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

John Harty


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John has two decades of executive search and leadership consulting experience from across international markets, he is known for his exceptional understanding of boardroom dynamics and ability to help organisations align leadership with their transformation agenda. Before joining MERC Partners | Spencer Stuart, John served as a global account manager for an executive search and leadership advisory firm leading the relationship with a major global bank, amongst other significant clients. He led the financial services practice for Ireland across all service lines, specialising in banking and insurance at the national and international levels, advising boards and executive committees. He also led the strategy for the RPO offering in financial services in EMEA.

John started his career in a family-owned boutique executive search business, where he built the firm’s Dublin office, extended the firm’s international footprint in London, the Middle East and via network partners in Europe and Asia, he also built a leading board practice in Ireland.

John earned a bachelor’s degree in business studies from the University of Limerick with a minor in labour law.

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