McDermott & Bull Places Director of Treasury at American Apparel

December 7th, 2016

IRVINE, California, December 7, 2016McDermott & 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 successful appointment of Tassie Hall as Director of Treasury with American Apparel, an American clothing manufacturer, designer, distributor, marketer and retailer.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Brian Selvey, Director of Recruiting at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Tassie couldn’t have been more perfect for the Treasury leader role at American Apparel.  With industry knowledge and experience, Tassie found a nice home with American Apparel and they are really happy with the result.”

Hall is a relevant and experienced retail-brand Treasury leader.  After a long stint with DAZ Systems, Inc., a company that provides business solutions for complex business challenges, she joined Forever 21, a retail clothing chain.  At Forever 21, Hall took on the cash management responsibilities, which launched her Treasury career.  She was quickly promoted to Treasury Manager, where she led all cash management and cash forecasting, and later became the Senior Global Treasury Manager, reporting directly to the CFO.  In addition to her Treasury responsibilities, Hall played a key role in several systems implementations and was responsible for fraud prevention.

Hall earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach.

About American Apparel

Founded in 1989 and based in Los Angeles, California, American Apparel is an American clothing manufacturer, designer, distributor, marketer and retailer.  American Apparel bases its manufacturing in a seven-story 800,000-square-foot factory in downtown Los Angeles where it produces more than 50,000 different products and garments.  American Apparel employs over 7,000 and remains one of the few consumer brands companies to produce its merchandise the USA.  American Apparel is a vertically integrated Company which minimizes the use of sub-contractors and offshore labor.  The integration extends to 200+ retail storefronts worldwide in 19 countries, all of which are owned by the Company.

American Apparel employs over 7,000 people worldwide.  Most of those jobs are right here in the USA.  Their team of those who create, cut, dye, sew and ship, accounts for more than 4,000 employees in the LA-area factories alone.  Their income goes back into the local economy through the American Apparel employees’ purchasing power, as well as through state and city taxes on payroll and property.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Aramark, Epson America, Hyundai Capital America, In-N-Out Burger, Kaiser Aluminum, Unified Grocers, Western Federal Credit Union (UNIFY Financial Credit Union), Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.

Conference Recap: 2016 Agilium Worldwide Annual General Meeting

December 6th, 2016

McDermott & Bull is a proud member of Agilium Worldwide, an international consortium of independent, owner-managed, retained executive search firms with members in virtually every market.  Today, Agilium Worldwide ranks among the Hunt Scanlon Global 25.

Rod McDermott, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search, recently attended the 2016 Agilium Worldwide Annual General Meeting, which was held in Stockholm, Sweden.  During this conference, McDermott and his fellow attendees had the opportunity to strengthen relationships, collaborate on business opportunities, and gain key insights and takeaways pertaining to the dynamic world of executive search.  Below, McDermott shares his recap of this valuable gathering:

“The world of executive search is ever-evolving, and one of the emerging topics we touched on at this year’s meeting was Millennials.  Recruiting Millennials is different than previous Gen X or Y’ers, as they are more concerned about making a difference and company culture, and will not take a job unless they feel it would be a great fit, both personally and professionally.  These aren’t new concepts, but since some of these individuals are now reaching mid-management ranks in companies, they are having a much greater impact on executive recruiting.  Our firm, as well as our clients, needs to continue to evolve to attract this generation of managers and leaders.

With senior leaders from all over the globe in attendance, we also discussed the state of the economy worldwide and its impact on executive search.  While some countries are still experiencing very slow growth, companies continue to invest in recruiting the right talent that can help them grow in tough markets, either with skills in product development, marketing, or geographic market expansion.

Brexit, while originally very concerning for all in Europe, hasn’t proven to slow down company hiring plans.  Our partner in Ireland is dealing with uncertainty over Brexit, and it’s made some clients cautious.  However, the country experienced 7.5% GDP growth over the last year, so they are enjoying a significant tailwind right now, even if caution is the tone of the day.

