October 30, 2009 – Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Barbara Wight as chief financial officer of Taylor Guitars. Ms. Wight gained almost 20 years of finance and operations experience at T-Systems International, Inc., where she began as a corporate controller and rose to chief operating officer and CFO. “Barbara’s success with founder-owned & operated businesses makes her a tremendous fit at Taylor Guitars,” commented Craig B. Lipus, managing principal consultant at McDermott & Bull who conducted the search. “Barbara has built and led finance organizations for over 20 years, and that experience as well as her experience in manufacturing, operations, and international expansions will assist Taylor Guitars as they continue to expand a truly coveted brand in the music industry.” Taylor Guitars is one of the premier guitar manufacturers in the U.S. McDermott & Bull serves both public and privately held clients in the technology, financial services, manufacturing, bio-tech and life science, retail, professional services sectors.
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