Merkur, who works for a Park Avenue real-estate finance firm, has apologized for sharing the Excel sheet with Arielle, telling The Post Wednesday it was a “serious lapse in judgment” for which he’s “deeply remorseful.” Beidaut said she feels sorry for Merkur, with whom she has spoken only online and whom she has never met in person. “I think he took that seriously and was really looking for a girl.” Meanwhile, Merkur kept a low profile yesterday, with his boss saying he wasn’t available to talk.The son of a top New York retail executive, Merkur graduated with “high distinction” from Cornell University in 2006, according to an online résumé.Arielle asked to see it — and he e-mailed it to her. I only deleted the non-Match people’s names (at the bottom) since some I’ve known for a long time.” “I hope this e-mail doesn’t backfire, because I really had a great time and hope to hang again soon :),” he added. She added, “For some strange reason, he actually does. “I sincerely regret my serious lapse in judgment in this matter and apologize to everyone,” he said. Suffice it to say, I will never do anything like this again.” He earlier told that he found his handiwork “wacky and quirky and kind of funny.” Merkur argued that his busy job prevents him from remembering the mundane details of his nights out. Terence Hogarth is based at the Institute for Employment Research (IER) at Warwick University.Now that the overly detailed spreadsheet created by the man that works in finance has gone viral over the Internet, it was sooner or later that the identity of the man behind the meticulously detailed spreadsheet would be revealed.The New York Post reported this morning that the guy behind the spreadsheet is David Merkur, a 28 year-old associate director at Ladder Capital, a "Park Avenue real-estate finance firm." Merkur is not listed on Ladder Capital's website's list of management and professional employee. Merkur is a graduate of Cornell University and has previously worked at Merrill Lynch and in private equity, according to the Post.
Suffice to say, I will never do anything like this again."He also told the website that he was quitting internet dating.He worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch right out of college and then for a new Manhattan private-equity firm before landing his current slot as an associate director at Ladder Capital.‘SORT’ OF CREEPY: An investment banker kept a color-coded spreadsheet of women he dated — re-created in part and blurred out for privacy here (above) — arranging them by looks, impressions of first dates and interest in future pursuit. Merkur told Jezebel that he sent Arielle the spreadsheet because “she works with spreadsheets a lot, too” and she “seemed like a very sweet girl.” “I won’t be using ever again,” he said.For one date named Liliana, who scored a 9.5, Merkur wrote, “Looks beautiful; from coastal Romania; Chanel make-up artist.” OPINION: REAL MEN CAN CLOSE THE DEAL WITHOUT OPENING EXCEL But after a few conversations and Facebook chats, Merkur noted that her old boyfriend “might be back in the picture.” He made himself another note to call her after she returned from an April trip to Florida. For his ladies, he kept meticulous text- message records under “dates of message communication,” documenting when he sent a message and when he received one.