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

Kieran Duff


+353 1 206 6700

"In this profession you need to have an innate interest in and curiosity about people. Clients and candidates invest a huge amount in the search process and they want to work with partners they can trust."

Kieran is a graduate of University College Cork and University College Dublin's Smurfit Business School. He also holds an MBA from the Open University Business School and has attended Harvard Business School’s executive education programme. He spent the first five years of his managerial career with a global supply chain services business, working with the world`s leading consumer brands companies and international retail organisations. Kieran began his consultancy career when he joined Accenture`s business consulting practice in Dublin, where he worked for seven years in senior client-service roles across a number of sectors including consumer goods, retail, manufacturing, ICT, international shared services and transport. Prior to joining MERC Partners, Kieran operated as Divisional Managing Director for a publicly quoted support services group. Kieran has successfully completed CEO and senior executive search assignments across a variety of industry sectors including: professional services; management consulting; consumer goods & retail; digital technology; healthcare; construction & engineering; utilities & renewables. Kieran is a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Graduate of its Chartered Director Programme, a Member of the MBA Association of Ireland and a Member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland. He is a European Council Member of AESC (the global Association of Executive Search Consultants) and a Board Member of Enactus Ireland, a not-for profit organisation that promotes social entrepreneurship.

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