We create detailed briefing documents that demonstrate a thoughtful understanding of your business goals, values and overall hiring needs. We want to gain a comprehensive knowledge of your business that we continue to nurture and develop over time.

Understanding Your Business, Brand and Goals


Aligning Your Search Requirements With Your Corporate Needs

Each search begins with an assessment of the position specifications within the broader context of your business. In consultation with you, we identify accountabilities and business requirements, and develop the ideal candidate profile in terms of skillsets, experience and fit. We establish timelines and agree upon deliverables. 



Merrion Executive Search is a boutique search and advisory firm with comprehensive experience managing national and global engagements in the Financial Services, FinTech, Payments & Transaction Services, Insurance & Reinsurance, Technology and Real Estate sectors. 


Our thorough industry knowledge, well-maintained talent networks, and proven research practices provide us with a variety of methods to identify a long list of potential candidates.

Targeting The Right Talent


Rigorous Screening

We use a variety of interview and competency-based assessment tools to benchmark candidates against each other. We systematically narrow the long list to a short list that is tailored to your needs and prioritize candidates who will thrive in the role and your organization.

Merrion Advantage
Search Process
Areas of Expertise

One decision will affect your organization's 

success in many different ways.

Six steps to finding the

right executive.

Specialized knowledge in industry and functional areas.


Once you select your preferred candidate, we complete thorough references and partner with you to develop a compelling offer to ensure the completion of the search.

Selecting From The Best


Checking In

Our work does not end with candidate placement. We assist with the successful candidate’s transition into your organization and consult regularly with you and the candidate to review your progress together and to reaffirm that our process identified the “right leader.” Our goal is to partner with you again. We know your continued satisfaction with the results of our work will keep our relationship strong.

As a boutique search firm we guarantee a senior point-of-contact for our clients to ensure personalized service, complete discretion, and full accountability. Communication lines are clear so that messaging is consistent when engaging with candidates. We appreciate that client priorities and timelines change and we are able to respond to those changing needs.

We specialize in specific industry and functional areas to build subject matter expertise. This ensures that we are a valued source of counsel for our clients and are viewed as knowledgeable and credible by candidates. We develop a broad knowledge of the candidate pool and, with the benefit of years of experience managing both national and global searches, maintain extensive contact networks in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. We gather competitive intelligence on emerging thought leadership and trends in innovation in our client’s industry which we share and which helps us identify and separate thought leaders from followers. As our client, you benefit from robust granular research practices, proven search methodologies and exceptional attention to detail.

From start-ups, to medium-sized businesses, to global entities, we know our clients have diverse needs when conducting a search. We customize our strategies, services, and fee structures to meet the flexibility you desire. From full-service searches to ‘a la carte’ options that complement your own human resources capabilities at any phase of a search, we meet your specific needs.

Partnering with a boutique firm has many advantages.


James Hayes of Merrion Executive Search Inc., Mandeep Grewal of Lakeshore Human Capital Inc., and Matt McTaggart of Ross Executive Search are founding members of the HGM Search Partnership. Building on their years of experience and success with some of the country’s and world’s largest firms, each partner gravitated towards the boutique model. They have thrived by providing the flexibility, responsiveness, and guaranteed single senior point of contact that clients deserve and quality of customer service candidates value.


The HGM Search Partnership was created as a way to leverage and maximize the many benefits of the boutique firm model for clients while permitting our members to scale up capacity when required. The HGM Search Partnership gives you access to the best aspects of both worlds with dedicated executive search providers who have developed strong personal and professional relationships with one another.

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