Mercuri Urval appoints Head of Client Advisory and Executive Search


September 13, 2022 – Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has bolstered its US team with the addition of Lisa Brantley as Head of Client Consulting and Executive Search in Houston , in Texas. “I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa nearly three years ago, and was as impressed then as now by her high level of integrity and sound principles, with which she conducts all aspects of his life, as well as his commitment to providing best-in-class service to his clients,” said Darcie Murray, Senior Vice President and Head of Americas for MU. “We continued to cultivate our relationship, and after having joined MU, I started discussions with Lisa to join us. She brings the right attitude and values ​​to the team and will now have a global platform to serve her customers and help us grow our business here in the United States. I’m thrilled to finally have the opportunity to work with Lisa, and I can’t wait to see her blossom with MU.

Ms. Brantley has spent her career in executive search, client relationship management and corporate leadership. She has performed over 500 research and advisory assignments. She began her career with a commercial real estate investment firm where she served as Controller and Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Brantley spent several years with Pryor Learning Solutions where she provided educational training for many leading organizations including Walmart Corp., the Department of the Air Force, Tyson Foods, as well as many other organizations in various industries. of activity.

Ms. Brantley was previously Vice President of Business Development and Recruitment for a professional services and consulting firm where she led its recruiting practice and was responsible for building client relationships and partnerships to drive growth in several sectors of activity. In 2012, she launched AlexCharles Search Partners, which focuses on finding executives and executives in the financial services, professional services, and oil and gas industries. She has placed leaders at the CFO, COO, VP and practice leader levels.

“I am both thrilled and honored to join the MU organization,” Ms Brantley said. “For me, MU brings a unique combination of a culture of integrity and authenticity, with impressive scientific leadership acquisition, an assessment process, and a team of leaders and professionals who are passionate about what we do and committed. to excellence in research. With more than 3,000 clients across all industries and in more than 60 countries, MU’s track record of success and global capabilities provide me with a platform to do more for my existing clients in the States. United I look forward to all that awaits me.

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Mercuri Urval is a global executive search and talent consultancy. The firm was founded in 1967. Today, Mercuri Urval works each year with more than 3,000 clients – all sectors combined – in more than 70 countries. It is the only global executive search and leadership consulting firm based in the Nordics.

Growth in the United States

Mercuri Urval has been present in the United States since 1981, and in recent years the activity has been mainly focused on the East Coast and serving its European customers doing business in the United States. The company has recommitted to establishing a strong presence in the market. , and is fully dedicated to investing and invigorating its business throughout the United States

Mercuri Urval recently added Stephen Spagnuolo to build and lead its cybersecurity practice for the Americas. “Information and cybersecurity are a priority for CEOs and boards, and it’s fair to say that they will remain so for many years to come. We are delighted to welcome Stephen to further strengthen our expertise in advising on this critical area,” said CEO Richard Moore. Mr. Spagnuolo will split his time between the New York Metro offices and the Washington, D.C. legacy offices. He will contribute to the company’s science solutions – executive search, valuation and consulting – to enterprises, PE/VC-backed cyber and fintech domain firms, as well as professional services firms and consultants, in the United States and Canada and in collaboration with partners of Mercuri Urval across Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.

Mercuri Urval has also named Darcie Murray as head of the Americas business. “We are thrilled to have a senior executive with such global exposure as Darcie leading our US team,” Moore said. “His experience building and managing client-centric teams across geographies in executive search and leadership consulting is a perfect fit for our clients’ most important needs.” said Matthias Loidold, Group Director, who has handed over the business to Ms Murray and will provide further support in the direction and growth of the Americas region.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor; Dale M. Zupsansky, editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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