Mercedes Perez

Consultant, Credit

Mercedes is a Consultant in the EMEA Credit Practice where she focuses on mandates with leading banks and debt funds in the Infrastructure and Renewable Energy space. 

Mercedes joined One Search in 2015, and spearheaded the firm’s Americas build out. After only a few years, they were able to establish One Search as the preeminent infrastructure and energy finance search firm in New York. Mercedes has experience executing assignments from Analyst to MD level, in both debt and equity roles. 

Outside of work, Mercedes loves spending time with her toddler taking him on adventures scouting out diggers, tractors and trains! Mercedes is a native New Yorker of Dominican heritage, so she loves listening to loud jazz and salsa while cooking and hosting dinner parties for her beloved family and friends. 

What Our Clients Say

“During the offer phase, Daniel Muir, Mercedes Perez and the broader One Search team provided support on structuring an offer that would work for all parties. The entire process was managed efficiently by Daniel and the One Search team, and I progressed from first discussion to signed offer in under 4 weeks.”

Ashwin West
Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Investments

“One Search has continued to deliver top class candidates in order to fuel the growth of our business over several years. Dan and his team are committed to delivering outstanding results backed up by solid market knowledge and a deep understanding of their clients mandate.”

Patrick Trears
Global Head of Infrastructure Debt
AMP Capital Investors

“The One Search team are resourceful recruiters who understood our needs quickly. They expedited our search and put highly qualified bankers in front of us. Their extensive network and strong pulse on the market helps distinguish them from other executive search firms we have used in the past. They are our first call for strategic recruiting.”

Mike Pantelogianis & Ralph Cho
Co-Heads of Power & Infrastructure Finance, North America

“I am very pleased with the quality of the seven hires I’ve made through One Search. It is patently clear after the fact that they are quite talented and motivated professionals and fit in perfectly with my requirements. But what is equally pleasing is that I get the impression that quite a few of the candidates that were presented were of similar quality. I feel that I’ve got the best people for my requirements and I’m certain I’ll be returning to the pot when the time comes again.”

Dexter Maitland
Head of Energy Structured Finance (EMEA)

“The One Search team have a long and very successful track record of hiring into our infrastructure investment team. They are exceptionally well connected across the market, listen and understand our needs, and have the ability to identify strong candidates with appropriate skillset and cultural fit.  It’s a pleasure working with them, and we look forward to continue working with them as our business continues to grow.”

Will Devenney
Global Head of Infrastructure
Legal & General Investment Management

“We retained One Search on four hires covering both investment and asset management roles here in Cologne.  Only a recruiter with the deepest network connections and the most disciplined work ethic could successfully complete all four mandates in the timeframe they did, and I have been very happy with the results”

Peter Brodehser
Head of Infrastructure Investments
Ampega Asset Management

“I have worked with One Search on a number of occasions, both in recruiting new positions, and as a candidate myself. I have found them to be a pleasure to work with and, whichever side of the recruiting process I’ve been on, they have taken the time to understand what I am after from either a new role or recruit. As candidate, I received lots of useful advice and encouragement, and as a recruiter, I have received a strong range of candidates accompanied with honest feedback and appraisals, all of which has helped make the process as streamlined as possible.”

Lisa Shaw
Managing Director, Infrastructure Debt
Vantage Infrastructure

“We have experience in working with a number of recruiters, but none of the others comes close to the quality of One Search, whose team not only has exceptional knowledge of the market, but also a highly professional and efficient style. When launching a recruitment process, we consistently find that the One Search team takes time to understand our exact requirements and then proposes a highly targeted selection of suitable candidates. This is clearly much more satisfactory than the indiscriminate “CV bombing” that we regularly get from other firms. As a result, our “hit rate” with One Search is much higher than with any other firm.”

Jeremy Bayfield
Head of European Specialised Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank