Mercer makes two senior appointments

17 January 2020 2 min. read
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Health, wealth, and career consultancy Mercer has bolstered its ranks with two senior appointments. David Stacey will act as leader of the firm’s central market business leader for health and Eric Warren will act as partner for its merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction services practice for the US and Canada. Mercers’ central market includes Austin, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Urbandale.

Warren, who will be based in New York, will report to Mercer partner Jeff Black, who leads the firm’s US and Canada M&A practice. Stacey will be based in Austin, and report to Greg Martens, Mercer’s central market CEO.

“We are very pleased to have David lead our Central Market Health Business,” Martens said. “David’s industry knowledge in healthcare and breadth of experience in business and client leadership make him a perfect addition to the US health leadership team.”

Mercer makes two senior appointments

In his new role, Stacey will be tasked with building and strengthening client relationships, driving revenue, and expanding the Mercer’s health practice across the central market. He has been with Mercer since 2013. Before his new role, he was a partner and senior health business consultant. Prior to joining Mercer, he served as senior vice president at Cigna. He also worked as a principal at Aon’s heath management practice. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the University of Houston.

Warren will focus on strengthening Mercer’s global M&A services, focusing on corporate transactions. He joins Mercer from Honeywell, where he worked for 17 years. There, his most recent role was director of HR for M&A and retirement plans. He has also worked as a consultant for Deloitte and Foster Higgins. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Rowan University, in Glassboro, New Jersey. He is also a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist – the term for an individual who was completed an educational program and is an expert in both handling benefits for companies, as well as planning and negotiating benefits packages.

“We are very fortunate to have someone as talented as Eric join our growing team,” Black said. “His industry experience and strong record of providing advice to business leaders make him a natural fit. As deal complexity and the related people challenges grow, I am confident that he will help meet the increasing market demand.”

The HR consultancy earlier this month announced the appointment of two new leaders in its Denver office