Archive for October, 2016

McDermott & Bull Expands into the Denver Metro Area with Appointment of Theron Makley to the Position of Principal Consultant

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

IRVINE, California and DENVER, Colorado, October 26, 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 Theron Makley as Principal Consultant.  Makley’s practice will focus on serving technology clients in the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy sectors, as well as companies looking to expand the sustainability expertise of their executive teams.  Additionally, Makley’s appointment extends McDermott & Bull’s reach further east into the Denver and surrounding Front Range areas, including Boulder, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs.

“We’re excited to have someone with Theron’s world-class business knowledge and leadership experience on our team,” commented Rod McDermott, Managing Partner.  “His former senior roles in both public and privately-held companies will serve him well as he works with clients in both technology and renewable energy nationally, as well as companies in the Greater Denver market.  Having held executive leadership roles in high-growth companies, Theron is uniquely equipped and qualified to understand and satisfy our clients and their senior-level needs.”

“I was attracted to McDermott & Bull’s world-class research and recruiting team, as well as the company’s culture and values based on integrity, purpose, and service,” said Makley.  “For the past 25 years, I’ve had the privilege of building high-performing leadership teams within the tech sector, and I’m excited to leverage those experiences within my executive search practice.”

Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, Makley’s dynamic career saw him tackling areas such as technical sales, marketing, and executive management in the worlds of electronics, energy efficiency, and solid-state lighting.  Most recently, Makley was Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at ONCE, Inc., a world leader in agricultural LED lighting.  Previously, Makley headed the Marketing and Technical Sales teams at Seoul Semiconductor.  Makley moved to Denver in 2006 when Arrow Electronics brought him on as the Director of their North American Field Application Engineering team.  Prior to Arrow, Makley worked at several semiconductor companies, including Texas Instruments, Fairchild, and Wyle Electronics.

Makley has an MBA from the University of South Florida, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

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 Director of Inventory & Supply Chain Management at MHT Luxury Alloys

Monday, October 24th, 2016

IRVINE, California, October 24, 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 proud to announce the successful appointment of Ernie Turrieta as Director of Inventory & Supply Chain Management with MHT Luxury Alloys, a designer, manufacturer, marketer and distributer of industry leading aftermarket custom wheel brands.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Co-Founder and Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Trey Mullen, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Ernie is one of those functional leaders whose first impression leaves you knowing he has what it takes to get the job done.  His energy and relevant experience will serve him and MHT well as he moves along in his career with the company.”

Turrieta has had a successful career in warehouse leadership, where he started as a box stacker at Frito Lay over thirteen years ago.  He moved into a customer service representative role within the company shortly thereafter, and ended his tenure with a ten-year run in a warehouse lead operations role.  Turrieta then joined Nestle as a Supervisor, and was quickly promoted to a specialty leadership position on the Operations Excellence Team.  In this role, Turrieta was tasked with a reorganization at the company’s largest distribution center, leading to a multi-million dollar savings for the company.  Most recently, Turrieta was Southwest Zone Warehouse Manager at Nestle Water.  In just five weeks, he was able to turn a historically underperforming division into the highest performing division in the nation with a 98.5% accuracy rate.

Turrieta earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Phoenix.

About MHT Luxury Alloys

MHT Luxury Alloys (“MHT”) was founded in 1986 and is currently operating 23 North American and International distribution centers, including key markets in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Asia.  Art Hale, the Company’s founder, grew MHT based on the principle of offering cutting edge design and dimension to the car fanatic market.  The Company offers top-end design wheels and a broad range of products, offering over 25,000 SKU’s.  As a leader in the market, MHT has carved out a niche within the custom wheel industry and is currently representing six uniquely positioned, custom and distinctive wheel brands.  Today, MHT Luxury Alloys produces, markets and distributes the brands which recreate the original styles offered in the 60’s and early 70’s.  Foose Wheels, offers designs for both the vintage and the “new-age” nostalgic rides.  Another MHT brand, Fuel, targets the popular off-road industry offering all sizes all the way up to lifted trucks.  All brands benefit from access to MHT’s 120,000+ square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Rancho Dominguez, California.  Custom finishes, sizes and applications are also available at the facility.

