Archive for January, 2017

McDermott & Bull Leading Executive Director Search for Port of Portland

Monday, 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.

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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 Senior Vice President of Mortgage Banking for Provident Bank

Thursday, 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.”

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.

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/.

Interim Vice President of Marketing Appointed by MB Interim Leaders at Los Angeles-Based Entertainment Company

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

IRVINE, California, January 17, 2017 – MB Interim Leaders (MBIL) announced the successful appointment of the interim Vice President of Marketing at a fast-growing entertainment company in Los Angeles.

This interim executive leader search was conducted by Rebecca Miller, MBIL’s Vice President of Sales.  The entertainment firm had an immediate need for an interim Vice President of Marketing to launch a new product and marketing strategy, lead the development of a customer loyalty program, and adopt a new CRM implementation plan.  Within a few weeks of MBIL receiving the request, the interim leader was hired and placed onsite.  In three months, the interim leader completed all mission critical objectives, including successfully finishing the customer loyalty program on time, before the anticipated roll-out date.

The interim leader has over twenty years of marketing leadership experience at notable companies such as The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and The American Bar Association.  She has a strong background in leading and developing customer retention strategies and online customer loyalty programs, as well as extensive experience with implementing CRM software to increase customer loyalty.

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 Senior Director of Data Analytics for First American Home Warranty

Friday, January 13th, 2017

IRVINE, California, January 13, 2017McDermott & Bull, ranked among the Top 50 largest executive search firms in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is proud to announce the successful appointment of Andy Bauman as Senior Director of Data Analytics with First American Home Warranty, a leading provider of home warranties.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Craig Lipus, Partner; Garrett Lipus, Principal Consultant; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Brian Selvey, Director of Recruiting at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Andy demonstrates a passionate pride in the work that he does and enjoys growing his team through mentorship.”  Craig Lipus added, “We see Andy as someone who has the experience to be successful in this role and make an immediate impact at First American.”

Bauman started his career as a Financial Analyst at Primerica Financial Services before joining Charis Corporation as a Financial Analyst/Cost Analyst.  He then joined a subsidiary of UPS, UPS Supply Chain Solutions/Mail Innovations, where he held a Financial Analyst I role.  Bauman was promoted to Financial Analyst II within two years, and eventually became a Finance Supervisor.  Prior to joining First American Home Warranty, Bauman was with CorVel Corporation, starting as a Business Analyst and quickly rising to Director of the entire Business Intelligence and Analytics Group in 2013.

Bauman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management, Finance from California State University, San Bernardino.

About First American Home Warranty

First American Home Warranty offers homeowners protection against costly repairs or replacements on their home’s covered essential systems and appliances through service provided by a large network of prescreened contractors and qualified technicians.  Founded in 1984, they are a leading provider of home warranties with the experience and strength of an industry leader.

First American Home Warranty operates within the First American Financial Corporation through its family of companies to help people achieve and protect their dream of homeownership.  First American serves homebuyers and sellers, real estate professionals, loan originators and servicers, commercial property professionals, homebuilders and others involved in residential and commercial property transactions with products and services specific to their needs.  With experience dating back to 1889, First American is a leading provider of title insurance protection and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries.

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.

MB Interim Leaders Places Interim Director of Benefits at Southern California-Based Security Services and Solutions Company

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

IRVINE, California, January 11, 2017MB Interim Leaders (MBIL) is pleased to announce the successful appointment of the interim Director of Benefits at a Southern California-based security services and solutions company.

This interim executive leader search was led by Rebecca Miller, MBIL’s Vice President of Sales, who met with the security company regarding their immediate need for an interim Director of Benefits due to the previous director vacating the seat.  The company needed to roll out automatic open enrollment within 1-2 months for their 120,000 employees eligible for benefits, and the company required a strong benefits leader with previous M&A integration and open enrollment experience.  Within one business week of receiving the position, the interim leader was hired and working onsite.  Within sixty days of employment, she successfully implemented automatic enrollment and led the open enrollment for 120,000 eligible employees.

The interim leader has twenty years of benefits experience at leading companies including HealthNet, City of Hope, and Avery Dennison Corporation.  She has a strong background in M&A benefits, implementing enrollment systems, and managing the benefits of thousands of employees.

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 Leading Category Manager Search for Santa Monica Seafood

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

IRVINE, California, January 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, has been retained by Santa Monica Seafood to lead its search for a Category Manager.

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; and Trey Mullen, Recruiting Associate.

Santa Monica Seafood is rapidly becoming the largest and most well-known processor and distributor of fresh and frozen seafood on the West Coast.  The Sourcing & Procurement team has recently restructured and is in pursuit of driving strategic initiatives that will continue to drive sustainable growth and cost efficiency.  The Category Manager of Salmon will be responsible for implementing Category Management practices company-wide, developing and executing strategic sourcing efforts, sharing the Santa Monica Seafood Purchasing philosophy across the Company to insure compliance, cost savings and performance measures are tracked and achieved, and identifying and implementing cost savings initiatives, enabling technologies and process improvements to help streamline the sourcing cycle.

