McDermott & Bull Places Board Member at Frontier Integrity Solutions

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

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

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

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

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

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.

McDermott & Bull Ranked Among the Top 25 Largest Executive Search Firms in the Americas by Hunt Scanlon

May 30th, 2017

IRVINE, California, May 30, 2017 – For the second year in a row, Hunt Scanlon has recognized McDermott & Bull as one of the largest executive search firms in the Americas, and with a 54% increase in revenue, the second fastest-growing firm featured within this year’s Top 50 Recruiters list.

“Our firm has experienced tremendous growth over the past 5 years, and we’re determined to continue that upward trajectory,” said Rod McDermott, CEO & Co-Founder of McDermott & Bull.  “We recently launched McDermott & Bull Europe through the acquisition of Interconsultants, an Amsterdam-based retained search firm that has been in business for 30 years.  Last year, we added offices in Los Angeles, Denver, and the Pacific Northwest, and we’re looking to expand into more US markets, such as San Francisco, Dallas, and Chicago.”

McDermott & Bull posted revenues of $12.3 million in 2016, its biggest year ever.  This milestone was reached, in large part, due to the exponential growth of the firm’s MB Interim Leaders (MBIL) business, which doubled its revenue from 2015.  “With the growth of internal resources, expansion of our practice areas, and success in industries such as Aerospace and Defense, Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail, and Industrial Manufacturing, MBIL has become one of the leading firms for interim executives,” said Rebecca Miller, MBIL’s Vice President of Sales.  “We’re looking forward to another growth year for our practice and the firm.”

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 Recruits EVP, Chief Credit Officer at Technology Credit Union

May 24th, 2017

IRVINE, California, May 24, 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 Mike Floyd as EVP, Chief Credit Officer with Technology Credit Union (Tech CU), a credit union serving more than 80,000 members throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Practice; Michelle Davis, Associate Principal Consultant; and Laurie Henderson, Recruiting Consultant at McDermott & Bull.  According to Biegenzahn, “Put simply, Mike is wonderful human being who brings so much energy and positivity.  He is an ideal culture match for Tech CU and will assimilate seamlessly.  Technically, he brings a deep understanding of the sorts of sophisticated commercial credits which set Tech CU apart from their competition.  We feel so fortunate to have played a role in Mike joining Tech CU.”

Floyd’s career has spanned 32 years with three institutions, 22 of which were spent during two stints with Montecito Bank & Trust.  In his last role as SVP, Chief Credit Officer, he led the credit function, contributing to the bank’s steady and profitable growth trajectory.  He graduated from Pacific Banking School in 2015 and now serves on the faculty.

Floyd received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

About Technology Credit Union

Tech CU (www.techcu.com) is a $2 billion+ credit union serving more than 80,000 members throughout the San Francisco Bay Area — including employees of such companies as Tesla, eBay, Applied Materials, Nvidia and Facebook. A federally insured, not-for-profit organization, we put the financial interests of our members ahead of shareholder profit by helping members achieve their financial goals on their terms and by sharing the benefits of our growth. Founded in 1960 by a group of forward-thinking employees at Fairchild Semiconductor, today we continue to be an industry leader, providing innovative financial products for all stages of our members’ lives, including personal banking, wealth management, private banking, commercial lending and business banking. Tech CU consistently achieves high marks for its customer satisfaction and maintains a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s largest independent rating service for financial institutions. And, with mobile and online banking, 65,000+ surcharge-free ATMs worldwide (more than Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo combined) and convenient branch access to our financial experts, Tech CU makes 24/7 banking easy and empowering.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been changing the lives of its clients, candidates, and employees since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Aramark, CoreLogic, Epson America, Hyundai Capital America, In-N-Out Burger, Kaiser Aluminum, Unified Grocers, Western Federal Credit Union (UNIFY Financial Credit Union), Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, Atar Capital, and Riordan, Lewis & Haden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.

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

McDermott & Bull Leading Vice President of Sales Search for Juanita’s Foods

May 23rd, 2017

IRVINE, California, May 23, 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 Juanita’s Foods to lead their search for a Vice President of Sales.

This executive recruiting engagement is being conducted by 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 Amanda Lange, Recruiting Associate.

