What do you suggest please? Lead Auditor or Implementer, and is you provider have better reputation than IRCA?
You must consider your personal and business objectives to define the proper approach. If you plan to implement an ISMS, then you should go for Lead Implementer certification, but if you plan to work as an auditor, then Lead Auditor would be probably better for you.
Regarding reputation, both Examplar Global and IRCA are well seen in the market, the difference being that Exemplar Global is more recognized in North America, Pacific and Australia; IRCA is more popular in Europe.