Mr. Mertz is the Chief Executive Officer of Cerion, and a member of the company’s board of directors.
Mertz joined Cerion as its Chief Financial Officer in January of 2009, taking on responsibility for the company’s overall financial management. In June of 2012, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining Cerion, Mr. Mertz was the Chief Operating Officer of the Festival Network, a company who develops and acquires multi-day music festivals in geographically unique destinations around the globe. During his tenure, he was responsible for the strategic direction and growth of operations in nineteen (19) distinct markets across three (3) continents.
Prior to Festival Network, Mertz served as the Chief Executive Officer of Intermedia, a nationally recognized firm responsible for producing large-scale events, product launches, meetings, conferences and award shows on behalf of Fortune 500 / 1000 companies and consumer brands such as Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, Hearst Publishing, Fairchild Publishing, Pitney Bowes, SIFMA, Chase, Citibank, GRAMMY Awards, Univision, Vera Wang and Tommy Hilfiger amongst others.