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Jeremy served in the Royal Marines and Special Forces for over 30 years.  His diverse military career has left him with a broad range of useful skills including extensive experience of understanding and working with people in multi-cultural environments.  He is used to operating in often stressful and complex situations spanning crisis management, peacekeeping, combating organised crime, countering terrorism and war fighting.  


Jeremy has applied these skills to enhance a commercial capability gained over five years as Director of Operations for a leading Risk Management Company based in central London, and more recently as CEO of Mercator Global Enterprises.

Executive Management


Chief Executive Officer

Over his career, Jeremy held a broad range of command appointments in the UK Special Forces and wider Royal Marines. He has been responsible for brokering and establishing political, legal and administrative arrangements to enable a variety of complex military operations in the UK and abroad and for managing the individual and collective training requirements for large numbers of personnel in support of a wide range of activities. He was involved in all of the UK's major conflicts since 1981 and was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for his role on field operations.


His more recent broad commercial experience has seen him planning and executing complex security risk mitigation tasks for both private and multi-national clients in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Far East.

Jeremy Merchant


Beng(Hons) CEng MIET
Senior Technical Advisor

Paul is a former UK Government technical security professional and chartered engineer with wide-ranging commercial experience. He has worked all over the world on government business and for private commercial clients, delivering technical security projects and in a capacity building / training role.


He maintains a comprehensive knowledge of security related technologies, radio frequency (RF) systems, covert technical eavesdropping, telecommunications and data networks and systems, beacon/tracking technology, intruder detection systems and physical security systems through a process of continuous education and close contact with peers within the technical security world. 


Paul has strong practical, interpersonal and problem-solving abilities and a reputation for being able to convey technical issues to non-technical audiences at all levels.

Paul J. Lee


The Team

Mercator’s network includes a wide range of investigative specialists from both niche and generalist investigative areas.  Subjects covered include:

  • Data forensics

  • Global asset tracing

  • Private investigations and surveillance

  • Countering stalking and intimidation threats

  • Foreign and emerging market research

  • Open-source due diligence

  • Anti-counterfeiting


Our consultants include experienced former police, customs, military and intelligence officers, as well as academics and a variety of deep subject matter experts.

Chris Merchant
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