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McDermott & Bull Leading VP, Learning & Development Search for Panda Restaurant Group

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

IRVINE, California, December 22, 2016McDermott & 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 Panda Restaurant Group to lead its VP, Learning & Development search.

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 Tara Steven, Senior Recruiting Associate.

Located in Rosemead, CA, the VP, Learning & Development will oversee all training and development initiatives for Panda Restaurant Group.  This executive will be a member of the senior leadership team and help Panda Restaurant Group leverage its strong people-centered culture to become a world-class learning organization.

About Panda Restaurant Group

panda-restaurant-groupPanda Restaurant Group is the largest and fastest growing Asian restaurant company in the nation, dramatically outperforming its competitors.  Each of Panda’s three concepts – Panda Inn, Panda Express, and Hibachi-San – provide different flavors, settings, and service styles.  Today, under the leadership of Founder and Chairman Andrew Cherng and Co-Chair Peggy Cherng, Ph.D., the family-owned Panda Restaurant Group employs a team of more than 27,000 associates.

About The fit Team

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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 Director of Operations for JWC Environmental

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

IRVINE, California, December 22, 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 Roberto Eguia as Director of Operations with JWC Environmental, the global leader in solids reduction and separation systems for customers across a wide array of industries.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Brandon Biegenzahn, Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Trey Mullen, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Roberto is the type of technical manager that can relate to everybody, from top to bottom.  He genuinely enjoys leading others and will make a huge impact at JWC.”

Eguia is a classically trained manufacturing operations leader with over fifteen years of experience.  Most recently, as the Director of Manufacturing Operations with San Diego-based Inpro, Eguia was responsible for running manufacturing operations within the startup company.  Prior to Inpro, he spent nearly fifteen years with Santa Ana-based Brasstech, a MASCO company.  As the Director of Lean Processes, among his many accomplishments, Eguia analyzed the value screens and reduced the space environment by 50%, consolidating the company’s four assembly lines into two.  Eguia also spent time implementing operations at Brasstech’s Mexico plant, where he designed a piece of equipment that significantly cut costs for the company.  The same process was then used in the U.S., saving the company on inventory and working process as it pertains to waste elimination.

Eguia received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from CETYS Universidad, an MBA from Eastern Michigan University, and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.

About JWC Environmental

Founded in 1973, JWC Environmental has established itself as the global leader in solids reduction and separation systems for customers across a wide array of industries, including wastewater treatment, petroleum, food processing, agriculture, marine, recycling, and product destruction, to name a few.  JWC manufactures more than 200 versions of grinders and screens and has sold more than 35,000 around the globe.  JWC’s products offer numerous benefits, with the most apparent being size reduction.  Their products are used for processing wastewater, as well materials used for the production of a product for fuel, or alternative energy, as well as the recycling of solid matter, substance or waste and the shredding of solid state materials in conjunction as part of a larger system.  In July of 2011, Windjammer Capital Investors made a combined debt and equity investment in JWC Environmental.

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 Leading VP of Operations Search for Mezzetta

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

IRVINE, California, December 20, 2016McDermott & 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 Mezzetta to lead its search for a VP of Operations.

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 Krista Sietsema, Recruiting Associate.

Located in Napa Valley, CA, this role will provide a dynamic leader with the opportunity to help lead Mezzetta’s continued rapid organic growth and work closely with an experienced management team, Board of Directors, and the company’s owner.  This Operations executive will be a member of the senior management team and will be given full accountability in directing day-to-day operations of the company.

About Mezzetta
mezzetta

Mezzetta Foods is a fourth generation, family-owned specialty Food Company based in beautiful Napa Valley, CA.  They are a vibrant and growing company with over 75 years of success in the Specialty Foods industry, bringing delicious and healthful foods from the Mediterranean to the American table.  Like so many American success stories, this one has its roots in Italy, where delicious food and wine were central to the family experience.  Mezzetta is the #1 brand of specialty olives and peppers in the United States, and the company’s Napa Valley Homemade line of pasta sauces is among the fastest-growing products in the specialty pasta sauce category.  At Mezzetta, quality is king, and their fine products are a result of retaining only the most talented and skilled employees.  Their fast-paced expansion in distribution, production and sales compels them to invite passionate, energetic and qualified employees to join their “family” team.

About The fit Team

fitWe’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 Finds VP, Customer Experience for Exemplis

Monday, December 19th, 2016

IRVINE, California, December 19, 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 Dennis Ulrich as VP, Customer Experience with Exemplis, a leading U.S. designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom, build-to-order seating furniture used for commercial, healthcare, hospitality, and office markets.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Trey Mullen, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Dennis possesses the technical and social skillset to be a successful VP, Customer Experience with Exemplis.  His passion for continuing education, leading by example, and forging deep relationships with others will serve him and Exemplis well.”

