Archive for June, 2017

McDermott & Bull Leading Director of Digital Engagement Search for Ulta Beauty

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

IRVINE, California, June 29, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, has been retained by Ulta Beauty to lead their search for a Director of Digital Engagement.

This executive recruiting engagement is being conducted by Stu Leibach, Principal Consultant; and Shree Thakarar, Senior Recruiting Associate.

The Director of Digital Engagement role requires a key marketing leader focused on driving awareness and brand affinity through social media, influencer marketing, and content marketing – conceptualizing, developing, & implementing new strategies, new marketing approaches, new collaborative organizational processes, and developing the team to make it happen.  This unique marketing leader will assist in creating the future of Marketing at Ulta Beauty.

About Ulta Beauty

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services.  Since opening its first store in 1990, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the top national retailer providing All Things Beauty. All in One Place™.  The Company offers more than 20,000 products from over 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty’s own private label.  Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring hair, skin and brow services.  Ulta Beauty is recognized for its commitment to personalized service, fun and inviting stores and its industry-leading Ultimate Rewards loyalty program.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been changing the lives of its clients, candidates, and employees since 2001.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  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.  The formation of McDermott & Bull Europe, which stemmed from the acquisition of Interconsultants Executive Search, gives the firm access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott & Bull a true global player.

McDermott & Bull Places Board Member at Frontier Integrity Solutions

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

IRVINE, California, June 22, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful placement of William Boyer on the Board of Directors at Frontier Integrity Solutions (FIS), a portfolio company of private equity firm Atar Capital.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Scott Meyer, Principal Consultant; Bill Brewer, Principal Consultant; and Tara Steven, Senior Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Meyer, “Bill Boyer is the ideal person to serve as an outside Director for the Frontier Integrity Solutions Board.  His steady career progression in midstream operations with Occidental Petroleum, combined with his experience growing Occidental businesses through strategic M&A, gives him valuable insight into industry best practices and trends.  Bill’s current success growing Southcross Energy Partners, working closely with the company’s private equity investors, will provide FIS and Atar Capital with a Board member who understands the oil and gas pipeline industry and its growth opportunities from a private equity perspective.”

Boyer is currently Vice President, Operations for Southcross Energy Partners, joining the company in 2015.  Prior to Southcross Energy Partners, he served in various senior management roles for Occidental Petroleum, with his final role as General Manager of Oxy Midstream Operations prior to taking early retirement in 2015.  Boyer has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Oil Pipelines as well as with the GPA Midstream Association.

Boyer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

About Frontier Integrity Solutions

FIS is a North American leader in oil and gas pipeline inspection and integrity services.  Serving their customers since 1975, FIS serves as an independent, outsourced provider of inspection and integrity services for all disciplines of pipeline, pipeline stations, terminals, power plants, tank storage farms, and other energy related fields.  FIS works with 3,100+ professionals to place qualified Inspectors who act as the Designated Operator Representative to supplement the pipeline operators’ management and employees in the construction and implementation of pipeline, power plant, and mechanical integrity projects.  FIS is headquartered in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, serving customers in both the U.S. & Canada.  For more information about Frontier Integrity Solutions, please visit: www.frontierintegrity.com.

About Atar Capital

Atar Capital is a global private investment firm that benefits from over 60 years of combined investing, operational, and management experience from its principals having completed over 100 private equity transactions across North America, Europe, and South America.  Atar invests in both performing and underperforming lower middle market businesses.  The firm specializes in corporate divestitures, and has a track record of successfully performing complex carve-outs, bolt-on investments/consolidations, turn-arounds, and major performance improvement programs across a wide range of industries and geographical markets.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Atar partners with their portfolio companies to reach their full potential.  For more information about Atar Capital, please visit: www.atarcapital.com.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been changing the lives of its clients, candidates, and employees since 2001.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  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.  The formation of McDermott & Bull Europe, which stemmed from the acquisition of Interconsultants Executive Search, gives the firm access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott & Bull a true global player.

McDermott & Bull Finds Controller for Jet Aviation

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

IRVINE, California, June 20, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Bob Prisco as Controller – U.S. Flight Services with Jet Aviation, one of the largest aircraft management, flight support, and charter companies in the world.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Rod McDermott, CEO & Co-Founder; Craig Sabina, Principal Consultant; Jared Moriarty, Associate Principal Consultant; and Amanda Lange, Recruiting Associate.  According to McDermott, “Jet Aviation is going through an exciting time as it is expanding its U.S. operations significantly through acquisitions.  It was absolutely critical for Jet’s leadership team to find the right Controller to lead the accounting department through this period of growth, and we feel privileged to have helped them find that in Bob.”

Prisco is a New Jersey native with over twenty years of accounting and finance leadership experience.  For the last six years, he served as Finance Manager for United Airlines’ NY Metro Area operations.  Prior to United Airlines, he spent over a decade with Ernst & Young in its Secaucus, NJ office.

