Experienced and professional, the Merion team has over 120 years of collective experience in all aspects of lower middle market finance. Merion’s Founders have worked together as a team for more than twenty years, dating back to their time at Mellon Bank, where they set up Mellon’s subordinated debt group.
William M. Means
Bill is the Managing Partner and Co-founder of Merion as well as the founder of its predecessor portfolio mezzanine group at Mellon Bank. He has been active in the leveraged finance and private equity industry for over 25 years, dating back to Fidelcorp Capital which was one of the earliest bank owned private equity subsidiaries. He has been involved in the structuring and underwriting of over 100 investments and has served in a board capacity on over 20 portfolio companies including many Inc. 500 high growth businesses with a particular focus on healthcare, tech enabled business services and human resource capital. He has served on the board and various committees of many Philadelphia industry groups including the GPVG and ACG.
Education: BA Case Western Reserve University; MBA/MS Temple University
Select Board Affiliations: ReSearch Pharma, AFS, Baran Institute of Technology, Shades of Light, NCO, Crothall Services, Response USA