Ulrich started his career with ZyXEL Communications as Technical Support Manager, where he received multiple promotions and was responsible for managing the entire North American support and technical sales training.  Along with learning the technical support side of the business, Ulrich implemented and installed the company’s first CRM system and has a strong grasp on customer-facing relationships.  In 2000, he joined Western Digital as a Technical Support Manager, and was eventually promoted to the Director of Worldwide Technical Support.  In his sixteen years at Western Digital, Ulrich led two complete CRM implementations, received three promotions, and was the recipient of multiple call center awards.

Ulrich earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Phoenix and an MBA in Corporate Strategy & IT from the University of California, Irvine.

About Exemplis

Exemplis LLC is a leading U.S. designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom, build-to-order seating furniture used for commercial, healthcare, hospitality, and office markets.  The company was founded in 1996 with the goal of providing outstanding design, comfort and value in office seating.  Exemplis has built a reputation for fast delivery of custom chairs and their 3-5-day turnaround is the industry’s fastest and sets the standard for designer chairs customized to their customer’s exact specifications.  Exemplis products are all developed and sustainably built in the USA from regionally and globally sourced materials.  The company is poised for growth and has proudly achieved 20%+ year-over-year growth for the past six-years.  Market share leaders SitOnIt® Seating, and IDEON® are the trusted brands of Exemplis.

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 Places Chief People Officer at THINK Together

Friday, December 16th, 2016

IRVINE, California, December 16, 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 Martin “Marty” Holtzman as Chief People Officer with THINK Together, a non-profit organization that collaborates with communities, parents, and other stakeholders to transform and galvanize the K-12 education system, creating excellence and equity for all kids.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Bill Brewer, Principal Consultant; Scott Meyer, Principal Consultant; and Shree Thakarar, Senior Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Brewer, “We moved quickly to complete this search, and were delighted that Marty joined THINK Together less than two months after launching this engagement.  Marty is an accomplished Human Resources leader, and his experience working in large corporations is a great fit for THINK Together’s 2,500 employees.  THINK Together is ideal for Marty, who has a passion around improving the quality of life for others.  With his background in education and strong HR experience, I am positive that Marty will make a significant contribution to THINK Together.”

Prior to joining THINK Together, Holtzman had served in the top Human Resources role for Dako, a subsidiary of Agilent Technologies, Inc.  Holtzman has also served as Vice President, Human Resources at Power-One, Inc. and has held Human Resources leadership roles for Zebra Technologies Corporation and Somera Communications.  Early in his career, Holtzman was a Mathematics teacher for the Tustin Unified School District.

Holtzman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine.  He is also a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) through WorldatWork, as well as a Certified Development Dimensions International Facilitator.

About THINK Together

THINK Together is a nonprofit organization collaborating with communities, parents, teachers, administrators and other stakeholders to help transform and galvanize the K-12 educational system, creating excellence and equity for all kids.  THINK Together is California’s largest provider of Expanded Learning Time programs.  Through its affiliate, Principal’s Exchange, THINK Together also provides research, professional development and consulting to underserved schools.  Combined, THINK Together and Principal’s Exchange serve over 150,000 students at more than 400 locations across more than 45 school districts from Silicon Valley to San Diego.  Partnering with school administrators and teachers, THINK Together’s dedicated team of more than 2,500 employees are helping students statewide reach their full potential.  THINK is an acronym: Teaching, Helping, Inspiring & Nurturing Kids.  For more information, call 888.485.THINK or visit THINKtogether.org or Facebook.com/THINKTogether.

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.  Resected companies including Aramark, Epson America, Hyundai Capital America, In-N-Out Burger, Kaiser Aluminum, Unified Grocers, Western Federal Credit Union (UNIFY Financial Credit Union), New Century Health, 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, Water Street Healthcare 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 Director of Product Marketing for Binatone

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

IRVINE, California, December 15, 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 Kyle Curry as Director of Product Marketing with Binatone, one of the world’s leading consumer electronics companies.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Craig Sabina, Principal Consultant; and Krista Sietsema, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Sabina, “Binatone is a terrific, fast-growing consumer electronics company that needed an innovative, high energy thought leader to help them accelerate market analysis and product concept development efforts.  Kyle is a perfect fit.”

After completing his MBA in 2004, Curry started as a New Product Development Manufacturing Engineer at Suros Surgical Systems, which later sold to Hologic.  Curry moved through a succession of roles at Hologic, leveraging his engineering and technical skills, as well as his ability to lead teams, develop compelling products, and help drive substantial business growth.  He joined Delta Faucet Company in 2013 as Senior International Product Marketing Manager, where he managed the International Product Marketing team and was responsible for new product development product creation and delivery.

Curry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA from Ball State University.

About Binatone

Binatone is one of the world’s leading consumer electronics companies with over 50 years of experience in creating outstanding consumer products.  The company develops and manufactures innovative products for sale in 55 countries worldwide, products which offer high quality and great value for money creating high satisfaction with consumers.

Over the years Binatone has received countless awards for innovation and design.  Based on expertise in research, production and marketing, Binatone develops products that are user friendly and deliver the best in functionality at affordable prices.  iDECT products combine advanced communication technologies with outstanding design for discerning consumers.  For special consumer groups, such as seniors and children, Binatone offers specifically developed product ranges.

