Denae Bluethmann

Senior Vice President of Recruiting + Development, Executive Search

Denae Bluethmann serves as Senior Vice President of Recruiting + Development at McDermott + Bull, based in Denver, CO. She is responsible for expanding the firm into new markets, including the recruitment, training, and development of managing directors. 

Denae joined McDermott + Bull in 2001 as a Senior Recruiter and the firm’s first employee. In 2002, she became Director of the McDermott + Bull Executive Network, a community of established senior-level executives seeking to expand their knowledge, contacts, and reach across North America and Europe. Passionate about coaching, Denae founded Executive Career Group 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. Denae started her career as a Recruiting Associate at an international search firm. 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.