1. Merit, Earn.
2. To Serve as a Soldier.
Mereo 4 Holdings is a privately held supply chain management enterprise located in Chicago, Illinois, supporting the global government/defense and commercial aerospace markets.
In our government/defense segment, we specialize in aircraft, ground vehicle, and weapons systems sustainment capabilities which deliver improved operational readiness and a lower total cost of ownership for our customers. This is accomplished through the design and implementation of optimized material and labor logistics programs, and by providing value-added distribution services as an intermediary between our government customers and the manufacturers we represent.
We contract with the US Armed Forces and select foreign militaries directly, or through teaming arrangements with other prime contractors; additionally, as a certified small business, we assist the government and our industry affiliates with satisfying small business award objectives resulting from congressional mandates. In our commercial aviation segment, we source and supply aftermarket equipment for aircraft owners, operators, and maintenance facilities, as well as create customized fleet management programs which yield system-level availability and cost impact.
We believe that our leadership team's 120 years of industry experience, track record of performance, scope of capability, and focus on expectations and results, provides the right foundation to earn the trust and confidence of our customers and business partners.
|OEM New Parts Distribution
Contractor Logistics Support / Performance Based Logistics
Integrated Product Sustainment - Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation
Information Systems Development
|Engine Maintenance Event Management
Material Sourcing and Technical Compliance
133 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 602
Chicago, IL 60661
Cage Code 6PRF3
Mereo 4 Holdings is also registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with the Small Business Administration (SBA)
James Clark holds thirty years of commercial aerospace and defense experience, including sixteen consecutive years of successful P&L responsibility for a $1.4B NYSE corporation. Prior to starting Mereo 4, he delivered substantial revenue and earnings growth through the leadership and development of a diverse group of aviation supply chain companies covering $700m in global revenue, including engine / aircraft trading, government / defense logistics, component repair, and landing gear maintenance. His career also includes extensive international experience, including fourteen years based outside of the US. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Bradley University, and completed the CEO Perspectives Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
David Perri is a sixteen year veteran of the commercial and defense aviation aftermarkets. Before accepting his position at Mereo 4, Mr. Perri had served as the Vice President & General Manager of a large US defense contractor where he led his business to revenue of $250m, a five-year compound growth rate of 22%, and a return on invested capital exceeding 100%. His group was awarded the two largest program contracts in company history, co-awarded the largest single commercial distributorship in company history, and signed exclusive distributorships with seven Original Equipment Manufacturers. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Marquette University and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.
Ed De Waard served in senior technical and product leadership positions over nineteen years with a $2B NYSE aviation parts and service provider. Before joining the Mereo 4 team, he led the Defense OEM distribution and procurement segment for his former employer into a diversified, value-added government distributor and supply chain partner which doubled revenue and earnings over a five-year period. He has an extensive background in Distribution, Supply Chain and Product Line Management, Business Development, Quality Assurance, Environmental Health and Safety, and Regulatory Compliance. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautics (cum laude) from St. Louis University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He also holds FAA Pilots and Mechanics certificates.
Robert Farina is a Certified Public Accountant and most recently served as the Group Chief Financial Officer for a $700 million division of a $1.4B NYSE company. His responsibility included financial oversight for six distinct operating businesses, including government / defense logistics, commercial engine / airframe aftermarket trading, OEM distributorships, US and European-based component repair facilities, and landing gear maintenance. He also held the position of Vice President at both Wells Fargo Bank and GE Capital, where he originated and closed over $1B in debt and equity financing transactions. He received a degree in Accounting from Bradley University and is a GE certified, Six Sigma Green Belt.