McDermott & Bull Places Vice President, Business Services at UNIFY Financial Credit Union

February 24th, 2017

IRVINE, California, February 24, 2017McDermott & 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 Jonathan Sigal as Vice President, Business Services with UNIFY Financial Credit Union (formerly Western Federal Credit Union).

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Practice; Bill Brewer, Principal Consultant; and Krista Sietsema, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Brewer, “Jonathan is a credit expert, builder, and all-around banker who understands the importance of a strong credit foundation.”  Biegenzahn added, “Jonathan’s experience, both in credit and on the front line, position him to lead the buildout of UNIFY’s commercial banking business line.  Moreover, he has the right cultural attributes to fit seamlessly into UNIFY’s executive leadership team.”

McDermott & Bull’s robust search process identified more than 300 candidates throughout the United States, presenting a diverse and elite slate of Vice President, Business Services candidates to UNIFY Financial Credit Union’s executive management team.  Each candidate embodied the technical skillset UNIFY Financial Credit Union was seeking, and brought diversity of thought to the interview process.  The result was ideal for UNIFY Financial Credit Union – someone to lead the Business Services team and to continue to build out the processes, protocol, and infrastructure to support Business Services as well as to implement a loan origination system.

Sigal is well suited to lead Business Services at UNIFY Financial Credit Union.  His most recent position was Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer for Core Commercial Bank.  Prior to Core Commercial Bank, Jonathan worked in various leadership roles with Grandpoint Security Business Bank, Wilshire Bank, Wholesale Commercial Mortgage, Orange County Business Bank, Commerce West Bank, Coast Business Credit, and Deutsche (Bank) Financial Service.

Sigal earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, and his Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree at the University of California, Riverside.

About UNIFY Financial Credit Union

Currently transitioning its name from Western Federal Credit Union, UNIFY Financial Credit Union is one of the nation’s leading credit unions, with more than $2.2 billion in assets and over 190,000 members across the country.  UNIFY has over 50 branches in 13 states, over 500 team members, and regional offices located in Torrance, California; Bentonville, Arkansas; Las Vegas, Nevada; Mesa, Arizona.  Visit UnifyFCU.com for more information.

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, CoreLogic, 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, Atar Capital, 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.

With backgrounds in the banking and financial services industry, Rod McDermott, Managing Partner, and Brandon Biegenzahn, Partner, lead and represent McDermott & Bull’s Banking & Financial Institutions Practice.  Using their robust industry knowledge, Rod and Brandon partner with clients such as American River Bank, ANZ Bank, Bank of Marin, Bank of the Cascades, BNY Mellon, First American Trust, First Republic Bank, Golden 1 Credit Union, Luther Burbank Savings, Pacific Mercantile Bank, Plaza Bank, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Silvergate Bank, Sunwest Bank, Tech CU, Union Bank, and Washington Trust Bank to find C-level executives, including CEO, COO, President, CFO, Chief Banking Officer, Chief Credit Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Information Officer, Compliance Leaders, HR Leaders, Retail Banking Executives, Trust and Wealth Management Leaders and Business Banking.  To learn more about McDermott & Bull’s Banking and Financial Institutions Practice, please visit http://mbsearch.com/industry-expertise/banking-financial-services/.

McDermott & Bull Leading Vice President of Sales Search for Envy Medical

February 17th, 2017

IRVINE, California, February 17, 2017McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, has been retained by Envy Medical to lead its search for a Vice President of Sales.

This executive recruiting engagement is being conducted by Stu Leibach, Principal Consultant, and Laurie Henderson, Recruiting Consultant at McDermott & Bull.

The Vice President of Sales will provide the vision and leadership necessary to develop and implement a successful sales strategy, develop and lead the sales team, and devise a collaborative plan to drive profitable revenue growth.  This includes setting business strategy, profit contribution, budget control, sales forecasting, and revenue plans.  They will motivate a team of direct and indirect reports to achieve goals with the creation of a high-performance culture.  This individual will report directly to the CEO and will manage the company’s microdermabrasion device sales channel serving dermatology, hospitals, spas and destination resorts for the United States.

About Envy Medical

Envy Medical emerged in the field of dermatology and medical aesthetics in 1999 as a medical device and skin care leader with a strong culture in innovation and a solid reputation for clinically-backed, scientifically-proven products.  Envy Medical’s Integrative Skin Therapy delivers on the promise of exceptional skin health and appearance through a continuum of all-inclusive in-office procedures and at-home skincare to address hyperpigmentation, aging, acne and many other skin concerns.  Envy Medical has perfected this approach with Dermalinfusion, a unique 3-in-1, patented skin-resurfacing treatment that simultaneously exfoliates, extracts, and infuses skin with condition-specific serums.  The results of Dermalinfusion are extended and enhanced by Envy Medical’s patented and technologically-advanced skin care products containing highly effective skin-perfecting ingredients.  Envy Medical devices are distributed to hospitals, physicians and spas, and its skin care products are sold in over 20 countries.