About Santa Monica Seafood

Santa Monica Seafood is Southern California’s full-service fresh and frozen seafood processor and distributor since 1939.  They deliver six days a week in refrigerated trucks to California, Las Vegas, NV and the Phoenix, AZ regions.  They offer a wide range of services and have well-trained sales and customer service staff available to handle all seafood needs.  They are committed to educating and moving Santa Monica Seafood, its vendors, and customers towards offering more sustainable options, increasing community understanding on environmental responsibility, and being an agent of change in the seafood industry.

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.

MB Interim Leaders Finds Interim Senior Director of Payroll for Private Equity-Backed Restaurant Chain

Monday, January 9th, 2017

IRVINE, California, January 9, 2017 — MB Interim Leaders (MBIL) is pleased to announce the placement of the interim Senior Director of Payroll at a private equity-backed restaurant chain.

This interim executive leader search was led by Rebecca Miller, MBIL’s VP of Sales.  Rebecca met with the restaurant chain, who had an immediate need for an interim Senior Director of Payroll due to the previous executive vacating the seat.  Timing was crucial, as payroll needed to be completed for over 200 locations in 48 states prior to the end of the year.  Within one week of receiving the request, the interim leader was hired and placed onsite.  She is currently responsible for managing payroll for over 1,500 exempt and non-exempt employees in 200+ locations.  Due to her success in the interim role, the company decided to transition her to a full-time, permanent employee.

The interim leader has over fifteen years of experience as a payroll specialist and executive.  She has a strong background in mentoring payroll departments, handling exempt and non-exempt employee payrolls, and overseeing large national payroll departments at global companies including Aramark Uniform, Fox Networks, and Ares Capital Management.

About MB Interim Leaders

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

McDermott & Bull Places Chief Operating Officer at 9to5 Seating

Friday, January 6th, 2017

IRVINE, California, January 6, 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 Tony Allan as Chief Operating Officer with 9to5 Seating, a company that specializes 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 Amanda Lange, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Tony is the real-deal. After our first visit with Tony, we were confident that his operational and strategic savvy would make a big impact at 9to5 Seating.”

Allan began his professional career as a project engineer and moved into management, overseeing quality within an electronics manufacturing environment.  He started in general management with Jabil Circuit Inc., and over a fifteen-year period, moved from Business Unit Manager to Vice President of Global Business Units, overseeing all aspects of operations and supply chain producing over $1B of annual revenue within multiple sites.  In this role, Allan grew the company significantly and focused on streamlining processes and restructuring facilities.  He later joined Masimo, a growing medical device company based in Southern California, as their Chief Operating Officer.  Prior to joining 9to5 Seating, Allan was President and COO at Green Ray LED.

Allan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of Lincoln, England.

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.

Interim Vice President of Operations Appointed by MB Interim Leaders at Private Equity-Backed Industrial Manufacturing Company

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

IRVINE, California, January 5, 2017 – MB Interim Leaders (MBIL) announced the successful appointment of the interim Vice President of Operations at a private equity-backed industrial manufacturing company.

This interim executive leader search was conducted by Rebecca Miller, MBIL’s Vice President of Sales, who met with the company’s HR department regarding their need for an Operations leader.  Due to the prior incumbent vacating the seat, the business had an urgent need for an Operations Executive with previous experience leading and overseeing industrial manufacturing, supply chain, freight, and logistics.  Within a few weeks, the interim leader completed the interview process and was placed onsite.  While onsite, he was responsible for overseeing all manufacturing operations and successfully achieved the mission critical objectives, including optimizing the usage of the company’s ERP system for cost reduction and inventory control.

The interim Vice President of Operations has extensive experience as an operations executive at leading manufacturing companies, including Texas Instruments, Dell, and Solectron Global Services.  He has a strong background in leading operations, supply chain, freight, and logistics teams and is highly specialized in turnaround situations.

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.

MB Interim Leaders Places Interim Finance Director at Publicly-Traded Medical Device Company

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

IRVINE, California, January 4, 2017MB Interim Leaders (MBIL) is pleased to announce the successful appointment of the interim Finance Director, Tax and Technical Accounting at a publicly-traded Southern California-based medical device company.

This interim executive leader search was led by Rebecca Miller, MBIL’s Vice President of Sales.  Rebecca met with the medical device company, who had an urgent need for an interim Finance Executive due to the incumbent’s expeditious departure.  In order to ensure a smooth transition, it was crucial to find a technical tax and accounting replacement with public accounting and FDA experience prior to the incumbent’s exit.  Within three weeks of receiving the request, the interim leader was hired and working onsite.  After four months, the interim leader completed the project goals for the role and was brought back on an as-needed basis for additional assignments, due to his high level of performance.

The interim leader has over twenty years of experience as a finance executive at leading medical device companies, including Inamed Corporation and Mentor Corporation.  He holds a strong background in tax planning, financial planning and analysis, and establishing Sarbanes-Oxley controls at publicly-traded companies.

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.