Latin America is still in the doldrums, but companies are hiring strategically and our partners in that region are starting to see some light.  While Brazil and Argentina are especially soft, Brazil is hoping that the recent impeachment of their President and a change in power will lead to more optimism, and therefore more hiring throughout their economy.  Not sure what the catalyst will be for Argentina, as its new President has implemented necessary austerity measures which are having expected negative effects on the economy, at least in the near term.  Mexico and Colombia are doing fairly well, and Colombia is hoping its recent cease-fire with dissidents will give the country the opportunity to build during this time of relative peace.”

McDermott & Bull Finds Controller for United Pacific

December 2nd, 2016

IRVINE, California, December 2, 2016McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is proud to announce the successful appointment of Mike Yoshida as Controller with United Pacific, one of the largest independent owners, suppliers, and operators of gas stations and convenience stores in the Western United States.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Amanda Lange, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Mike had the exemplary retail experience United Pacific desired for this role.  His retail relevancy, store count experience, and technical abilities made him a solid candidate.  We are confident that Mike will make an impact at United Pacific.”

With thirty years of retail experience, Yoshida joins United Pacific from U.S. Auto Parts, where he was Vice President and Controller.  During his seven-year tenure with the company, he helped the $300MM online retailer in their acquisition of JC Whitney, reduced the time spent closing the books from three weeks to five days, and streamlined the credit card process.  Prior to joining U.S. Auto Parts, Yoshida held Controller roles at Hot Topic, where he led a team of eighty and implemented a checkless payroll distribution to all 750 stores and distribution centers, and Bristol Farms, where he helped the company to successfully open eight new locations and close four that were unprofitable.

Yoshida earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California, an MBA from California State University, Los Angeles, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

About United Pacific

United Pacific, through its retail convenience locations and retail and wholesale fuel distribution network, has established itself as one of the largest independent owners, suppliers, and operators of gas stations and convenience stores in the Western United States.  United Pacific offers motor fuels products under the 76, Conoco, Shell and United Oil flags, as well as convenience items through the We Got It! Food Mart, My Goods Market and Circle K brands.  United Pacific operates its retail and wholesale businesses in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Colorado.  The Company is a portfolio business of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a leading, highly diversified global investment management firm.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Aramark, Epson America, Hyundai Capital America, In-N-Out Burger, Kaiser Aluminum, Unified Grocers, Western Federal Credit Union (UNIFY Financial Credit Union), Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.

McDermott & Bull Recruits Group Retail President for United Pacific

December 1st, 2016

IRVINE, California, December 1, 2016McDermott & 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 successful appointment of Julie Jackson as Group Retail President with United Pacific, one of the largest independent owners, suppliers, and operators of gas stations and convenience stores in the Western United States.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Krista Sietsema, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Julie is a perfect addition for this newly created position at United Pacific.  She has extensive experience in the retail area of the oil and gas industry and has touched almost every aspect of the C-Store operation.  Julie was a ‘no-brainer’ for this role and will bring United Pacific to the next level.”

Jackson began her professional career in public accounting with Coopers and Lybrand (KPMG).  After a couple of years with the firm, she joined CKE Restaurants, Inc. (Carl’s Jr.), where she was exposed to the operational side of a retail organization for the first time.  Following CKE, Jackson moved into a management training role with BP West Coast Products, LLC – Arco, and ultimately became a corporate officer with a 500-store oversight.  In 2003, she joined Castle Financial, Inc. as a Controller, and returned to BP in 2010 in a Project Manager – Real Estate Divestment role.  Prior to United Pacific, Jackson was most recently the Senior Vice President and General Manager at G&M Oil Company, Inc., where she improved the customer experience while outperforming revenue targets.

