Richard Abelson
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Richard Abelson

Managing DirectorSpecialising in Compliance, Risk Management & Analytics

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.

Why MERJE?

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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Senior Change Assurance Manager
ManchesterHighly Competitive Salary

​Our client is a well-established financial services organisation that are recruiting an experienced professional into the role of Senior Change Assurance Manager. You will lead the second line Gro...

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Compliance Advisory Officer
CheshireHighly Competitive Salary

​Our client is an established financial services organisation that are recruiting a Compliance Advisory Officer to support and advise the business on regulatory matters. Key Responsibilities: • Ove...

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Senior Payments Manager
City of LondonUp to £65,000

London/Manchester ​Our client is a reputable professional services organisation that are recruiting an individual to join their payments team within their Financial Services practice. The Payments ...

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