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Merle Riepe


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As an avid skier, Merle is well acquainted with fresh powder and moguls. As a psychologist, he is well acquainted with ego bumps. As a Principal for SilverStone Group, Merle takes the same dedication he has for skiing and translates it into increasing the effectiveness of people in the workplace based on proven psychological and management approaches. With experience in the fields of psychology and management consulting, he helps organizations hire the best, develop their leaders and create great work cultures.

Merle has developed his consulting skills by managing a wide range of projects over the last ten years. He handles individual assessment, 360° feedback and leadership coaching. At the organizational level, he manages employee engagement surveys, implements culture change initiatives and provides succession planning and selection services. Merle also facilitates strategic planning. Merle says it’s the variety of his work that he enjoys most. Every project provides a new challenge and the opportunity to work with exceptionally bright people to solve important problems. He feels privileged to collaborate with clients who are excited about and value the services he loves providing.

Merle received a PhD in Consulting Psychology from Alliant International University, with research interests in global leadership, personnel selection validation and employee engagement. Merle is active in both his professional and local community. He is a graduate of Leadership Omaha. Merle is President of the Zeta Psi Omicron Alumni Board and he is President of his homeowners association. He is a member of HR People & Strategy, the Society of Consulting Psychology, the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and SilverStone Group’s Wellness Activity Group (WAG). Merle has served on the WAG committee for six years and is currently chairperson. WAG mentors associates in developing and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. His leadership roles and his experience with our wellness plan are invaluable to his clients.

Dr. Riepe’s knowledge of human behavior and systems, his expertise in assessment and his experience in facilitating change enable him to provide innovative, practical and principled consulting services that are crafted to meet clients’ critical needs. Merle’s relentless commitment to a successful outcome is what separates him from the rest. Although Merle is dedicated to his work, he makes time to hit the slopes at one of his favorite ski resorts. If you see him at the lodge, he is likely to strike up a conversation with you, whether it’s about moguls or egos!

Contact Information
e-mail: mriepe@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5515  |  fax: 402.963.4085

Professional Title

  • Organizational Psychologist

PhD of Philosophy  |  Consulting Psychology
Alliant International University |  San Diego, CA

Master of Science  |  Consulting Psychology
Alliant International University |  San Diego, CA

Bachelor of Science  |  Psychology
Nebraska Wesleyan University |  Lincoln, NE

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