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 Marketing for QSC Audio

Monday, October 17th, 2016

IRVINE, California, October 17, 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 placement of Christopher Humphrey as Vice President of Marketing with QSC Audio.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Co-Founder and Partner; Brandon Biegenzahn, Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Laurie Henderson, Recruiting Consultant at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Chris is an outstanding addition to the QSC Audio family and senior management team. His background is ideal for what QSC needs in the Vice President of Marketing role.  We look forward to seeing big things from Chris’ contribution in the future.”

Humphrey has a unique technical systems engineering background, and spent the last 15 years as a hands-on marketing leader within technology companies.  Early in his career, Humphrey oversaw all European product marketing at Tyco, followed by four years with three different VC-backed technology businesses, in both hardware and software.  In 2003, he joined Lantronix as the Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, where he oversaw worldwide marketing and sales initiatives.  Between 2007 and 2013, Humphrey worked with Honeywell on audio communication solutions and ran corporate marketing at QLogic.  Most recently, Humphrey served as the Vice President of Marketing for Maxwell Technologies, a publicly traded global manufacturer of ultra-capacitors.

Humphrey earned a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering & Theatre/Writing at the University of California, San Diego.

About QSC Audio

Founded nearly five decades ago, QSC, LLC, is a globally recognized leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio/video system solutions.  With power amplification, loudspeaker, digital signal processing (DSP) and digital mixer engineering resources all located under one roof, QSC uniquely leverages these technologies to deliver products and systems that far outperform the sum of their parts – providing compelling solutions for professional installed, portable, production and cinema sound customers worldwide.  Utilizing a compliment of demand planning, parts procurement, operations and logistics, computer-controlled precision assembly, and rigorous testing and control, the QSC facility is designed with build-to-order flexibility, giving the company unprecedented ability to respond to customer needs while keeping both parts and finished goods inventory at well-maintained levels.  Employing over 400 people, QSC is also widely recognized as a great place to work, attracting the best and brightest individuals from all over the world. The company strives to provide a casual and fun work environment where people are genuinely excited to bring forth their best and let their talents shine.

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 Engineering for Balboa Water Group

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

IRVINE, California, October 12, 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 Greg Pearly as Vice President of Engineering with Balboa Water Group (BWG), a global designer, supplier and manufacturer of electronic control systems and equipment for the leisure water industry.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Co-Founder and Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Krista Sietsema, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Chris, “Greg is an excellent hire for Balboa Water Group.  His ability to connect-the-dots, along with his engineering and technical experience will help to further advance the BWG product line.  He is a natural fit with their fast-paced culture at BWG.”

Having graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1997, Greg served as a U.S. Military Officer, leading invasions in both Iraq and Kosovo.  After a short stint with a government contracting business, Greg joined BAE Systems in 2005.  Greg was quickly promoted to Project Manager the very next year, where he took on additional management responsibilities alongside his customer-facing business development role.  Upon the recommendation of the BAE President, Greg was chosen to be the Chief Advisor for BAE’s Chairman in London, working side-by-side with him as the company grew a staggering 23% over a two-year period.  Choosing to return to the United States, Greg joined Dana Innovations, a high-end residential and commercial electronics products manufacturer, as Director of Product Development & Engineering in 2012.  In this role, Greg was responsible for leading the engineering, quality and service repairs group.

Greg earned a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration from Penn State University.

About Balboa Water Group

Balboa Water Group (formerly known as Balboa Instruments) is a global designer, supplier and manufacturer of electronic control systems and equipment for the leisure water industry.  BWG offers a complete line of products for the whirlpool bath, shower and hot tub marketplace.  The BWG fundamental commitment to this niche industry has been to provide a simple, comprehensive, one-source solution to their products which include the highest quality in pumps, blowers, electronic control systems, jets, fittings and accessories.  The comprehensive single source solution means customers streamline operations, reduce inventory and supply chain costs, and improve overall productivity.  They are the leading global supplier in the industrial control systems industry with state-of-the-art manufacturing and an unsurpassed reputation for reliability.

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.