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Meet the Merritt Technical Associates, Inc. Team

William (Bill) Merritt, President and CEO, of MTA has been providing professional services support to clients in the financial community for more than 35 years. Bill's success has come from his ability to understand clients' needs and providing creative and cost effective solutions to their requirements. In January 1998, Bill formed MTA. Nearly all of his clients and his consultants have followed him. Bill grew up on the north shore of Long Island. Bill attended Fairfield University and graduated from CW Post College, with a Major in Business Management and a Minor in Marketing. Bill and his wife and daughter live in Wilton, CT. Bill has been an ice hockey player his entire life, he enjoys restoring antique cars and homes, and is a big sports fan.




Bill Stevens has more than twenty five years of successful recruiting experience.

He has recruited for the following industries, investment banking, brokerage, manufacturing and distribution, intermodal, tax services, pharmaceutical, engineering firms, sport’s governing organizations, nuclear, and electric utilities, health care, personal lines, life insurance and property and casualty insurance.

In his spare time Bill spends time with his family and friends, is an avid reader and is a fan of basketball, baseball and soccer.

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Ellen Essman, Chief Financial Officer has been with MTA since it was formed in 1998. Ellen is a 1981 graduate of Boston College Carroll School of Management. She started her career with Price Waterhouse and received her CPA designation in 1984. She is licensed to practice public accounting in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Prior to joining MTA she managed her own CPA practice, providing corporate tax and business consulting services to a diverse portfolio of industries as well as individual tax advice and preparation services. Ellen is an active member of her community, and her local church, currently serving as President of the Wilton Woman's Club and as a Trustee of the Wilton Library Association. She makes her home in Wilton, CT. there she lives with her husband and three sons. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, hiking and reading.


Barbara Cancelliere, Corporate Officer, has been with MTA since its formation. Barbara is involved in numerous activities in support of the back office of the organization. Prior to joining MTA, for 12 years Barbara worked as a system administrator and business liaison for several marketing organizations. She graduated from CW Post College, with a Major in Business Management. Barbara and her husband and daughter live in Wilton, CT. Barbara is an exercise enthusiast she enjoys skiing both downhill and cross country and has been an active member of her local community.









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