Graduating from the University of Leeds in 1998, Richard was immediately drawn to a career in recruitment and joined an LSE-listed international recruitment plc in the same year. Within a short period of time, he became a director where he was responsible for building one of the most successful and respected teams across the group, working with a wide variety of clients throughout the UK. He set up MERJE in October 2011 and has been focussed on developing the firms Compliance , Risk and AML presence across the Financial Services Sector. During this time he has established himself as a very well-known and highly successful recruiter with a proven track record of delivering on a variety of assignments.

Richard works with a diverse portfolio of clients ranging from privately owned SMEs to FTSE 100 organisations across the Financial Services sector in areas such as Retail Banking, Building Societies, General Insurance, Mortgages, Sub-Prime, Outsourcing, Life & Pensions, IFA, Wealth Management, Asset Management, Investment Management and Stockbroking

His areas of expertise spans the Compliance, Risk and AML fields of financial services where he has gained an outstanding reputation with both clients and candidates for providing an exceptional level of service combined with a professional and honest approach