Stella Mercado co-founded Mercom Corp. in 2000, and serves as its CEO and president of the board of directors. As CEO, Ms. Mercado has overall responsibility for corporate finance, treasury, revenue, accounting and tax policy, as well as regulatory reporting and supervision. As president, she aligns corporate and strategic planning, provides overall direction for the company, and incorporates a fun and optimistic corporate atmosphere.
Privately held Mercom, founded by siblings Stella and Larry Mercado in 2000, is a certified Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Business (EDWOSB/WOSB) and a Small Disadvantaged Business concern, as well as a graduate of the SBA 8(a) program. The company was No. 163 on the 2012 HispanicBusiness 500 directory with revenues of $30.9 million and 65 employees in 2011.
Ms. Mercado is a board member of the Wall College of Business at Coastal Carolina University and is a founding member of the Grand Strand Technology Business Council. She is a member of industry associations such as AFCEA and BICSI.
She received a B.A. in international relations and Spanish from the University of Virginia. She lives in Pawleys Island, S.C., and enjoys golf, softball, reading, and spending time with her son, Alex.