January 30, 2012 – Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Ginger Thorpe as vice president of sales and marketing at be.group. “Ginger is a dynamic and experienced sales executive who has been successful at growing revenues through effective team leadership. She is very strategy-oriented when managing her team, goals and objectives and is an effective communicator and collaborator. After many years as a leading health care executive, we are confident that she is going to establish early success with be.group,” said Meiko Takayama, principal consultant with McDermott & Bull and the search consultant who led this placement. Before joining be.group, Ms. Thorpe was with Cardinal Health of Dublin, Ohio, most recently serving as the region vice president responsible for the west region. be.group, headquartered in Glendale, California, is dedicated to providing quality housing, health and support services, primarily for older adults. McDermott & Bull serves both public and privately held clients in the technology, financial services, manufacturing, bio-tech and life science, retail, professional services sectors.