Merkle Response Management Group Promotes Scott Ryan, Kent Grove and Jim Stouffer to Vice President

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Merkle Response Management Group (Merkle RMG), a subsidiary of Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, today announced the promotion of three long-time employees to vice president. The combined efforts of these individuals and the teams they lead make it possible for Merkle RMG to provide exceptional service in support of its nonprofit clients’ direct response processing, contact center and fulfillment needs.

  • Scott Ryan, Vice President, Operations: Ryan oversees and manages the core services provided by Merkle RMG, including mail processing, scanning, imaging and data entry. With more than 20 years of management experience in direct mail donation processing, Ryan ensures that Merkle RMG is continuously setting new standards for excellence in delivering service that help its clients better serve their donors. He has been with the company for nine years.
  • Kent Grove, Vice President, Client Engagement: Grove ensures that Merkle RMG’s customers receive exceptional service from his implementation and client services teams. With 11 years of experience at Merkle RMG and prior experience in the hospitality industry, Grove understands what it takes to support clients to achieve their fundraising and donor service goals, while keeping them connected to the process on a daily basis.  
  • Jim Stouffer, Vice President, Technology Services: Stouffer leads all technology functions, including security, connectivity, software and hardware applications, and facility and property management. A Merkle RMG team member for 22 years, Stouffer’s leadership has supported Merkle RMG’s goals of providing clients with the latest high-tech service capabilities and secure processing of donor funds and data.

“Scott, Kent and Jim exemplify the dedication to client success that has allowed Merkle RMG to grow and continually enhance service to our nonprofit clients and their donors,” said Bill Sayre, president of Merkle RMG. “Each of them brings special skills and insight in response processing, customer service and technology, and together their unmatched expertise allows us to successfully deliver the kind of exceptional high-tech and high-touch care that helps our client develop stronger, long-term relationships with their donors.”  


About Merkle Response Management Group

Founded in 1983, Merkle’s Response Management Group is dedicated to providing complete response processing and fulfillment solutions, including lockbox/caging, scanning, data entry, imaging, inbound call center, email management, acknowledgment printing and mailing, and premium/product fulfillment services. RMG serves more than 200 clients in the nonprofit, government, healthcare, and retail markets.  For more information about Merkle RMG, please visit, or follow us on Twitter@MerkleRMG.

About Merkle

Merkle is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the US for CRM, digital, and search. For more than 25 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights. When combined with its strength in performance media, Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing performance and shareholder value. With more than 3,400 employees, the privately held corporation is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland with 15 additional offices in the US and offices in Barcelona, Bristol, London, Shanghai, and Nanjing. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit

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