Jackson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Accounting from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

About United Pacific

United Pacific, through its retail convenience locations and retail and wholesale fuel distribution network, has established itself as one of the largest independent owners, suppliers, and operators of gas stations and convenience stores in the Western United States.  United Pacific offers motor fuels products under the 76, Conoco, Shell and United Oil flags, as well as convenience items through the We Got It! Food Mart, My Goods Market and Circle K brands.  United Pacific operates its retail and wholesale businesses in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Colorado.  The Company is a portfolio business of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a leading, highly diversified global investment management firm.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Aramark, Epson America, Hyundai Capital America, In-N-Out Burger, Kaiser Aluminum, Unified Grocers, Western Federal Credit Union (UNIFY Financial Credit Union), Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.

McDermott & Bull Appoints Jake Vander Zanden as Principal Consultant

November 30th, 2016

IRVINE, California, November 30, 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, announced today the hiring of Jake Vander Zanden as Principal Consultant.  Vander Zanden will lead the firm’s fast-growing Life Sciences Practice.

“We are delighted to welcome Jake to the McDermott & Bull team,” said Rod McDermott, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of McDermott & Bull. “As a past Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals executive, Jake’s addition to the firm expands our capabilities in those fields significantly.  His expert experience growing and scaling companies in those areas, as well as his passion for developing people and building teams, will be a huge asset for us, and will help McDermott & Bull to continue to support that growing client base.”

Vander Zanden brings more than 25 years of life sciences industry experience, including 15 years in a variety of senior global roles with Allergan Pharmaceuticals.  He has a proven track record of driving growth and completing turnarounds for companies like Medtronic, Lumenis, and Hoya Surgical Optics.  Jake founded VANDER ZANDEN Group in 2006, an international consultancy that helped companies grow their businesses in a variety of international markets, including Japan via a partnership with inFinitures Consulting.  Most recently, Jake was Chief Commercial Officer at Presbia, where he helped to both launch and grow the company, as well as complete a $50M IPO.

Vander Zanden is an Expert in Residence at Applied Innovation at the University of California, Irvine.  He is a past board member for Prevent Blindness America, and a Coordinator for Meals-in-a-Box, an organization which provides food and aid for veterans and their families.

Vander Zanden holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Management from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

About McDermott & Bull 

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.

McDermott & Bull Places Board Member at Stamps.com

November 23rd, 2016

IRVINE, California, November 23, 2016McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is proud to announce the successful appointment of David Habiger as a member of the Board of Directors at Stamps.com, the leading provider of postage online and shipping software solutions.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Craig Lipus, Partner; Garrett Lipus, Principal Consultant; and Brian Selvey, Director of Recruiting at McDermott & Bull.  According to Craig Lipus, “We were delighted to again work with Stamps.com to expand their Board.  Dave brings significant public Director experience and the ideal background that Ken McBride, Chairman & CEO of Stamps.com, was looking to add to the Board.”

Habiger is an experienced CEO, having served in that role at three different companies over the course of his career, and has been part of significant revenue growth in the companies he has led.  His tenure at Sonic Solutions spanned eighteen years, as he was employee number six and the CEO for six years, leading up to the sale of the $400M revenue company to Rovi Corporation.  Habiger went on to be the CEO of NDS Group, sold to Cisco for $5B, and of Textura, sold in August 2016 to Oracle for $700M.

Habiger earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Norbert College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

About Stamps.com

Stamps.com is the leading provider of postage online and shipping software solutions to approximately 650 thousand customers, including consumers, small businesses, e-commerce shippers, enterprises, and high volume shippers.  Stamps.com offers solutions that help businesses run their shipping operations more smoothly and function more successfully under the brand names Stamps.com, Endicia, ShipStation, ShippingEasy and ShipWorks.  Stamps.com’s family of brands provides seamless access to mailing and shipping services through integrations with more than 400 unique partner applications.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.

