John Kelly is a consultant and member of Spencer Stuart’s Technology & Digital Officer and Human Resources practices. Based in Dublin, John brings a partnership mentality to his work advising clients on CEO and leadership searches across the, technology, financial services and industrial industries as well as government.

Executive search expert focused on relationships and client care

  • John has spent more than 10 years as a leader in a variety of roles at MERC Partners, the leading Irish executive search firm that was acquired by Spencer Stuart in 2019. Most recently, he has led senior executive search assignments across a variety of industry sectors and served as a member of MERC Partners’ Dublin-based leadership team. Previously, he helped found and build Index Partners, MERC Partners’ interim executive business.
  • John began his career in a variety of sales, marketing and commercial positions, including with a privately owned computer and mobile communications provider.

John is a graduate of the University of Limerick, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business studies. He also earned an MBA from University College Dublin.

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