Who We Are

We've been around a long time.


In 1894 Edward Maritz started the E. Maritz Jewelry company, a wholesaler and manufacturer of fine jewelry and engraved watches.


Reinvention is in our DNA. We pioneered the incentives industry, revolutionized meeting planning, and are transforming customer experiences. In short, we never stop exploring what's next.


It's always been about people for us. Whether you're our client, employee, or a program participant, we value you as a person. It's our strength. And when you work with us, it's yours.

We're always looking ahead, but we have a very rich history.

– Steve Maritz

Backed by Science

The Maritz Institute

Created in 2009, The Maritz Institute comprises leading academics, cutting-edge neuroscientists and pioneering clients, along with our own experts. Together, we glean insights from the latest in human science research and infuse them into the design of our people-centered business solutions. The results? Powerful programs that make a real impact on your business.


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Every person can make
a difference.

Brian Bergman, Senior Analyst and Teach for America Maritz Motivation Coach

Giving Back

in more ways than one.


People drive communities, too. That's why Maritz gives both our dollars and time to educational programs that help children and adults reach their full potential.


We give to non-profit partners who share our values of innovation and results. Together, we make a real impact on our communities. Read our giving guidelines >


When businesses focus on diversity, everyone wins. As a St. Louis Minority Business Council member, we’re committed to identifying and strengthening minority and women-owned businesses.


We want future generations to thrive. And we do our part by reducing waste, water consumption, power usage and paper dependence. We're a St. Louis Green Business Challenge Award Winner.


guiding the next 120 years

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Steve Maritz
Chairman & CEO
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Dennis Hummel
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Rick Ramos
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Steve Gallant
General Counsel