure a strong and ethical atmosphere, allowing CoventBridge to redefine investigative industry standards around the world.

Robin in three words:

Ambitious. Trustworthy. Decisive.

“There’s nothing more powerful than a humble person, with a warrior spirit, who is driven by a bigger purpose.” – Jon Gordon

STEVE COOK

Mr. Cook serves at Executive level for Coventbridge Group as Managing Director for UK, Ireland and European regions. His career in the counter fraud industry extends back to January 1990 and encompasses operational and executive management roles, including implementation of large scale insurance counter fraud programs.

Steve served at Boardroom level for leading UK investigation companies, including an AIM listed Holding company, where he led a successful management buyout. Following sustained organic growth under his leadership, a US market leader in the investigations industry acquired Steve’s company and he subsequently joined their executive leadership team.

Steve’s career in the private sector was preceded by a distinguished ten-year career with the Royal Marines where he undertook operational deployments around the globe resulting in formal decoration.

Steve in three words:

 

Humble.    Enthusiastic.    Principled.

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”

Steve Cook

Managing Director for UK,

Ireland & Europe