Our People
MERC Partners has the most experienced team of Consultants and Researchers in the executive recruitment sector in Ireland.

Ciara Farrell

Head of Research

+353 1 206 6700


"Research is central to what we do. We identify the highest calibre candidates for our clients through our best in class research capabilities, industry insights and extensive network."



Prior to joining MERC Partners in 2016, Ciara worked with a global executive search firm in Canada where she conducted a variety of senior search assignments across a range of sectors including not for profit, third level education, resources and energy, and financial services. Before this, Ciara worked with a boutique occupational-psychology consultancy where she honed her skills in the area of assessment and selection, with a particular focus on delivering training and solutions utilising psychometric profiles for selection and development. Within MERC Partners, Ciara has contributed to the successful completion of search assignments across various clients and sectors. She has a keen interest in the area of assessment and ensuring objective measures are used to identify the best candidate to fit our clients’ needs. Ciara holds a number of Test User (Psychometric) Certificates from the British Psychological Society. She is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Ciara also holds a Masters in Work & Organisational Psychology from the University of Limerick and was awarded the Kemmy Business School Outstanding Scholar Award in 2013 for coming top of her cohort.

Search with Excellence


Our experienced Partners, expert research team and rigorous search methodologies consistently deliver results in a changing and dynamic landscape.