Prisco earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rider College and his MBA from Seton Hall University.

About Jet Aviation

Jet Aviation is one of the largest aircraft management, flight support and charter companies in the world.  Founded in 1967 by the late Carl W. Hirschmann, Jet Aviation is now a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics and a provider of aviation services across the board.  Various business lines include private jet charter services, aircraft maintenance, aircraft management, refurbishments, engineering and FBO Services. Jet Aviation’s U.S. headquarters is in Teterboro, New Jersey.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been changing the lives of its clients, candidates, and employees since 2001.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  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.  The formation of McDermott & Bull Europe, which stemmed from the acquisition of Interconsultants Executive Search, gives the firm access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott & Bull a true global player.

McDermott & Bull Finds General Manager for 9to5 Seating

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

IRVINE, California, June 13, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Mario Peregrina as General Manager 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 Brittany Rausch, Recruiting Associate.  According to Bull, “Mario is a well-rounded manufacturing operations leader who leads by example.  When we saw his unique and relevant experience in the seating space, it was a perfect match.  Mario will be instrumental in the future success of 9to5.”

Peregrina is well versed in build-to-order manufacturing environments.  Most recently, he held the title of Senior Vice President of Operations at Artissimo Designs, LLC, where he was integral in streamlining the company’s operations in Mexico, San Diego, and the manufacturing facility in Toronto.  He also helped develop their lean manufacturing and supply chain strategy, in addition to an ERP implementation.  Prior to Artissimo, Peregrina was brought into Katzkin Leather, Inc., a custom aftermarket automotive interior manufacturer with 24-hour lead times, to improve the company’s technology and product development, in addition to moving a portion of the company’s manufacturing to Mexico.

Peregrina received a Bachelor’s degree in Electromechanical Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, his MBA from CETYS Universidad, and has a certification in operations management and extensive experience in lean six sigma methodologies.

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 changing the lives of its clients, candidates, and employees since 2001.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  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.  The formation of McDermott & Bull Europe, which stemmed from the acquisition of Interconsultants Executive Search, gives the firm access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott & Bull a true global player.

McDermott & Bull Recruits Human Resources Director for J. Perez Associates, Inc. and Cuba Travel Services, Inc.

Friday, June 9th, 2017

IRVINE, California, June 9, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Lorena Davis as Human Resources Director with J. Perez Associates, Inc. and Cuba Travel Services, Inc.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by the The fit Practice at McDermott & Bull, which includes Jeff Black, Partner; Jason Pinegar, Associate Principal Consultant; Trey Mullen, Associate Consultant; and Kelly Nguyen, Executive Search Associate; as well as Krista Sietsema, Recruiting Associate.  According to Black, “Lorena brings with her a wealth of experience and will be integral to the rapid maturation of this growing company.  Moreover, her personal makeup proved to be an ideal fit for the family culture of J. Perez and Cuba Travel Services, so the match made wonderful sense for all.”

Davis is an experienced leader with broad expertise, which she has developed through her many years managing human resources within a variety of organizational environments.  She has strong expertise in recruitment and workforce planning, training and development, and managing company business strategy, and has consulted for several companies looking to improve talent acquisition.  Davis also has experience in leading and managing organizational change, benefits, compensation planning, payroll, compliance, and policy development.  She has a keen ability to harmonize cultures through the emphasis on shared values, employee health and wellness, training and development, and succession planning.

Davis received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University and holds a professional certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

About J. Perez Associates, Inc.

J. Perez Associates, Inc., (JPA) is the nation’s leading provider of out-of-home advertisement installation and maintenance. Established in 1991 as a minority certified firm, JPA has earned a reputation for meeting the needs of today’s demanding advertising market with diverse capabilities. They specialize in the installation of traditional and non-traditional outdoor advertising across all major advertising forms.  For the last 25 years, their unique contributions have moved the entire advertisement installation industry forward.  JPA currently offers comprehensive nationwide full services via its regional service centers located in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, San Diego, San Jose and Washington DC.

About Cuba Travel Services, Inc.

Cuba Travel Services, Inc. (CTS) is licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as an authorized Travel Service Provider (TSP) specializing in travel to Cuba.  They offer full service travel arrangements to individuals, groups, families, educators, students, professionals and organizations, under Specific or General Licenses issued by the U.S. Treasury Department.

About The fit Practice

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 changing the lives of its clients, candidates, and employees since 2001.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  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 Broadens Reach with the Addition of Darren Buck as Principal Consultant in Nashville

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

IRVINE, California and NASHVILLE, Tennessee, June 6, 2017 McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, announced today the appointment of Darren Buck as Principal Consultant within the firm’s Healthcare Practice.  Buck joins McDermott & Bull following his tenure as CEO with Hooper Sloan, a Healthcare executive search firm based in Nashville, Tennessee.

