Senior Vice President, Procurement & Operations
As SVP of Equalis Group, Eric Merkle has responsibility for the company’s sourcing and compliance, technology development, and sales operations. Merkle brings more than 20 years of supply chain operations, and over 15 years of cooperative purchasing experience to Equalis Group.
Prior to joining Equalis Group, Merkle served as Associate Vice President at Provista, leading the Contract Implementation, Supplier Operations, and Customer Analytics teams. Additionally, Merkle led in the development of multiple technology projects that improved the overall member experience.
Prior to joining Provista, Merkle was the Vice President of Operations for Summa Purchasing Group (acquired by Provista). In this role, Merkle led all customer operational functions for Summa, including supplier contracting, analytics and technology development. Prior to Summa, Merkle held multiple operational and procurement roles at US Foods.