As a member of the senior leadership team, the Vice President of Sales will play an integral role in leading a multi-faceted sales team.  This position will report to the CEO and will be responsible for all activities related to conceptualizing and executing on sales strategies and achieving deadlines.  The VP of Sales will have responsibility for delivering the short-term sales results needed to achieve growth and profitability targets for the company while building a broader foundation for continued long-term dominance in this space.  This role will require an entrepreneurial spirit, thirst for success, unwavering commitment, and demonstrated success in driving strategic sale and marketing initiatives.  The ideal candidate will bring a demonstrated history of success building and leading dynamic teams in a high growth sales environment, possessing a hands-on proactive style and accustom to dynamic sales cycles that delivers solutions to support the business and its customers.  It will be incumbent on the VP, Sales to develop a deep understanding of Juanita’s existing and potential customers and develop clear strategies for continued success.

About Juanita’s Foods

Juanita’s brand products are made by Juanita’s Foods, a third-generation family-owned and operated business based in Wilmington, California.  Founded in 1946 by George De La Torre Sr. and his nephew, Albert Guerrero, it was originally called Harbor Canning Company and specialized in canning the catches of local sports fishermen.  One day, at the suggestion of Albert’s wife, Ruth, they tried canning menudo, a popular Mexican stew.  This innovative side venture, started in 1950, grew to become a huge success; eventually leading Juanita’s to be the world’s largest manufacturer of canned menudo.  Shortly after son George Jr. took the helm of the family business in 1968, he decided to completely eliminate fish canning, focusing on the true heart of the company: authentic, ready-to-serve home cooked Mexican food.  The Company’s path was clear, and was officially renamed Juanita’s Foods, emphasizing their commitment to maintaining their well-earned title of leader in the Mexican food category.  Today, Juanita’s continues their passion for innovation while maintaining their dedication to authentic high-quality Mexican food.  Their product line continues to grow with a wide variety of flavorful soups, sauces and stews under the direction of George Jr.’s son, Aaron as CEO, Juanita’s is proud to carry on the solid family traditions and strong business legacy begun so many years ago, and plans to continue pleasing their loyal customers for many more years to come.

 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.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Aramark, CoreLogic, Epson America, Hyundai Capital America, In-N-Out Burger, Kaiser Aluminum, Unified Grocers, Western Federal Credit Union (UNIFY Financial Credit Union), Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, Atar Capital, and Riordan, Lewis & Haden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.

McDermott & Bull Finds Director of Accounts Receivable for Manhattan Beachwear, Inc.

May 18th, 2017

IRVINE, California, May 18, 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 Jay Cochrun as Director of Accounts Receivable with Manhattan Beachwear, Inc., the largest manufacturer of swim and active wear in the United States.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Chris Pring, Recruiting Associate.  According to Bull, “Jay is a great relationship builder and has the passion and relevant background for this unique apparel niche.  He will be a impactful addition to the team at Manhattan Beachwear.”

Cochrun has over twenty years of experience in the apparel industry.  In his first role as Accounts Receivable/Sales Liaison for Quiksilver, he traveled with the sales team and improved customer relations by planning surfing and dining excursions.  In 2001, Cochrun was promoted to Credit Manager, responsible for over $100 million in receivables and all month-end reporting.  He later served as Senior Credit Manager at VF Contemporary Brands, where he was responsible for over $50 million in receivables, as well as the set-up of new accounts and all month-end reporting.  Prior to his time at Quiksilver, Cochrun owned his own surf shop in San Clemente, CA.

About Manhattan Beachwear, Inc.

As the largest manufacturer of swim and active wear in the U.S., Manhattan Beachwear recently expanded into a state-of-the-art 75,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and design facility in Cypress, CA.  Manhattan’s proprietary swimwear brands include La Blanca, 24th & Ocean, The Bikini Lab and Maxine of Hollywood.  It picked up women’s active and lifestyle apparel brand Green Dragon Clothing when it acquired Los Angeles-based CMK Manufacturing in 2014.  Manhattan Beachwear also designs, manufactures, and markets under licenses for Lucky Brand, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Polo Ralph Lauren, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Trina Turk, Nanette Lepore, Sperry Top-Sider, and Hobie Swim, sold at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, and swimwear boutiques.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been changing the lives of its clients, candidates, and employees since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Aramark, CoreLogic, Epson America, Hyundai Capital America, In-N-Out Burger, Kaiser Aluminum, Unified Grocers, Western Federal Credit Union (UNIFY Financial Credit Union), Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, Atar Capital, and Riordan, Lewis & Haden, 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.