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, CoreLogic, 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, Atar Capital, 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 Executive Search Announces the Formation of McDermott & Bull Europe B.V.

February 15th, 2017

IRVINE, California, February 15, 2017 – McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm on the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, announced today the formation of McDermott & Bull Europe B.V. and the acquisition of Amsterdam-based Interconsultants Executive Search.

Rod McDermott, CEO and Co-Founder of McDermott & Bull, worked in concert with Milo Zegerius and Norbert Meijer, Partners at Interconsultants Executive Search, to make this acquisition a reality.

The strength of Interconsultants Executive Search lies in its well-established executive team and strong presence in The Netherlands.  Zegerius and Meijer will lead McDermott & Bull Europe on a day-to-day basis and work closely with McDermott in building the company and the brand by establishing more practice areas and growing the overall business.

“We are thrilled about this new venture with Interconsultants Executive Search, which will allow McDermott & Bull to expand its presence outside of the Americas,” said McDermott. “The formation of McDermott & Bull Europe will bolster our access to international insights and expertise, and position our firm as a true global player in the world of executive search.”

“Today’s announcement is a very exciting step for our team at Interconsultants Executive Search,” said Zegerius.  “With feet on the ground in both North America and Europe, our firms will have worldwide visibility into top talent for our clients, which will allow us to make introductions to clients in North America with European operations and clients in The Netherlands with North American operations.”  Meijer added, “With our firms’ combined experience, resources, and best practices, this collaboration will surely benefit our clients in placing top leaders within their organizations.”

Interconsultants Executive Search was founded by Jetse Reijenga in 1984 and has completed hundreds of search assignments for leading European and global clients including Ricoh, Avery Dennison, Samsung, and Tech Data.  Reijenga plans to stay involved with McDermott & Bull Europe as a consultant and business development advisor.

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, CoreLogic, 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, Atar Capital, 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.

About Interconsultants Executive Search

Interconsultants Executive Search B.V. has over 30 years of industry experience in providing Executive Search solutions to top national and international companies in a variety of industries.  The firm’s experienced team of search consultants provide professional recruitment services for senior management positions in the corporate sector throughout multiple industries.

McDermott & Bull Leading President and Chief Executive Officer Search for Orange County United Way

February 13th, 2017

IRVINE, California, February 13, 2017McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, has been retained by Orange County United Way to lead its search for a President/Chief Executive Officer.

This executive recruiting engagement is being 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 Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Amanda Lange, Recruiting Associate.  “In consideration of our firm’s longstanding commitment to making a difference in the community through Board roles and both team/individual volunteerism, we are extremely proud to have this special opportunity to serve in helping Orange County United Way realize its vision for improving lives in Orange County,” said Black. Bull added, “It is truly an honor to work alongside an organization such as Orange County United Way.  Our team at McDermott & Bull is committed to finding the best candidate to compliment the successful run of their long-time CEO, Max Gardner.  Orange County United Way will continue to make a difference in the lives of our community.”

Max Gardner, Orange County United Way’s current President and CEO, recently announced his plans to retire once a successor is chosen later this year.  The President/CEO is the leader of the Orange County United Way organization, establishing a vision for Community Impact that is achieved through the efforts of a diverse team of high-performing leaders, staff and volunteers alike.  They are the Chief Mobilizer; leveraging the power of relationships and networks, and works across private, public and corporate sectors to improve conditions in the community.  The President/CEO possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization, and is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good—creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies for broad investment and impact.  They are the steward of the brand and understands their role in growing and protecting the reputation of United Way—they value networking and strive to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships and strategy.

About Orange County United Way

Orange County United Way (OCUW) is a leading voice, respected advocate and powerful influencer across the entire non-profit and social services landscape as well as the corporate and philanthropic communities.  OCUW serves as a dynamic community leader and change agent.  The organization is an inspirational visionary for improving lives in Orange County.  However, beyond mere inspiration, through proactive and dynamic Community Impact Programs, Orange County United Way is directly leading the changes necessary so the next generation can prosper and succeed in all aspects of life.  At Orange County United Way, the goal is to create a stronger community where everyone has access to a quality education, a sustainable income, better health and stable housing—the building blocks for a good life.

