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At McDermott + Bull we have been redefining expectations of executive search since 2001. Rather than focus on a transaction, we focus on what matters most to you and your team: strategic alignment and long term relationships. We want to get to know you, your needs, and your goals so we can find the best fit for your company and culture.

We’re not going to fill a job; you can do that on your own. We’re going to bring you a game changer to challenge the norm. We look forward to partnering with you.


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We understand the urgency of your search for qualified candidates. We respond quickly yet thoroughly to find the best selection of candidates in your industry, so you can fill crucial leadership roles to keep your company moving forward.

We take the time to understand your organization, from the core values and culture to the quarterly performance objectives. We meet with peers, superiors and subordinates to fully understand all the dynamics of your organization.

We provide more than just candidates. In instances where you are looking for information about the talent in your market, including current compensation and experience levels, McDermott + Bull provides you with a wealth of market intelligence.

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News Briefings

McDermott + Bull Recruits President for Buck Knives

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed Lane Tobiassen as president of Buck Knives Inc. USA. The assignment was led by McDermott + Bull co-founder and managing partner Chris Bull, managing director Jake Vander Zanden, director Anne Terry, and senior executive recruiters Quyen Doan and Sara Pizarro. “We loved working with the board and the Buck family on making this critical transition from a

McDermott + Bull Recruits CEO for Prince’s Trust 

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed Jessica Greer Morris as the new chief executive officer of Prince’s Trust. She will help launch the U.K.-based youth charity organization in the U.S., serving as its first CEO. The search was completed by McDermott + Bull managing director Sue Waterbury and executive recruiter Allison Cox. Ms. Morris will guide the organization through a

McDermott + Bull Recruits CIO for KeyPoint

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull recently placed Drew Manning as the new chief information officer of KeyPoint Credit Union. The assignment was led by president Brandon Biegenzahn, vice president Michelle Davis, and senior executive recruiter Courtney Dorrel. “Drew is passionate about building alignment between the business units and the technology department,” said Brad Canfield, president and CEO of KeyPoint.

The Hunt for Cyber Technology Leaders Heats Up as Risks Multiply

With technology has come the insatiable – and merciless – need for talent. Having the right leaders and teams in place is now more critical than ever. Cyber technology leaders appear in various forms: chief information security officer (CISO), chief information risk officer, chief security officer (CSO), VP information security, chief trust officer, chief information

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McDermott + Bull Places Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, OpenRoad Auto Group

by McDermott + Bull | Apr 19, 2021 | Canada, Canada Placement Announcement, Heather Cameron, Mackenzie Jones, Paul Gibbons, Paul Gibbons Placement Announcement, Placement Announcement McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Tahir Ayub as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at OpenRoad Auto Group. Tahir will oversee the financial, accounting, and treasury services

McDermott + Bull Places Chief Medical Officer, NKMax America, Inc.

by McDermott + Bull | Apr 15, 2021 | Chris Bull, Ken Dropiewski, Placement Announcement McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Steven Cha as the Chief Medical Officer at NKMax America, Inc. Steven will provide leadership and direction for the company’s pipeline of clinical development programs in cellular therapy. He will be a key member

McDermott + Bull Places President and Chief Operating Officer, Securiguard

by McDermott + Bull | Apr 14, 2021 | Canada, Canada Placement Announcement, Mackenzie Jones, Paul Gibbons, Paul Gibbons Placement Announcement, Placement Announcement McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Robin Chakrabarti as the President and Chief Operating Officer at Securiguard. As a member of the company’s leadership team, Robin will play a pivotal role in

McDermott + Bull Welcomes New Managing Director in Seattle

by McDermott + Bull | Apr 7, 2021 | Allen Brady, Company News, Press Releases IRVINE, CA (April 6, 2021) – Allen Brady joins McDermott + Bull, the go-to executive search partner to empower change, as a Managing Director to drive the firm’s global technology practice. His extensive knowledge and experience in this space, paired

McDermott + Bull Places Sales Director, Blue Umbrella

by Tori Leets | Apr 7, 2021 | Canada, Canada Placement Announcement, Heather Cameron, Mackenzie Jones, Nicholas Protti, Nicholas Protti Placement Announcement, Paul Gibbons, Paul Gibbons Placement Announcement McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Aaron Agustin as the Sales Director at Blue Umbrella. As a member of the company’s leadership team, Aaron will play an