Merritt Tilney combines extensive business experience with coaching skills to help executives and key managers take their performance to the next level. By building strong trusted relationships, Merritt helps clients gain self-awareness, fresh perspectives and new leadership skills to improve communication, decision making and performance.
Merritt has a strong understanding of different environments and cultures gained from 20 years in operating roles and as a management consultant. Merritt has worked in Marketing, Strategy, Operations and Finance roles at ETRADE, Citigroup, Gap and several start-ups. She has been involved with a number of change initiatives that span cross functional teams, often interfacing with Technology. Merritt’s experience as a Chief of Staff informs her coaching — refining team structure and role design, articulating and communicating goals / strategy and working with key managers on becoming more effective.
Merritt earned a B.A. summa cum laude in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She completed her coaching accreditation through Columbia University’s Coaching Certification Program. She is a qualified administrator of the Hogan Assessment Tools and Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI). She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.