The Team

Ed Wells - Director

Ed founded ERC Search in early 2013 specialising in helping high-calibre strategic and commercial talent. With over a decade of experience his ambitions are devoted to growing a business that genuinely listens to the needs of clients and candidates and help exceptional talent connect with the best opportunities. Ed is an Imperial College graduate in Business Management (2002), who started his career in commercial property as a Chartered Surveyor in 2006. In his spare time, Ed enjoys spending time with his two children who keep him on his toes! Click Here for LinkedIn Profile

Mark Emerson - Director

Mark joined ERC Search during a period of rapid growth. Mark previously worked as a Global Programme Manager in the automotive sector across Europe, China and the USA responsible for multi-million pound programmes and managing collaborative and culturally diverse teams. Mark also previously qualified as a Chartered Surveyor working in commercial property and remains a keen property investor. Mark is married with two children and a mischievous black Labrador Retreiver. Click here for LinkedIn profile

Rachel Emerson - Research Director

Rachel is a Director at ERC Search and the glue that binds us together! Rachel was formally a Relationship Manager and Vice President with the Bank of New York Mellon based in London. Rachel has a relentless dedication to helping elite talent connect with ERC to unlock their full potential by connecting exceptional people with the very best opportunities! Outside of work Rachel loves running, boxercise, skiing and working with children.  Click here for LinkedIn profile


Deri Hughes - Senior Advisor

Deri is a former Bain & Company Manager (London) and ex-CFO of Credo Business Consulting, Director of Honeycomb PS and Senior Advisor to ERC Search.

Outside of work Deri enjoys being a father to four children and is a keen rugby fan and part-time power lifter and strongman. Click here for LI profile


Monty - Head of Security

Head of Security and wellbeing at ERC Search.