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Dallas Mercer

Founder / CEO
Dallas Mercer Consulting (DMC).
St. John's, Newfoundland

Growing up in rural Newfoundland, Dallas moved to St. John’s where she earned her B.A. at Memorial University before starting her career with Workers’ Compensation and later joining the Employers’ Council. During this time, she discovered that employers didn’t have the time, knowledge or experience required to manage claims.

In 2002, she founded DMC offering Disability Management services.  As an employer advocate, she added efficiency to their claims process; saving clients time and money, allowing them to focus on their core business. DMC has expanded to offer Safety Training, Safety Consulting, and Industrial Hygiene services to hundreds of clients across Canada with offices in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland Labrador.

Dallas has grown from a one-person consultancy to 27 employees. Since 2008, DMC has grown 233% and aims to double revenues over the next 3 years. She was recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine (ABM) as one of the ‘Top 10’ entrepreneurs to watch in 2012, received the NLOWE Entrepreneurial Excellence award in 2015, and named one of ABM’s ‘Top 50 CEOs’ in 2017 and 2018.

Mom to 11-year old Max, her husband Pete is the company’s COO. Dallas finds solitude in a good book or by picking blueberries.