August 18, 2015 – 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 to Agility’s executive management team. The search engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, a partner and the private equity practice co-chair at McDermott & Bull.
“Nicole’s extensive generalist knowledge and field experience, will enable her to provide expertise and an organizational perspective towards building a corporate HR function that is responsive to, and anticipatory of, the ongoing needs of the business,” said Mr. Biegenzahn.
Ms. Arvizu previously served as director of human resources for Skilled Healthcare, where she oversaw an HR team spread throughout the western region of the U.S., and where she led corporate engagement during the company’s ultimate merger with Genesis Health. Prior to her six years with Skilled Healthcare, she worked in HR generalist roles for Citibank and Ameriquest.
McDermott & Bull serves both public and privately held clients in the technology, financial services, manufacturing, bio-tech & life science, retail, and professional services sectors. The firm has recruited other top HR executives for organizations including Panda Restaurant Group, Easter Seals, Honda Center and The Anaheim Ducks.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media