Denae Bluethmann

Senior Vice President of Recruiting + Development, Executive Search


Denae serves as the Senior Vice President of Recruiting + Development, where she co-leads McDermott + Bull’s internal recruiting and research team and is responsible for helping the firm grow into new markets. Denae joined McDermott + Bull in 2001 as a Senior Recruiter and as the firm’s 1st employee! In 2002, she became Director of the McDermott + Bull Executive Network and established programs to help connect senior executives with their peers and the firm.

Passionate about coaching, Denae founded Executive Career Group in order to guide senior executives through difficult career transitions in 2010. During this time, she also supported Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 120 technology company, with talent acquisition projects and recruiting their critical Director & VP-level talent.

Denae started her career as a Recruiting Associate at DHR International, supporting clients like D-Link, Toyota Motor Financial Services, Gateway, and Bell Labs. She also served as Recruiting Manager for Resources Global Professionals, a spin-off from Deloitte & Touche.

Denae received a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver.

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