Who We Are

A Different Approach to Leadership Development

We are a global firm of experienced CEOs and global business leaders who specialise in an organisation’s most valuable strategic asset: Leadership.

About Us

Who We Serve

  • Leaders
  • Boards
  • Organisations
PUBLIC COMPANIES · PRIVATE COMPANIES · PRIVATE EQUITY · VENTURE CAPITAL · NON-PROFITS

An Operator’s Lens

We bring hard-won wisdom to every engagement

What We Do

Senior Executive Development

One-to-one executive mentoring and coaching to help accelerate a senior leader’s performance against today’s strategy and prepare them to deliver on tomorrow’s strategy

Succession

Assisting boards in the high-stakes, mission-critical responsibility of succession planning

Emerging Leaders Development

Equipping emerging leaders for next-level challenges

High-Performing Teams

Helping teams align around strategy and behaviors to execute faster and respond to the inevitable challenges of constant disruption in order to adapt for the future

Accelerating leadership impact

What Makes Us Different

Our People

Experienced in business and trained in the non-directive Merryck Methodology, our mentors/coaches offer an unparalleled skill set that combines empathy and courage to push clients to new thinking and a steady hand to help them generate practical insights to expand their leadership impact.

  • 425+Board positions held

  • 400+private and public companies where our mentors have held executive roles

  • CXOWe’ve held every role in the C-Suite

Our Approach

Our approach is customised, measurable, impactful, and grounded in the leadership implications of the strategy.

Our Impact

Merryck’s work creates the greatest value at key pivot points in the evolution of a leader’s career, a leadership team’s development, or the evolution of the business. As enterprises transform, we have become integral partners in helping to rapidly instill a new leadership "muscle memory" in the high potential leaders of tomorrow.

Our Scale

No other firm can match our ability to deliver across a global scale with the collective experience of executives who bring an operator’s lens to leadership development. Our breadth and depth means we can deliver an experience that reflects global knowledge and insights.

  • Operated in 90+ Countries

  • Mentored in 40+ Countries

What our clients say

My mentor was a huge support to me over my time as CEO at Trainline. She provided an excellent sounding board on challenges that arose during a period of rapid acceleration and change for our business, and consistently helped me to think broadly and innovatively when solving issues. Her understanding of people and what it takes to drive change in a business is immense.

Clare Gilmartin, CEO, Trainline.com

I have a fantastic relationship with my mentor that has been built over an extended period, but which was established quickly at our initial retreat. The intensity and exploration of the retreat was a super charged way of getting to know and trust each other from the start. My mentor has helped me adjust to new roles and new environments, navigate challenging stakeholder relations and stay focused on what is important to me. She regularly reminds me how to use my strengths and gives me perspective. I know I wouldn’t have had the success I’ve had without her help.

CEO, Yell

High Performing Teams

The workshops with the team have given us a sense of our capabilities and how we collectively manage stakeholders better as a unified force aligned to strategy. The team have found the time together fun and very valuable and it has enabled us to challenge and disagree in a good way. The tools used have supported the interventions nicely with practical business applications and relevance. Merryck have provided us with holistic and tailored support and I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Group ExCo Member, FTSE 100

Senior Executive Development

“My Merryck experience made a difference to how I addressed the change. It didn’t change my strategy, necessarily, but it changed how I carried out that strategy. How I worked the change, the sequencing of what I did, when. My mentor was patient and persistent. I kept going for two years because he added real value.”

Global Practice Leader, Professional Services Firm

Succession

“I’ve exited some talent and brought in some bigger talent. But I’ve also learned to get more out of my talent. It’s been motivating to the people who are here. It’s repositioned me as a leader, but it’s also repositioned why people want to be here. My mentor didn’t tell me what to do, but encouraged me to think differently about my staff and those around me.”

Chairman, President and CEO, Japan, Fortune 50 Global Insurer

Emerging Leaders Development

“My mentor definitely influenced how I show up, engage, on-board, and communicate with my team. Even before moving into my new role, we spent a lot of time thinking about how to influence key stakeholders, approach conversations, and how to position my interactions with the CEO. That was extremely useful. I changed how I show up and work with the team and the CEO.”

Director of National Field Service, One of the Largest Youth Organizations in the US

High Performing Teams

“A game-changer. Merryck’s experience and approach pushed us as a team. We learned more about each other than I thought possible and have been clicking ever since. We keep bringing them back to help us grow even more which the team looks forward to.”

CEO, Private Equity Portfolio Company

High Performing Teams

The 360 and user manual were great. To hear how others perceive me was helpful. It changed my thinking and my approach from a senior leadership team standpoint and how we were looking at things. It also created a greater desire and realization that we need to be a better, higher-performing team. We have a lot of great individuals, but the gap between that and what we could be as a team became apparent.

EVP Operations, Digital, & Technology, Leading Global Foodservice Retailer

Emerging Leaders Development

The diverse leader accelerator has been a phenomenal experience, not only my individual experience, but what Merryck was able to do with customization. Merryck’s amazing diverse talent really connected with our participants and it makes a whole world of difference. We’re hitting not only leadership development, but also connecting at a whole new level as a company. It’s a tremendous value add to the individuals and we’re so pleased as an organization as well.

Fortune 50 Company Leader and Cohort Participant

Emerging Leaders Development

I’ve driven accountability across my organization. My mentor helped me focus. I had a tendency to go into conversations and talk about what’s on fire today. There’s some value in that, but you don’t make much progress. I started to structure meetings similarly to my mentor’s conversations with me: ‘Here’s what you said you’d do, let’s review. Here’s what I expect to achieve with this conversation, and here are the outcomes we’ll review next time we meet.’ My team has come to expect that from me.

Regional President, North Highland

Succession

My mentor helped me ensure I was working on the right things and managing at scale. That was critical. I was driving a three-year strategic plan, and during that time we doubled the size of our team. My coaching was for a year and a half of that and was incredibly helpful.

CEO, Global Financial Technology Firm

Senior Executive Development

I made numerous changes, from creating much greater clarity about who’s on first and who’s on second. Roles and obligations of different leaders of the company. How do we delegate decision making? How do we keep one another informed? How much information is the right amount and how much is too much? I think it has really paid dividends on a measurable day-to-day basis.

Founder, Leading Music Nonprofit