McDermott & Bull Finds Information Security Leader for Automobile Club of Southern California

November 21st, 2016

IRVINE, California, November 21, 2016McDermott & 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 successful appointment of Andrew Bereczky as Group Manager, Information Security with Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest member of the AAA federation of motor clubs.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Craig Lipus, Partner; Garrett Lipus, Principal Consultant; and Laurie Henderson, Recruiting Consultant at McDermott & Bull.  According to Craig Lipus, “The Group Manager, Information Security is a critical role for the Automobile Club of Southern California.  Andrew’s broad-based business experience and expertise, combined with his demonstrated leadership ability, makes him uniquely qualified for this role at AAA.  Andrew brings significant senior leadership to an already talented information technology executive team.”

Bereczky is an experienced IT professional who over the course of his career has been successful in developing enterprise information security programs. He has a background in cyber security, and over twenty years of information/security leadership experience.  Before joining the Automobile Club of Southern California, Bereczky spent two years with Zenith Education Group as Chief Information Officer.  Bereczky was brought on to build and transform the technology organization into a shared services solutions delivery team, positioned to enable revenue and operational growth initiatives.  Prior to Zenith Education Group, Bereczky spent six years with Alorica as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Applications and Infrastructure, responsible for technology strategy, all client and internal security, applications/customer operational support, and the Project Management Office.  During his time with Alorica, the company grew from 5,000 employees to 23,000 employees through organic growth and three acquisitions.

About Automobile Club of Southern California

The Automobile Club of Southern California is the largest member of the AAA federation of motor clubs and has been serving members since 1900.  Members benefit from 24-hour roadside assistance, insurance products and services, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing and buying programs, automotive testing and analysis, trip planning services, and highway and transportation safety programs.  Today, the Auto Club serves more than 14 million AAA members in 21 states from over 300 branch offices and twelve regional call centers.  The Auto Club operates the largest leisure travel agency in the Western United States and the Auto Club’s affiliated Interinsurance Exchange is one of the largest auto and home insurers in California.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.

McDermott & Bull Recruits Vice President of Operations for Decurion Corporation (ArcLight Cinemas)

November 18th, 2016

IRVINE, California, November 18, 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 successful appointment of Nader Garschi as Vice President of Operations with Decurion Corporation, a privately-held corporation that is parent to a number of operating subsidiaries, including ArcLight Cinemas.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by the fit Team at McDermott & Bull, which includes Jeff Black, Partner; Jason Pinegar, Associate Principal Consultant; and Kelly Nguyen, Executive Search Coordinator; as well as Recruiting Associate Trey Mullen.  According to Pinegar, “It was great to dive deep with the top candidates on this search and get to understand them on a different level, which allowed us and the Decurion team to better envision the potential for a successful fit.  Decurion is such a unique company and its emphasis on personal development really struck a chord with us and the way we told their story.  Nader resonated with the message and the leadership team, and we couldn’t be happier for him.”

Garschi has over twenty years of experience leading multi-unit operations, primarily in the restaurant industry.  After spending ten years with Sara Lee Corporation, he worked at Yum! Brands as a Market Coach for Taco Bell.  In 2004, Garschi joined Panda Restaurant Group, where he held numerous roles including Director of License Operations, Concept Director of Hibachi-San, Executive Director, Concept Innovation – Guest Insights & Experience, and Regional Director of Operations and International Development.  During his ten-year tenure, Panda Express grew from 500 units to over 1,700.  Prior to joining Decurion Corporation, Garschi was CEO of Blue Pie Consulting, a restaurant consulting firm.

Garschi earned a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering from Tehran University and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California.

About Decurion Corporation

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Decurion, a privately-held corporation, is parent to a number of operating subsidiaries, including Pacific Theatres, Robertson Properties Group, ArcLight Cinemas, and Hollybrook Senior Living.  The Decurion portfolio of companies employs about 1,100 persons (or “members”) in California.