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, Daher/Socata, Keystone Aviation, Thrush Aircraft, Heads Up Technologies, 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 Controller for 9to5 Seating

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

IRVINE, California, December 14, 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 Marilou Ferrer as Controller with 9to5 Seating, specializing in the design and production of ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing office seating.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Brittany Rausch, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Marilou has a solid educational foundation and the experience needed to take her to the next level with 9to5 Seating.  She has a strong work ethic and a tenacious spirit.  We were thrilled to present her to our client and we know great things will come.”

Ferrer has spent the majority of her career in manufacturing and distribution environments.  After finding early success while in the Philippines working with Macondray, Ferrer immigrated to the United States, quickly landing a position with Irwin Naturals as their Accounting Supervisor.  She continued to gain greater responsibility with the $265MM distribution and repacking company over the course of several years.  Reporting directly to the CFO, she was selected to implement all new accounting structures within a new division.  Prior to joining 9to5 Seating, Ferrer was Controller at Highmark Seating, where she worked closely with operations, as well as the whole organization, in the daily accounting activities of the business.  This included, but was not limited to, the closing of the financials, dealings with external auditors, monitoring monthly KPIs, and auditing internal inventory and merchandise recordings.

Ferrer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Adamson University, an MBA in Accounting from Adamson University, and an MA in Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.

About 9to5 Seating

Founded in 1982, 9to5 Seating specializes in the design and production of ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing office seating to accommodate the rigorous demands of today’s office environment. With many years of experience in the manufacturing of office seating, 9to5 Seating differentiates itself from its competitors through its vertical integration. The combination of domestic and foreign manufacturing, with wholly owned facilities in the United States and China, offers the customer a wide variety of upholstery material only when manufactured in the United States, allowing 9to5 Seating to compete with prices of completely foreign manufactured products.

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 Places Chief Revenue Officer at Ease

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

IRVINE, California, December 13, 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 Mollie Hunter as Chief Revenue Officer with Ease, a leading provider of process performance solutions.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Craig Lipus, Partner; Garrett Lipus, Principal Consultant; Tara Steven, Senior Recruiting Associate; and Chris Pring, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Craig Lipus, “As Ease refines their product offering and go-to-market strategy, and accelerates commercialization and revenue growth, the addition of Mollie as Chief Revenue Officer to the executive leadership team is timely and welcomed.  Mollie brings to Ease significant industry, leadership, and product experience, as well as a track record of driving revenue.  We believe Mollie’s impact will be substantial.”

Hunter has over thirty years of software sales experience in the manufacturing industry.  Before joining Ease, she spent the early part of her career as Senior Vice President of Sales for Epicor Software, leading the Manufacturing Division.  Hunter later joined Accelrys as Senior Vice President of Sales & Services, and was instrumental in growing Accelrys from $80M in revenue to $200M in revenue over four years, before the business was sold for $750M in 2014.

About Ease

Ease is a leading provider of process performance solutions, enabling manufacturers and service providers to meet the increasingly complex demands of the connected world while also lowering their cost of quality. Meeting these objectives demands operational excellence, with continuous improvement achieved through regular assessment and visibility of the performance and consistency of approved processes.  Ease supports these objectives through engineered labor standards, digital work instructions, and their latest product, Beacon. Beacon is a cloud-based platform designed to meet today’s quality and compliance challenges through layered process, safety, and other process assessments, providing transparency and insight in real-time to “close the loop”.

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 Director, Donation Development for OneLegacy

Friday, December 9th, 2016

IRVINE, California, December 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 pleased to announce the successful appointment of Alexia Delima as Director, Donation Development with OneLegacy, the largest non-profit, federally-designed organ procurement organization in the United States.

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, “We believe Alexia will do great things at OneLegacy.  Her blend of healthcare experience, leadership, and passion for the OneLegacy mission makes her the ideal professional to lead the donation development team in Southern California.”

Delima joins OneLegacy after spending three years with Healogics as a Program Director, providing day-to-day management oversight for outpatient clinic, HBO and other wound continuum sites of care, inpatient, and outreach.  Prior to Healogics, Delima was Youth Market Director for the American Heart Association, where she grew revenue by working with school coordinators to achieve income goals and by retaining current schools and recruiting new schools in the territory.

Delima earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii.

About OneLegacy

Established in 1977 and now operating as the premiere organ procurement organization (OPO) in the seven-county Southern California region, OneLegacy is the largest non-profit, federally-designated OPO in the United States, serving 215 hospitals, 12 transplant centers, coroners, and funeral homes, and approximately 19 million people.  Its mission is to save and heal lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation, comfort the families it serves, and inspire communities to donate life.  Currently, nearly 124,000 patients are awaiting organ transplants in the United States, and approximately 2,146 of those are pediatric patients.

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.

McDermott & Bull Places Director of Treasury at American Apparel

Wednesday, 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.