Meredith A. Kraus

2018 Speaker

MEREDITH A. KRAUS is the director of human resources for Merck Research Laboratories in South San Francisco. In this role she has primary responsibility for all HR initiatives, programs and operations in support of this new and growing research site for Merck, including talent management strategies, activities and programs. Prior to her role in San Francisco, Kraus led Merck’s flagship key talent program portfolio, and was responsible for managing and executing development programs for the organization’s highest potential leaders across the global enterprise.  Her earlier years with the company included leadership roles in global executive talent acquisition and global talent management. Prior to joining Merck, Kraus worked as a management consultant in both a large HR professional services firm and as part of two global retained executive search firms.  She also spent two years as a field sales representative for G.D. Searle, (later integrated into Pfizer), launching a major blockbuster into the market during that time period. @merck


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