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ArcLight Cinema Company is the most recently established subsidiary of Pacific Theatres Entertainment Corporation.  An extensive evaluation of the exhibition industry and audience attitudes led to the creation of ArcLight, whose purpose is to create opportunities for transformational experiences.  ArcLight exists to meet the needs and wants of moviegoers who seek a place of care and respect and who will value the experience of greater connection with its crew members, other customers, its environment, and the film.  Through such amenities as reserved seating, state-of-the-art sound and picture quality, pre-screening lectures, special events, a movie-focused gift shop, a custom-designed web site, and the introduction of a café/bar to the movie-going venue, ArcLight extends and enhances the movie-going experience.

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McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.

MB Interim Leaders Places Interim Chief Information Officer at one of the Nation’s Largest Apparel Companies

November 17th, 2016

IRVINE, California, November 17, 2016MB Interim Leaders (MBIL) is pleased to announce the successful appointment of the interim Chief Information Officer at one of the nation’s largest apparel companies.

Rebecca Miller, MBIL’s Vice President of Sales, met with the apparel company, who had an urgent need for a skilled turnaround IT Executive to help improve performance.  Within one week of receiving the position, our interim leader was hired and placed onsite as the interim CIO.  After just one month, the interim leader found a savings of over $2 million dollars and is aiding in transitioning the company into a growth phase and potential sale.

Our interim leader has over twenty years of experience leading IT departments at both privately-held and publicly-traded companies such as The Walt Disney Company and Arbonne International.  He has a strong background in turnaround situations and has achieved success in helping large companies transition into growth phases through identifying infrastructure issues, rebuilding/repairing applications, and conducting IT risk assessments.

About MB Interim Leaders

Established by McDermott & Bull in 2011, MB Interim Leaders is the definitive interim executive leadership resource for companies seeking to address immediate challenges.  McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001, and the advent of MB Interim Leaders powerfully equips the firm to service both the temporary and permanent needs of its clients.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  Respected companies including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.

McDermott & Bull Places Chief Financial Officer at Behavioral Health Group

November 9th, 2016

IRVINE, California, November 9, 2016McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is proud to announce the successful appointment of John Lund as Chief Financial Officer with Behavioral Health Group (BHG), a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Craig Lipus, Partner; Garrett Lipus, Principal Consultant; and Tara Steven, Senior Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Craig Lipus, “Working with BHG, located in Dallas, and their private equity sponsor Frontenac, out of Chicago, was a great partnership.  We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to match John with BHG and Frontenac.  John brings all the necessary experience and past success to this role at a very exciting time in BHG’s history.  We look forward to seeing the success this partnership will achieve going forward.”

Before joining BHG, Lund was most recently the CFO for Reliant Rehabilitation, a portfolio company of DW Healthcare Partners out of Utah.  During his time with Reliant Rehabilitation, Lund was instrumental in growing the business from $150M in revenue to $300M in revenue, expanding operations from 10 states to 27 states, and growing skilled nursing sites from 250 to 575 sites nationally.  Prior to Reliant Rehabilitation, Lund was Vice President, Finance & Controller for Research Now and Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller for La Quinta Management.

Lund earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of North Texas and an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

About Behavioral Health Group

Behavioral Health Group is a private equity-backed company and is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services.  With 38 locations in Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina, BHG provides pharmacotherapeutic maintenance and counseling services in an outpatient setting to individuals that are over the age of 21 and are dependent on opioids.  BHG’s mission is to be the best-in-class network of outpatient opioid treatment facilities by producing superior patient outcomes.  Its employees accomplish this goal by providing each person who enters its programs with a medically-based treatment experience, in accordance with extensive regulatory requirements.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  McDermott & Bull’s Healthcare Practice clients include AccentCare, Silverado Senior Living, Behavioral Health Group, CHOC Children’s, ModernHEALTH, Human Longevity Inc., Posey Company, Wound Care Specialist, Alliance Healthcare Services, ICU Medical and Apria Healthcare, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Frontenac, Cressey & Co., and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.