Brian McMerty, MBA

Brian McMerty

Brian McMerty, MBA

Managing Partner


(919) 424-1592

Brian is the Managing Partner of Arris Partner. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, Brian has held high level executive officer positions in finance and accounting over the years, including Chief Financial Officer of a large, international public real estate development and management company. While employed as a CPA by a Big 8 accounting firm, Brian helped lead the audits of several public and private companies, including one of the largest corporations in the world.

Before joining Arris Partners, Brian led another search firm and several successful high-tech companies. His dynamic style and ability to form solid business alliances has uniquely qualified him to lead Arris Partners. Brian specializes in placing top-tier senior-level and mid-level professionals in world-class companies.

Brian is very active in serving both the communities of Wilmington, NC and Southern Pines, NC where he lives, and the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, where Arris Partners is headquartered. Brian is the Founder of the Cape Fear 50 Club, a club consisting of CEOs of significant organizations, and he serves on the Boards of Advisors for the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and Band Together, as well as the boards of many charitable organizations.

Industry Focus: Private Equity


"I met Brian while I was recently actively pursuing a career change. As a candidate for a job search I am seeking 3 important attributes from a recruiter:
1.) Knowledge of the client.
2.) Knowledge of the search process.
3.) Intangible likability factor.
My experience with Brian is he excelled in each of these attributes. I would highly recommend Brian for an executive job search. "

Tim Pollard, VP Revenue Cycle