August 27, 2010 – Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has appointed Christopher Haywood as an associate principal consultant. Mr. Haywood will be working with companies throughout the West Coast and will be based in the firm’s Irvine and Los Angeles offices. “We are excited to welcome Chris to the firm. With his previous experience in executive search and work with private equity firms, we look forward to his contributions in growing the firm’s financial services practice, which includes PE portfolio companies and multinational, industrial tech companies, throughout the West Coast as well as establishing the preeminent diversity practice in Southern California,” said Rod McDermott, managing director. “Chris’ experience in working with senior financial and operations leaders in technology, transportation, and financial services was very attractive to us as those are areas our firm has targeted for growth.” Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, Mr. Haywood was a managing consultant with Harvard Group International, a retained executive search firm based in Atlanta. McDermott & Bull serves both public and privately held clients in the technology, financial services, manufacturing, bio-tech and life science, retail, professional services sectors.