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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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.


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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Press Releases

Leading Irish Executive Search Consultancy Joins Agilium Worldwide

IRVINE, CA, June 27, 2016 — McDermott & Bull Executive Search is a proud member of Agilium Worldwide, an international strategic group of independent, owner-managed, retained executive search firms with members in virtually every market, including 5 firms in North America, 6 firms in Latin America, as well as firms throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Today,

McDermott & Bull Appoints Stu Leibach as Principal Consultant

IRVINE, CA, June 1, 2016 — McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stu Leibach to the role of Principal Consultant. Leibach, who’s based in Playa Vista, CA, will lead the firm’s Retail

McDermott & Bull Named the Fastest-growing Firm in the Americas from Hunt Scanlon’s 2016 List of Top 50 Recruiters

IRVINE, CA, May 31, 2016 — Hunt Scanlon recently recognized McDermott & Bull as the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas. Additionally, with a 63% increase in revenue, McDermott & Bull was the fastest-growing firm featured within the Top 50 Recruiters list. “We have a unique model that speaks to the ever-evolving needs of our clients,” said


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