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

John Glenny

Managing Partner

+353 1 206 6700


"People aren’t looking for clones. They want diversity and lateral thinking. We’ve shown from experience we can identify that opportunity better than anyone."



John brings nearly 20 years of executive search industry experience and works with clients to identify leaders that have a focus on driving change and creating long-term shareholder value. He has worked across most business areas, although has concentrated, to some extent, on the life science (pharmaceutical and healthcare) technology, financial services and non-profit sectors. Joining MERC Partners in 1995 and as Partner from 1998, John has successfully conducted domestic and international executive search assignments for chief executives, chief operating officers, and chief technology officers and across the complete functional leadership spectrum.

A graduate of National University of Ireland, Maynooth, John’s early career was spent in the UK working for a leading institution within the financial services industry in a combination of HR and operations management roles. Upon his return to Ireland he joined a specialist consulting group and two years later, he took charge of one of the group’s businesses in Ireland working extensively with clients in the manufacturing and technology sectors.

John is a member of the Institute of Directors and Dublin Chamber of Commerce and he sits on the ICT Committee of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce. He is also the MERC Partners council-representative for the 30% Club in Ireland.

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