Since 1924, Orange County United Way has been at the forefront of health and human care services in Orange County.  While the community has changed over the years, their mission to improve lives and strengthen the community has remained the same, while their model has evolved to even more effectively address key critical issues.  They continue to mobilize the caring power of Orange County—by collaborating with nonprofit agencies, corporate partners, and generous donors—to meet the greatest needs of the community.

About The fit Team

We’re the fit experts.  We believe creating relationships that truly fit makes a powerful difference in our world.  We love placing top leadership and have developed a comprehensive approach to executive search that provides optimal outcomes by ensuring functional, cultural and personal fit.  Click HERE to learn more.

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 Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis for Bridgepoint Education

February 10th, 2017

IRVINE, California, February 10, 2017McDermott & 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 Derek Bennett as Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis with Bridgepoint Education, a publicly-held education services company.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Rod McDermott, CEO & Co-Founder; Garrett Lipus, Principal Consultant; Jared Moriarty, Associate Principal Consultant; and Amanda Lange, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to McDermott, “This is a very important role for Bridgepoint and we are thrilled that Derek will be the man for the job.  He is not only a superstar in the FP&A function, but also a great cultural fit for Bridgepoint.  It is a great match.”

Bennett comes to Bridgepoint Education with a background of leading financial planning operations for very high-profile organizations, most recently as Senior Director of Finance at Fandango.  Prior to Fandango, Bennett served as Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning for Countrywide Financial and Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis for Bank of America’s Reverse Mortgage Division.  Earlier in his career, he was an Associate with Arthur Anderson and then a Senior Consultant for Deloitte & Touche.

Bennett earned two Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Business Administration from Pepperdine University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) is a publicly held education services company that has been operating since 1999.  The company provides admissions counseling and educational programs to students nationwide through their two universities: Ashford University and University of the Rockies.  Bridgepoint’s demographics include students that are typically past the usual college age or in circumstances that prevented them from taking the traditional four-year university route, but looking for a way to further their education that fits their lifestyle.  Online degree programs and financial aid opportunities offered by Bridgepoint make earning a college degree possible for those that never thought it could be achieved.

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, CoreLogic, 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, Atar Capital, 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 Finds Interim Chief Financial Officer for Private Equity-Backed National Non-Hospital Healthcare Company

February 8th, 2017

IRVINE, California, February 8, 2017 — MB Interim Leaders (MBIL) is pleased to announce the placement of the interim Chief Financial Officer at a private equity-backed national non-hospital healthcare company.

This interim executive leader search was led by Rebecca Miller, MBIL’s VP of Sales.  The healthcare company had an immediate need for an interim CFO with multi-site, non-hospital healthcare experience to lead the Finance department.  Within three weeks of MBIL receiving the request, the interim leader completed the interview process and was hired and working on-site.  He is currently responsible for assisting with facility expansion and developing the company growth plan over the next year.

The interim leader has twenty years of experience as a CFO at both hospital and non-hospital healthcare organizations.  He holds a strong background in revenue cycle management, commercial insurance, and asset-based lending, and has extensive experience building, maintaining, and managing annual operating and capital budgets.

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 Finds Director of Supply Chain for MeriCal

February 3rd, 2017

IRVINE, California, February 3, 2017McDermott & 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 Alfredo Saenz as Director of Supply Chain with MeriCal, an industry leader in the research and development, production, and packaging of high quality nutritional supplement products.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, Co-Chair of the Private Equity Practice; Michelle Davis, Associate Principal Consultant; and Brittany Rausch, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Biegenzahn, “Alfredo is the perfect fit for this role and for this institution.  With a twenty-year track record of success managing inventory, Alfredo understands forecasting processes, and he is an expert at S&OP analyses.  He represents the optimal blend of supply chain expert and data-driven business person.”

McDermott & Bull’s robust search process identified more than 150 candidates throughout California, presenting a diverse and elite slate of supply chain experts to MeriCal’s executive management team.  Each candidate embodied the technical skillset MeriCal was seeking, and brought diversity of thought to the interview process.  The end result was absolutely ideal for MeriCal – the right technical fit, and most importantly, the right cultural fit with philosophical alignment regarding supply chain.  McDermott & Bull and MeriCal partnered seamlessly on this engagement completing the search process in 51 days.

Saenz will plan and oversee the alignment and optimization of supply chain processes and systems across all of MeriCal’s facilities.  Prior to joining MeriCal, he spent 11 years with Lexmark, followed by nine years with Toshiba America.  Saenz earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from Drake University.  He is also a Six Sigma Green Belt and he has two APICS certifications.

