Meet the team

Paul Mersh - Managing Director

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In 2002, I established cer Financial as I felt there were very few agencies offering clients and candidates a specialist recruitment service. My vision was to create an agency where consultants would work within one dedicated niche vertical market and were specialists within this area.

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I have been in the recruitment business for over 16 years placing Finance and Operations professionals into many of the top Banks and Investment Houses in London. During this time I have built a solid...

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Darren Winter

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I am a senior Compliance recruitment specialist with 20 years experience in recruitment. I support many clients and candidates across the permanent, contracting and temporary Compliance & Regulation sector.

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I am a senior Compliance specialist with 20 years experience in recruitment. Within Financial Services I support many clients and candidates across the permanent, contracting and temporary Compliance &...

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Dave Hassett

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I specialise in Operations and Middle Office recruitment. Prior to this I worked as a Corporate Action clerk within Northern Trust for nine years. I am able to provide detailed and comprehensive market knowledge for both my clients and candidates alike.

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I am a senior Operations recruiter specialising in Operations and Middle Office recruitment and have been recruiting at cer Financial since 2011 . Prior to this I worked as a Corporate Action Clerk within...

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James Baker

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James BakerSenior Risk RecruiterA commercially astute Senior Recruitment Professional with over 14 years’ experience and a proven track record recruiting within Financial Services.I am a Senior Specialist...

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Olivia Biddiss

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Olivia joined cer Financial in February 2014

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I deal with all of the administrative needs within the financial team. I support the financial consultants with any interview co-ordination, meeting reservations and resourcing assistance they need.I provide...

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Stephen Coffey

Experience:
I am a Senior Consultant at cer Financial with over 8 years of experience placing permanent and contract staff across 4 continents. I currently specialise in the recruitment of Qualified Finance staff alongside Project and Change management talent into the global Financial Services industry (examples include: Financial Control, Internal Audit, Product Control, Business Analysis and Project Managers). I have worked successfully across a number of industries including Banking, Management Consultancy, Technology and the Public Sector. With this experience I am able to provide detailed and comprehensive market knowledge and enjoy developing lasting relationships with both my clients and candidates.

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Candidates:I will provide a proactive consultative service that will enable me to effectively target your next potential move – whether it is on a contract or permanent basis.You can work with me...

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Surjit Ghag

Experience:
I am a specialist Finance Recruitment Consultant. With over twenty years industry experience working with a variety of different Financial Services Institutions from Banking to Asset Management and at a variety of levels from Analyst to Director, I am confident and I can add significant value to your recruitment process.

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As a Business Development Manager I represent all of the facets of our business. This currently includes; Finance, Operations, Corporate Governance and Change & Transformation. With over twenty years...

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Verity Senior

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Verity joined cer Financial in 2015.

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Verity joined cer Financial in 2015 as an apprentice quickly progressing to become our Payroll Assistant. Verity is responsible for collating and running our weekly payroll for all contractors and temporary...

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Zoe Fackerell

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I deal with all of the administrative needs within the financial team. I support the financial consultants with any interview co-ordination, meeting reservations and resourcing assistance they need.I provide...

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