“We are very excited to have found a strong leader with closely aligned values to help us expand our fast-growing Healthcare Practice throughout the south and east,” commented Rod McDermott, CEO and Co-Founder of McDermott & Bull.  “Darren has a record of completing challenging search assignments with some of the top companies in the Healthcare space.  Over the past quarter, he has worked closely with Craig Lipus, one of our Partners, in developing a national Healthcare Practice strategy for McDermott & Bull.  Upon the culmination of this strategy development, the stage was set for Darren to join our firm and open a new office in Nashville.”

“The addition of Darren to our firm further demonstrates our commitment to the growth of McDermott & Bull and our Healthcare Practice nationally,” added Lipus, Partner and member of the firm’s Healthcare Practice.  “I look forward to working closely with Darren to realize the exciting vision that we’ve set for ourselves.”

Buck has a deep background in executive search.  As the CEO of Hooper Sloan, a boutique executive search firm specializing in the direct recruitment of leadership within the Healthcare industry, Buck partnered with some of the nation’s largest health systems, hospital management organizations, and physician practice groups, including Community Health Systems, LifePoint Health, Ascension Health, and Saint Thomas Health.  Prior to Hooper Sloan, Buck founded The Infinity Resource Group Inc.  As part of that endeavor, he was responsible for leading all business development initiatives that resulted in growing the organization from a startup to one of the Fastest Growing Companies in America, according to Inc. magazine.

“I’m thrilled about the opportunity to join this world-class firm,” said Buck.  “I look forward to being a part of McDermott & Bull’s ongoing expansion, as well as continuing to serve some of the nation’s premier Healthcare organizations.”

Buck received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been changing the lives of its clients, candidates, and employees since 2001.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  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 Bank of the Pacific

Monday, June 5th, 2017

IRVINE, California, June 5, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Daniel Kuenzi as Chief Credit Officer with Bank of the Pacific, a full-service community bank.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Practice; Michelle Davis, Associate Principal Consultant; and Shree Thakarar, Senior Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Biegenzahn, “Bank of the Pacific ran a tremendous search and selection process to bring Dan Kuenzi to the bank.  Dan is the ideal Chief Credit Officer for BOP with the right cultural match, and a deep understanding of BOP’s market and its credit appetite.”

Prior to joining Bank of the Pacific, Kuenzi served as SVP, Eastern Washington Region President with HomeStreet Bank, overseeing four commercial teams and acting as the region’s Chief Lending Officer.  He joined Homestreet by way of their acquisition of Whidbey Island Bank where Kuenzi served as the Chief Credit Officer.

Kuenzi earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural & Resource Economics from Oregon State University and a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign.

About Bank of the Pacific

Bank of the Pacific (OTCQB:PFLC) is a community bank in the truest sense of the definition – focusing its attention on the needs of local businesses, and families, channeling most of their loans to the neighborhoods and communities where their clients live and work, helping those local communities grow.  The words “neighbor” and “hometown” carry significant meaning for each and every member of the Bank of the Pacific team.  And with this focus, Bank of the Pacific earns its independence every day.  The Bank is positioned as one of the premier community banks in the Northwest, and its performance reflects the Bank as a strong survivor in the consolidating banking industry.  The institution has grown and evolved significantly since its founding in 1971, when a group of businessmen from Long Beach, Washington sought to create a bank with high-touch personal service in a model that emphasized support for the local community.  Today, the Bank still holds true to these founding principles, but with a footprint that expands throughout 18 branches and three loan production offices in Washington and Oregon.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been changing the lives of its clients, candidates, and employees since 2001.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  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 Vice President of Operations for Mezzetta

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

IRVINE, California, June 1, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Joe Kidd as Vice President of Operations with Mezzetta, a family-owned specialty food company.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by the The fit Practice at McDermott & Bull, which includes Jeff Black, Partner; Jason Pinegar, Associate Principal Consultant; Trey Mullen, Associate Consultant; and Kelly Nguyen, Executive Search Associate; as well as Krista Sietsema, Recruiting Associate.  According to Black, “The growth potential at Mezzetta is bright, but the fit of a new Operations leader into their tight family organization was the most critical focus for this project.  Joe is a truly special find for Mezzetta based on his strong experience, but much more because of his tremendous personal makeup and outstanding capabilities in leadership and productive collaboration – the fit is ideal.”

Kidd is an experienced operations leader with expertise in driving continuous improvement to increase efficiencies and product quality, while also cutting costs and improving profits.  His career has centered in winery operations and his formal education in chemistry and management compliments his foundational development as an operations professional.  Prior to joining Mezzetta, Kidd served as Vice President of Winery Operations at Treasury Wine Estates, which acquired the wine business from Diageo.

Kidd received his Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Enology from University of California, Davis and his MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology.

About 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 Practice

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 changing the lives of its clients, candidates, and employees since 2001.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  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.