Richard Abelson
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Richard Abelson

Managing DirectorSpecialising in Compliance, Risk Management

Richard has more than 20 years’ worth of specialist recruitment knowledge and experience and covers all areas of Risk and Compliance, placing both permanent and contract roles across multiple top businesses. He takes pride in cultivating and maintaining a host of professional client and candidate relationships. Richard’s consistent engagement and proven track record of delivering strong results lies at the very heart of what he does.

In his spare time, Richard’s life revolves around the ‘four Fs’ -  family, football, food and friends.


MERJE is everything I wanted it to be when we founded the business. In an industry that can sometimes be aggressive, we want to engage in a personal and positive way. Our people are at the heart of what we do and joining our team creates boundless opportunities. There are financial benefits for sure but also the chance to choose how, when and where you work. We build long-term relationships through careful listening, patient dialogue and a deep understanding of the needs of our clients and candidates. Retaining this culture, which was fundamental right at the beginning, has been crucial to our success and phenomenal growth.

Loves & Loathes

Richard loves his family, Manchester City, holidays and trainers. He also likes to talk a lot, an awful lot...

Richard loathes anyone who doesn’t write MERJE in capital letters and people who pity him for having three daughters and never getting ‘his boy’.

Jobs by Richard

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Associate Director
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My client is an award winning consultancy who provides compliance and regulatory support to financial services firms. Having grown significantly over the last decade, they are looking to recruit an...

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Head of Compliance
up to £85,000 + Bonus + Benefits

MERJE have been exclusively appointed on behalf of this small but entrepreneurially led organisation who design and build bespoke insurance schemes, providing unique insurance solutions with ongoin...

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Compliance Monitoring Officer
YorkUp to £42,000 + Benefits

We have been instructed on an interesting opportunity with a not-for-profit, insurance organisation who are looking for a Compliance Monitoring Officer to join their Governance, Risk and Compliance...

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