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Agilium Worldwide is pleased to announce that Merrion Executive Search ( - a boutique search and advisory firm located in Toronto - recently joined the international network of executive search firms.

Merrion Executive Search comprises a team of dedicated professionals who share common values, a passion for search, and a deep desire to “find the right candidate” for their clients. The firm works across many industries, partnering with global financial services organizations and international banks, fintechs and technology firms, recognized brands and start-ups.

Merrion is recognized for its personal touch and commitment to high standards of service and delivery. The firm has a solid track record of success - its consultants are instrumental partners to their clients in addressing urgent needs and challenging situations. Such situations include searches that require key experience, specialized talent and in-demand expertise. Merrion continues to build long-lasting relationships founded on trust, confidence and shared values.

James Hayes, Managing Director "Merrion is excited to have joined Agilium Worldwide. We are confident that membership will enhance our service offering in Canada in a number of ways. Our clients that have an international footprint often ask if we have the capacity, market knowledge and reach to support their organizations in other regions. And now we are able to meet that need! Furthermore, we have been exploring ways to engage in an international network of like-minded, entrepreneurial search partners whose knowledge and expertise we can leverage to win new business and continue to expand our presence in Canada. Our association with Agilium Worldwide meets these goals perfectly. Merrion is always interested in learning about the successful and innovative approaches and methods used by peers in other markets (and for Merrion to do likewise). We are looking forward to a long-term and fruitful partnership with the group."

James Hayes

James Hayes, Managing Director and Founder of Merrion Executive Search

James Hayes has almost 20 years of experience as an executive search practitioner. Prior to forming his own firm, he worked for leading professional search companies in Europe (Ireland) and in Canada. James has substantial expertise in broad areas of financial services, fintech and payments, and assists global organizations with their senior and C-level human capital needs.

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Founded in 1984, Agilium Worldwide LLC is an international executive search group of independent, owner-managed retained executive search firms, with members who are active in virtually every market. Agilium Worldwide ranks among the world’s top 40 executive search organizations.

Agilium Worldwide’s member firms offer personalized, specialized, client-oriented services. By eliminating the formally structured, pre-programmed approach they can remain proactive and secure prompt, skilled and expert service to their clients, to help them find the “Perfect Fit” – the right person for the right position, at the right time, at the right location.

Agilium Worldwide member firms are trusted advisors to companies from the Fortune 500, as well as to upcoming and start-up companies around the globe. Clients get the best of both worlds: an entrepreneurial approach with global reach and local perspective.