Welcome to Meridiano, where innovation and efficiency converge. Our story began by accident, involving our CEO, Garry Kyle. Garry, originally from Dallas, Texas, has a background as a yacht owner and licensed captain spanning eight years. His family's favorite getaway involved flying to Fort Lauderdale and enjoying time on their yacht. However, one summer, while facing the challenge of finding reliable crew for their trips, Garry recognized a significant gap in the crew hiring process.
Drawing on his experience in launching Symplr, a company that provides compliance software to nine out of ten hospitals in the US, Garry decided to apply his software and business acumen to a different industry. He saw an opportunity to modernize the crew hiring process, which hasn’t changed in decades.
In 2020, Garry acquired Crew4Yachts, an industry-leading job board that was founded by Stacy Geddis 14 years prior. With advice from focus groups made up of yacht crew professionals and the determination to succeed, Garry and his dedicated employees successfully transformed it into what we know as Meridiano today. Our mission is straightforward yet impactful: to bring substantial value to employers by making the yacht crew hiring process faster, safer, and more affordable.
In 2023, Meridiano decided to join forces with ACREW, a trusted name in the yachting community with 15 years of experience and a track record of working with over 15,000 yacht crew professionals. This partnership strengthens our commitment to innovation and empowers us to deliver cutting-edge solutions that seamlessly connect employers with professional yacht crew.
At Meridiano, trust is at the core of everything we do. We are on a mission to enhance the crew hiring and placement experience for everyone in our industry, including captains, HOD’s, recruiters, management companies, yacht brokers, and charter agents. Join us as we shape the future of how yacht crew are hired, making it simpler, safer, and more efficient for everyone. Together, we can dream big and make a lasting impact on our industry and on those that work in it.