President, Executive Search
Brandon Biegenzahn holds dual roles as President of McDermott + Bull and Chair of the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group. As President of McDermott + Bull, Brandon leads day-to-day operations for the firm as well as the strategic buildout of the firm’s team of executive search managing directors. As Chair of the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group, he is a partner to an array of financial services firms, including investment banks, commercial banks, private banks, credit unions, asset managers, institutional investors, and fintech companies.
Brandon is a corporate attorney by trade having practiced with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, and Buchalter Nemer in their corporate finance departments. As corporate counsel, he advised his clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, asset-based financing, and real estate property purchase and sale transactions.
In addition to his work at McDermott + Bull, Brandon is a frequent guest lecturer on the topics of leadership and career development at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business’ Executive MBA program and the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. He currently sits on the Mission Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, and he is a member of the California Coast Chapter of YPO.
Brandon received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California and his Juris Doctorate from Penn State. He lives in Coto de Caza, California with his wife, Alexa, and their sons, Bowen and Beckett.
Financial Services Articles
McDermott + Bull Places Senior Vice President, Southern California Regional Banking Head, FFB Bank
McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Wesley Ito as Senior Vice President, Southern California Regional Banking Head at FFB Bank. In this role, Wesley will serve as a public leader of FFB, representing the brand and leading the bank’s expansion into Southern...
McDermott + Bull Places Vice President, Consumer Lending Operations at Stanford Federal Credit Union
McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Melissa Palwick as Vice President, Consumer Lending Operations at Stanford Federal Credit Union. Melissa will be responsible for driving the growth of Stanford FCU’s consumer lending portfolio and focus on bringing a...
McDermott + Bull Places First Vice President of Loan Documentation Officer and Counsel, Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach
McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Angela Walsh as First Vice President of Loan Documentation Officer and Counsel at Farmers & Merchants (F&M) Bank of Long Beach. In this role, Angela will serve as the Bank’s chief commercial lending officer with respect...
2021 Executive Search by the Numbers – A Year in Review
2021 brought about a massive groundswell of executive-level search activity, caused by the perfect storm of market factors — a nearly immediate halt of economic activity, followed by a rapid rebound, and a shift in leadership competencies needed to succeed in our new...
White Paper: Talent – Demand and Scarcity
The Demand for Talent To state the obvious, the pandemic has brought about tremendous change across the global landscape. The most glaring impact in my world, brokering in executive level talent in financial services, has been the massive demand for talent, and the...
White Paper: Talent Assessment
You may have wondered what talent assessment tools are and how effective they can be in the hiring process. Employers like them because they can reduce the time and cost of recruiting new staff and can result in increased productivity, cost savings, and better...
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