M&T Bank Presents CEOs You Should Know

M&T Bank Presents CEOs You Should Know

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Melvin Petty, CEO & Managing Partner, ERP International, LLC

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Melvin Petty, CEO and Managing Partner of ERP International, has more than 30 years of executive-level technical, operational, and financial management experience. He credits ERP’s success to the hard work of its 700 passionate employees, who provide healthcare, scientific and technical staffing services to federal government and DOD agencies and the private sector. Since co-founding ERP in 2006 with his wife, Sandra, ERP has grown into a national firm recognized for leveraging brilliant people, innovative solutions, and business process transformation to create value-based solutions. Under Melvin’s leadership, ERP has secured 1,500-plus federal and DoD contracts to help meet the country’s healthcare and national security needs.

His focus on developing sustainable business environments has earned him several accolades, including the 2021 Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year® for the Mid-Atlantic region. The Washington Post recognized ERP as a Top Place to Work in 2020 and 2021, and the Washington Business Journal named ERP to the first Corporate Diversity Index in 2021. Melvin’s strong stewardship during the COVID pandemic has enabled ERP to meet the daunting challenges of providing critical healthcare, science, technology, and business management services to clients.

Melvin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from James Madison University, and later, CPA certification. He was part of Primark’s team that navigated its remarkable M&A period growing from $30-$720 million. Later he served as Senior Manager, CFO, and President of a small government contracting firm before starting ERP.

Melvin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Young President Organization (YPO), a global leadership community of extraordinary chief executives. Melvin supports many charitable organizations and is an active mentor spearheading ERP’s open-door policy for entrepreneurs that guides 15 new business people annually.


ERP International, LLC is a nationally respected provider of healthcare, scientific & technical staffing services supporting government & commercial clients.

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