With rapid changes in security threats, government regulations and technology, companies must invest in the best people and processes to guarantee competitive operations.
To adequately source candidates for specialist cyber security and IT risk roles, you need to work with a trusted partner who understands the challenges faced by businesses navigating the various aspects of data privacy and information security.
Whether you are a candidate looking for a new opportunity or a client looking for a suitable colleague MERCERBRIDGE offers a range of recruitment services to meet your needs.
We have 30 years of experience in the Cyber Security and Technology Risk sector delivering outstanding candidates to clients throughout the UK, and Europe.
We work with SMEs and global companies in all industries, including Financial Services and Banking, International Consultancies, Telecoms, Energy and Pharmaceuticals.
A selection of companies we have worked with over the years.
Lata S – Senior Manager – IT Audit Global Investment Bank
“I have known Sean Farrell from Mercer Bridge for over 10 years now. He was referred to me by a friend who had moved to the UK. When I first moved to the UK, Sean took time to have a conversation with me, understand my circumstances, my background and my experience. He provided me with guidance on how the London job market works and how I should approach it.
Both of my job moves have been through Sean. Sean is a great person to get guidance on the IT audit industry recruitment market. I would recommend Sean's services as a recruiter to everyone.“
Jonathan T - functional CISO
Client at BP
“I have known and worked with Sean for more than 20 years. In that time he sourced some really excellent people in the cyber security space, IT audit and GRC areas. He really takes the time to get to know both his customers and the folk he recruits. He has the utmost integrity and builds and maintains long term relationships.
As a consequence, he knew what I wanted and also the skills, experience and aspirations of prospective hires that he introduced to me. He has a results driven track record in that all the people I hired through him wanted to stay with us and we were also very glad to retain them.”
Janet N – Head of Governance Risk and Compliance – Global Investment Bank
Client & Candidate
“I have known Sean for over 25 years and worked with as both a client and a candidate. I have found him to be completely focused on fulfilling the brief, a professional in his dealings with people. I would thoroughly recommend him.”
Paul F - Head of Incident Management - Global Fintech - USA
I have worked with Sean Farrell on several occasions to recruit members of my CyberSecurity teams. I have never had a finer experience working with a recruitment agency.
He has always provided candidates that possess the skills I have needed for the job at hand, as well as possessing the ability and experience to evolve into future roles.
Sean’s approach is unique in that he not only provides highly skilled candidates, but he takes the time to ask about and understand what I want and need in terms of personality and workplace compatibility. Because of this careful consideration, all of these hires have integrated seamlessly into my teams and into the wider organisational corporate culture.
I highly recommend Sean Farrell and MERCERBRIDGE to any CyberSecurity Leader seeking to hire exceptional CyberSecurity professionals at any level.
Jonathan – Group CISO – Aviation Sector
“I’ve worked with Sean over a number of years to fill key security roles.
Sean has always come good and has used his incredible network to find great people with the right skills and cultural fit.”
Scott. C – CISO – Nordic Banking Group
Client & Candidate
“I have worked with Sean from Mercerbridge for over 15 years, as both a client and candidate. I found the team at Mercerbridge to be professional, experienced and knowledgeable in the many recruitment challenges I have had for IT Risk, IT Audit and Information Security roles.
They have consistently delivered the highest levels of service and results. I highly recommend reaching out to Sean and the Mercerbridge team when seeking to fill a role, or considering a move yourself.”
Neil B – Global Head – Product & Cloud Security
“I met Sean over twenty years ago, when he placed me in a large multinational. Over the years Sean has shared excellent opportunities and guidance.
He’s the ultimate professional, interested in finding the right person for the right role, rather than simply hitting the numbers, as so many do.”
Ian W - Data Analytics Auditor - Nordic Banking Group
Sean actively makes the effort and takes the time to build an ongoing relationship. I have known him for 7 years, during which time he has placed me twice. I have found him to be a trusted partner with a genuine concern for his candidates.
Elizabeth T - IT Security Project Manager at an International Bank
Sean is an incredible recruiter. When helping me secure an IT Security PM position he was very supportive throughout the selection process, however it was not until after I had started that I realised just what a good fit the role was for me and how well Sean knew his client.
I would highly recommend you get in touch with Sean at MERCERBRIDGE when you are considering your next career move.
Oscar R - Head of IT Audit - Global Bank
Unlike other recruitment consultants, Sean has always provided a personal touch to identifying potential candidates to fill a role, taking the time to discuss and understand the specific requirements for the organisation and the role to be filled. That reduces the number of potential candidates’ CVs to be reviewed and screened for interview.