Mercer Adds Seasoned Talent Leaders to Drive Client Impact

Mercer Adds Seasoned Talent Leaders to Drive Client Impact

Mercer Adds Seasoned Talent Leaders to Drive Client Impact

  • September 15, 2014
  • United States, New York

Mercer has added three Talent executives to its business leadership team, underscoring the firm’s commitment to delivering winning solutions for its clients. Mercer has an outstanding reputation in talent consulting dedicated to helping organizations effectively develop their greatest asset – their people – to deliver competitive advantage.

Patrick Tomlinson has joined the firm as North America Talent Region Business Leader, responsible for leading the US and Canada markets at a time when clients most need Mercer’s leading expertise in consulting, information solutions and technology. He will report to Pat Milligan, President of Mercer’s North America Region. Mr. Tomlinson previously served in Aon Hewitt’s US Talent Practice where he led the Assessment Service Line and Business Operations. Prior to this role, he held other leadership positions at Aon Hewitt, including Solutions and Capabilities Leader for the Talent Acquisition Solutions business and National Practice Leader for the Recruitment Process Outsourcing business.

William Manuel joined Mercer in the newly-created role of North America Talent Growth Leader, responsible for deepening existing client relationships. He will also report to Ms. Milligan. A proven growth leader, Mr. Manuel previously was the North America Sales Leader at NGA Human Resources before being appointed Vice President, Workday Practice Leader. During his career, he also led cross-selling and sales strategies at Ceridian Corporation.

“These exceptional two leaders have backgrounds and expertise that aligns perfectly with the goals of our Talent business,” said Ms. Milligan. “Each has an impressive record of relevant experience, leadership, client focus and personal initiative. Our ability to attract such well-regarded professionals speaks to the strength of Mercer and our position as a leading firm in our industry.”

In addition to Patrick and William who will focus on driving growth across the NA talent business, Gerald Purgay recently joined Mercer as Global Talent Marketing Leader, reporting to Michelle Bottomley, Mercer’s Chief Marketing & Sales Officer. In this role, Mr. Purgay will focus on building the Talent brand profile and engagement with new and existing clients around the world. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Right Management and Vice President ManpowerGroup as their lead B2B marketer. He has held executive and marketing leadership positions with Behavioral Science Technology, Drake Beam Morin (Thomson Corporation) and Learning International (AchieveGlobal).

“As we continue to make investments in our Talent business, it’s essential that our global marketing efforts to drive qualified leads into the pipeline, to build Talent proposition and to enhance communications differentiate Mercer in new and impactful ways,” said Ms. Bottomley.

About Mercer

Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 42 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. With over 55,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $12 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.