Finding the right leader can be difficult - especially when it comes to executive level positions. With so many capable people ready to put themselves forward for consideration, how do you identify and separate good leaders from great leaders?
Conducting a search to find the elusive 'right leader' requires many skillsets. An effective search practitioner must not only have a thorough understanding of research practices and search methodologies, but must also cultivate extensive knowledge about a client's industry, business focus and goals, and ultimately understand the impact the hiring decision will have on the team and the organization's ability to thrive.
MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE
EXECUTIVE SEARCH INC
Knowledgeable, Responsive, Adaptable… Your Trusted Search Partner.
FINTECH, PAYMENTS & TRANSACTION SERVICES
Big Data & Analytics
Consumer Finance (P2P)
Mobile & Emerging Payments
Credit Card Issuing
Third Party Payment Processing
INSURANCE & REINSURANCE
Life & Health
Property & Casualty
Cyber & Information Security
Global Banking & Capital Markets
Commercial & Retail Banking
Treasury & Cash Management
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
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.
Areas of Expertise
One decision will affect your organization's
success in many different ways.
When you're looking to hire a leader for your business you aren't looking for just any employee...
so, why would you choose just any search firm?
THE MERRION ADVANTAGE
Six steps to finding the
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
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.
At Merrion Executive Search, we pride ourselves on working with a select group of clients. This exclusivity allows us to minimize non-competes and provides you with the security of knowing we won’t be consulting with you today and all of your competitors tomorrow.
Our priority is to always be your executive search firm of choice. As a result, we have a particular stake in your success and a strong incentive to build a long-lasting relationship founded on trust, confidence and shared values.
Consider us as you would a trusted colleague, and leverage the Merrion Advantage.
You are looking for candidates who will be with your team for the long haul, and we are looking to be an extension of that same team. We strive to become immersed in your organization’s culture, to get to know your business needs intimately, and to build and retain a deep institutional knowledge that is essential for making informed recommendations about candidates.
MERRION EXECUTIVE SEARCH IS…
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.
THE EXECUTIVE SEARCH PROCESS
At Merrion, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of client and candidate service. In conducting searches on your behalf, we make a firm commitment to complete discretion, loyally representing your interests, and building and maintaining an exceptional reputation as an extension of your business in the marketplace.
At Merrion, we believe the “right leader” may not necessarily be the obvious one. We conduct searches that identify the best candidates for your shortlist, including people from diverse backgrounds. You deserve to evaluate the best talent, not simply the most well-connected.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Partnering with a boutique firm has many advantages.
WHAT IS THE HGM SEARCH PARTNERSHIP?
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.