Kieran Duff, a consultant in the Dublin office of MERC Partners | Spencer Stuart, focuses on CEO and senior executive search assignments across a variety of industry sectors, including consumer goods and retail, digital technology, industrial and construction as well as professional services.

In addition to CEOs, Kieran helps companies find chief sales officers, chief commercial officers, chief marketing officers, and supply chain leaders. He also assists professional services firms and consulting organisations in the appointment of business leaders and partners.

C-suite search partner

  • Kieran joined MERC Partners in 2008 as a partner. MERC Partners was acquired by Spencer Stuart in 2019.
  • Earlier, Kieran was divisional managing director for a publicly listed business services group.
  • Kieran began his consultancy career as a member of Accenture`s business consulting practice in Dublin, where he spent seven years in senior client-service roles across various sectors.
  • 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 and international retail organisations.

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. Kieran is a member of the Institute of Directors and a graduate of its Chartered Director Programme, and member of the MBA Association and Marketing Institute of Ireland. He is a European Council Member of the global Association of Executive Search Consultants and has served as a board member of Enactus Ireland, a not-for-profit that promotes social entrepreneurship.

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