Meridia Recruitment Solutions is gaining new sights in New England and beyond.

For the last several years, Meridia Recruitment Solutions has been expanding their reach, in a big way.  The International Recruitment Division has made many in roads within New England, New York and London, England. 

The response to the Atlantic player in the US market has been positive with Meridia experiencing significant success, enough to warrant a second North Eastern Focused Consultant to its US Recruitment Division. 

Senior Consultant, Mark Gillis and Consultant, Thomas Pugh are exclusively focused on business development and service delivery within the North-Eastern US market. There they specialize in the dynamic fields of engineering, energy, manufacturing and construction with the goal of growing Meridia’s dedicated recruitment practice in each of these sectors.

Heading up international financial sectors is Partner, James Bell.

James Bell's primary focus is on building International Business as well as a Financial Services practice, with a specific emphasis on senior level assignments within Investment Banking and Asset Management. Whilst James manages some local relationships the majority of his business focusses on New York, London and Toronto.


About the Meridia International Recruitment Team

Driven and dedicated, Mark has a passion for achieving results. With a strong business acumen and focus on client service, Mark first demonstrated his ability to uncover top talent as an Executive Recruiter with Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette. Six years later, as a Senior Consultant with Meridia, he applies the same tenacity to identify candidates for roles within Engineering and the Energy Sector in the Northeastern United States.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Saint Francis Xavier University where he was active in student life as an Executive of the Student Union and member of the Board of Governors. Mark continues to contribute to his community as a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and as the Vice Chair of the Alzheimer Society.

Born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Mark has a passion for music and performs locally. He is also an outdoor enthusiast, staying active all year round with activities that take him from the ocean to the ski hill and everywhere in between.


Thomas Pugh is a Recruitment Consultant focused on growing Meridia’s presence in the North Eastern US market.  Originally from Halifax, Thomas has returned to his home city from Toronto where he worked as an Account Manager & Recruitment Specialist with The Delivery Group – a recruitment and staffing firm focused on both permanent placement and contract staffing.

As a graduate of the Royal Military College, Thomas served as a Canadian Forces Troop Commander before receiving his MBA from Saint Mary’s and entering the private sector.

Thomas is focused on both business development and service delivery dedicated exclusively on the US market. His concentration is within the dynamic fields of engineering, manufacturing, and construction with the goal of growing our specialized recruitment practice in each sector.


James Bell has held progressive leadership roles with executive search firms in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Ranked as one of the Top 5 consultants in the Asian Pacific region by Asia money’s “Headhunters Poll”, James has successfully placed outstanding talent with teams in the United States, Europe, across Asia and beyond.

James started his career as fixed income trader in Europe and now has over 20 years of international recruitment experience. With extensive expertise in the financial sector, he has helped to build the teams of Fortune 500 companies and leading institutions within the global financial markets.