About MeriCal

MeriCal is a recognized industry leader in the production and packaging of high‐quality nutritional supplement products.  Founded in 1965, the Company provides value‐added contract manufacturing and custom bottling and packaging services, along with a broad range of laboratory support services to several of the most recognized retailers and nutritional supplement brands in the industry.

With more than 1,000 SKUs, MeriCal offers an array of services ranging from contract manufacturing to complete turnkey production of private label products for some of the industry’s retail and vitamin giants.  In October of 2016, MeriCal received a capital investment by Linden, LLC, a leading healthcare private equity firm, positioning MeriCal to supercharge its growth trajectory.

For more information, please visit www.merical.com.

About Linden Capital Partners

Linden Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on leveraged buyouts in the healthcare and life sciences industries.  Linden’s strategy is based upon three elements: i) healthcare and life science industry specialization, ii) integrated private equity and operating expertise, and iii) strategic relationships with large corporations.  Linden invests in middle market platforms in the medical products, specialty distribution, pharmaceutical, and services segments of healthcare.

For more information, please visit www.lindenllc.com.

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, CoreLogic, 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, Atar Capital, 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 Credit Officer at Evangelical Christian Credit Union

February 1st, 2017

IRVINE, California, February 1, 2017McDermott & 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 Patty Staples as Chief Credit Officer with Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU), the leading banking resource for ministries across the United States, serving more than 1,800 Christian Schools, Churches and other evangelical ministries.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Practice; Bill Brewer, Principal Consultant; and Trey Mullen, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Brewer, “Patty has the right blend of technical ability and leadership experience to build a best-in-class credit organization focused on conservative lending practices which will enable strong and sustainable growth, driving profitability to best benefit the member base.”  Biegenzahn added, “Patty brings so much more than credit expertise, and will serve as a tremendous thought partner as part of the Executive Leadership Team.”

McDermott & Bull’s robust search process identified more than 170 candidates throughout the United States, presenting a diverse and elite slate of Chief Credit Officer candidates to ECCU’s executive management team.  Each candidate embodied the technical skillset ECCU was seeking, and brought diversity of thought to the interview process.  The end result was absolutely ideal for ECCU – the right technical fit coupled with philosophical alignment.  McDermott & Bull and ECCU partnered seamlessly on this engagement.

Staples is well suited to lead ECCU through its credit evolution.  She has sat in the Chief Credit Officer seat for more than 15 years through various economic cycles.  She was educated at San Diego State University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, and holds a graduate certificate from Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

About ECCU

ECCU is more than a credit union, and more than a financial institution, instead it seeks to live out its faith through its employees, modeling God’s love through their service.  With a storied history dating back more than 50 years, ECCU has grown to become the leading banking resource for ministries across the United States, serving more than 1,800 Christian schools, Churches and other evangelical ministries.  Moreover, ECCU serves missionaries in more than 100 countries.  With nearly $1 billion in total assets, ECCU delivers its services through an efficient capital structure with no branches enabling it to return its earnings to its members through higher returns on savings, lower interest rates on loans, and free services.

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, CoreLogic, 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, Atar Capital, 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.

With backgrounds in the banking and financial services industry, Rod McDermott, Managing Partner, and Brandon Biegenzahn, Partner, lead and represent McDermott & Bull’s Banking & Financial Institutions Practice.  Using their robust industry knowledge, Rod and Brandon partner with clients such as American River Bank, ANZ Bank, Bank of Marin, Bank of the Cascades, BNY Mellon, First American Trust, First Republic Bank, Golden 1 Credit Union, Luther Burbank Savings, Pacific Mercantile Bank, Plaza Bank, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Silvergate Bank, Sunwest Bank, Tech CU, Union Bank, and Washington Trust Bank to find C-level executives, including CEO, COO, President, CFO, Chief Banking Officer, Chief Credit Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Information Officer, Compliance Leaders, HR Leaders, Retail Banking Executives, Trust and Wealth Management Leaders and Business Banking.  To learn more about McDermott & Bull’s Banking and Financial Institutions Practice, please visit http://mbsearch.com/industry-expertise/banking-financial-services/.

McDermott & Bull Leading Executive Director Search for Port of Portland

January 30th, 2017

IRVINE, California, January 30, 2017McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, has been retained by the Port of Portland to lead its search for an Executive Director.

This executive recruiting engagement is being conducted by Craig Sabina, Principal Consultant and practice leader for the Northwest Region; Jeff Black, Partner; Jason Pinegar, Associate Principal Consultant; Kelly Nguyen, Executive Search Coordinator; and Tara Steven, Senior Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.

