About Us

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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EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Leveraging deep vertical experience, innovative thinking, and proven time-saving methodologies, we challenge the norm and thrive in the recruitment of difficult-to-find VP to C-Suite executive talent. We value a personalized service model while having the resources and capabilities of the world’s largest search firms. With experienced partners in the United States, Canada, and Europe, we are the trusted retained search advisor for empowering change on behalf of private and public companies, nonprofit organizations, private equity firms, and their operating companies.

 INTERIM LEADERS

We are a unique, personalized, and urgent service that places performance focused senior-level executives into consultative roles to manage business challenges and opportunities during a time of transformation. The interim leader talent pool consists of senior-level professionals across a diverse functional spectrum who meet the rigorous qualifications to work on time-sensitive engagements. We specialize in placing finance, technology, human resources, and operations functions.

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  • Board Services
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  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
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  • Recruitment Research
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  • Risk Management
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News Briefings

McDermott & Bull Recruits Non-Profit CEO

Irvine, CA-based executive recruiter McDermott & Bull has assisted Newport Beach, CA-based Project Access, Inc. in the recruitment of Kathy McCarrell as its next chief executive officer. The search was conducted by Chris Bull, managing partner, and Bill Brewer, principal consultant at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. Ms. McCarrell is a highly experienced non-profit executive most recently serving as the executive director of

McDermott & Bull Recruits HR Head for Agility Fuel Systems

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Nicole Arvizu as head of human resources with Agility Fuel Systems, a market leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of natural gas fuel systems for heavy duty trucks, buses and specialty vehicles. McDermott & Bull’s search process identified 123 candidates throughout Southern California, presenting six strong HR practitioners

Press Releases

McDermott & Bull Recruits Vice President of Information Technology for CoolSys

IRVINE, California, February 5, 2018 – McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of John Manzanares as Vice President of Information Technology with CoolSys, the parent company of businesses that provide service experiences and solutions to the retail, commercial, and industrial refrigeration and HVAC industries. This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by

McDermott & Bull Finds Chief Executive Officer for UCP of Orange County

IRVINE, CA, January 18, 2018 – McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Ramin Baschshi as Chief Executive Officer with UCP of Orange County (UCP-OC), an organization that provides specialized care and comprehensive support for children with disabilities and their families. This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing

McDermott & Bull Leading Vice President of Procurement Search for Niagara Bottling

IRVINE, CA, January 11, 2018 – McDermott & Bull has been retained by Niagara Bottling, a leading bottled water manufacturer in the U.S., to lead their search for a Vice President of Procurement. This executive recruiting engagement is being conducted by The fit Practice at McDermott & Bull, which includes Jeff Black, Partner; Jason Pinegar,

McDermott & Bull Recruits Head of Software Engineering for Panasonic Avionics Corporation

IRVINE, CA, January 9, 2018 – McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Noreen Fong as Head of Software Engineering with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of inflight entertainment and communications systems. This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Rod McDermott, CEO & Co-Founder; Craig Sabina, Principal Consultant; Jared

McDermott & Bull Leading Business Development and Client Success Executive Search for CrewSafe

IRVINE, CA, December 8, 2017 – McDermott & Bull has been retained by CrewSafe, a division of Spellbound Development Group, Inc., to lead their search for a Business Development and Client Success Executive. This executive recruiting engagement is being conducted by The fit Practice at McDermott & Bull, which includes Jeff Black, Partner; Jason Pinegar,

Multimedia

Blogs:
Investor Insights with Ken Dropiewski
Measure Up Monday
An Inclusion + Belonging Story
What Keeps You on Top: Chapter 7
Leading Through Uncertainty: The COVID Executive Officer
A New Level of Innovation Post-COVID-19: Insights from Business Leaders
Getting Familiar with Interim Roles
The Value of Special Reports

White Papers: 
Life Sciences + Healthcare 2022 State of the Market for Executive Hiring
Black History Month: Honoring Black Canadian Musicians
Real Estate — A Look Into the Build Back Better Plan
Culture Report — It’s Time to Thrive
Cause + Effect: Top Drivers of the Great Disruption
Finding + Retaining Executive Leaders in 2022: What 2021 Taught Us
2021 Executive Search by the Numbers – A Year in Review
Do We Still Need Gay Pride? by Alex Verdecchia
Healthcare + Life Sciences
Consumer Brands — Food + Beverage Market Update
Life Science + MedTech Executives Managing Reduced Business Travel
Talent Assessment
2021…Cautiously Optimistic
Sustainability in Aerospace + Emerging Executive Roles
The Case for Promoting Women
Space Logistics — New Frontiers in 2021
LAPA Feature: “Six Provocative Interview Questions When Hiring Fundraisers”
The Case for Promoting Women
White Paper: Space Logistics — New Frontiers in 2021
2021 Food + Beverage Industry Update
White Paper: 2021 Aerospace + Defense State of the Industry
White Paper: 2021 State of the Market
Life Sciences + Healthcare 2021 State of the Market for Executive Hiring
6 Trends Driving Nonprofit Hiring in 2021