Anita Mercado

Vice President

Anita Mercado VERTICAL 10041

Areas of Expertise


Aligns people strategy to business plans ensuring the right people are in the right seats at the right time for the right cost.


Helps companies retain valuable people and attract top candidates - advances HR and manager capabilities while scaling company culture.


Simplifies complex initiatives to maximize team performance - clarity of action yields productivity.


Partner & Program Lead, HR Transformation

VIKRITI Management Consulting

Vice President, Human Resources

Bridgewater Bank

Sr. Director, Human Resources

Bluestem Brands

Sr. Manager, Enterprise Learning



M Ed HR Development

University of Minnesota - College of Education & Human Development

BA, Political Science & Spanish

St. Olaf College


Bridges Leadership Coaching Method Certificate (Sept. 2022)

Strategy-Culture Alignment Certification - WorkEffects (Oct. 2017)

Master Trainer - AchieveForum, A KornFerry Company (Feb. 2015)

Myers Briggs Type Instrument Certified Practitioner (Dec. 2012)

Industry Experience

  • Retail & Distribution
  • eCommerce & Technology
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Utility - Energy
  • Functional Shared Services


  • Communication
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Relationship Builder
  • Learner
  • Innovative
  • Developer

Favorite Success Stories


Growing media company needed help building HR Department capable of growing along with it.

Consumer & Retail

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Building robust finance and accounting processes for a pet-service industry rollup.

Consumer & Retail

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