Bill Wyatt, the Port of Portland’s current Executive Director, recently announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2017.  McDermott & Bull will assist the Port’s nine commissioners in the process of selecting the next Executive Director, which includes tapping external stakeholders for an advisory group as well as accepting public comment on position description and search criteria.  Candidate interviews are expected to take place in Spring 2017, with the final hiring decision set for June 2017.

For the news release posted by the Port of Portland, visit http://cdn.portofportland.com/pdfs/CExDrcrtSearchNR9.pdf.

About the Port of Portland

Established in 1891 by the Oregon Legislature, the Port of Portland today owns four marine terminals, three airports (Portland International, Hillsboro, and Troutdale) and five business parks.  The mission of the Port is to enhance the region’s economy and quality of life by providing efficient cargo and air passenger access to national and global markets, and by promoting industrial development.  The most recent economic impact study shows that the Port generated 27,000 jobs, $1.8 billion in wages, salaries and consumption impacts and nearly $172 million in state and local taxes in 2015.

About The fit Team

We’re the fit experts.  We believe creating relationships that truly fit makes a powerful difference in our world.  We love placing top leadership and have developed a comprehensive approach to executive search that provides optimal outcomes by ensuring functional, cultural and personal fit.  Click HERE to learn more.

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 Senior Vice President of Mortgage Banking for Provident Bank

January 26th, 2017

IRVINE, California, January 26, 2017McDermott & 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 Scott Ritter as Senior Vice President of Mortgage Banking with Provident Bank (NASDAQ:PROV).

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Practice; Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Michelle Davis, Associate Principal Consultant; and Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull.  According to Biegenzahn, “The end result was ideal for Provident Bank as Scott brings a strong track record of success and a true understanding of the incredible legacy for expertise in mortgage lending which he is inheriting at Provident Bank.”

McDermott & Bull’s search process identified more than 150 candidates throughout the Western Region of the United States, presenting a diverse and elite slate of mortgage industry leaders to Provident’s senior leadership team.

Provident Bank prepared a press release on this topic in late 2016, set forth below:

RIVERSIDE, California, September 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (“Company”), (NASDAQ:PROV), the holding company for Provident Savings Bank, F.S.B. (“Bank”), today announced that Richard L. Gale, Senior Vice President of Mortgage Banking, will retire from the Bank at the close of business on Friday, October 14, 2016.  The Company also announced that Robert “Scott” Ritter will succeed Mr. Gale as Senior Vice President of Mortgage Banking for the Bank.  Mr. Ritter will begin his employment with the Bank on Monday, September 26, 2016.

“On behalf of the Bank and its Board of Directors, I would like to thank Rich for his service and leadership over the past 29 years,” said Craig G. Blunden, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  “Rich has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in mortgage banking and he has been an invaluable asset to the Bank.”

Mr. Ritter joins the Bank from California Mortgage Advisors, where he has served as their Chief Operating Officer since November 2011.  In his role as Chief Operating Officer, he has been responsible for overseeing all of California Mortgage Advisors’ operations, including product development, underwriting, loan processing, and information technology.  Prior to that, he has held positions with increasing responsibilities at such notable mortgage banking firms as Green Point Financial and its predecessor Headlands Mortgage Company, among others.

Mr. Blunden stated, “I am pleased that Scott has decided to join our senior management team.  His mortgage banking experience is well rounded and we have every confidence that he will immediately contribute to our success.”

“I am eager to join the team at Provident Bank and Provident Bank Mortgage and the more I have learned about the Company and its 60 year history the more excited I have become,” said Mr. Ritter.  “These opportunities do not come along very often and I believe my experience and skill set is a very good fit for a company with such a rich history.”

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With backgrounds in the banking and financial services industry, Rod McDermott, Managing Partner, and Brandon Biegenzahn, Partner, lead and represent McDermott & Bull’s Banking & Financial Institutions Practice.  Using their robust industry knowledge, Rod and Brandon partner with clients such as American River Bank, ANZ Bank, Bank of Marin, Bank of the Cascades, BNY Mellon, First American Trust, First Republic Bank, Luther Burbank Savings, Pacific Mercantile Bank, Plaza Bank, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Silvergate Bank, Sunwest Bank, Union Bank, and Washington Trust Bank to find C-level executives, including CEO, COO, President, CFO, Chief Banking Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Information Officer, Compliance Leaders, HR Leaders, Retail Banking Executives, Trust and Wealth Management Leaders and Business Banking.  To learn more about McDermott & Bull’s Banking and Financial Institutions Practice, please visit http://mbsearch.com/industry-expertise/banking-financial-services/.