Experience. Process. Relationships.

We combine our proven methodologies with a customized focus on your business to place the best executive for your leadership needs.

What Makes Us Different From the Rest

McDermott + Bull is your dedicated partner in executive search to help you find the right person for your critical executive roles.


Using Lean 6 Sigma principles, we deliver an efficient and streamlined search process, resulting in better quality service and shorter delivery cycles.

+      SPEED

1/2 of placed candidates are identified in the first seven days of our search, leading to a quicker time to fill.


We leverage strategic partners, professional associations, and unique recruitment resources to ensure equitable representation of candidates.

+      NETWORK

Our reputation for an impressive candidate experience helps us bring forward top-tier executives that don’t respond to the outreach of other search firms.


Our searches close in half the time of the industry standard.



Over half of our placed candidates are diverse.

Our Process + Methodology

Through an efficient and effective process, we bring game-changers to your organization.


We provide comprehensive metrics on a weekly basis that offer complete visibility into the search, ensuring alignment between your organization and our search team.


We act as an extension of your company to ensure a positive candidate experience, scheduling interviews and managing travel plans when needed.


Our technology enables us to execute a data-driven approach to measure progress and deliver timely results.

Our Tools + Services

Additional support to set you up for success.


We ensure that you provide the most competitive compensation packages to attract top talent. Our tool from the Economic Research Institute provides a real-time, accurate, and comprehensive database so that you can best understand the competitive candidate market.


With our two-prong DISC assessment, we identify and analyze a candidate’s behaviors, driving forces, competencies, and emotional intelligence to provide a comprehensive view of their strengths and weaknesses as they relate to your company.

Our Functional + Industry Expertise

Our experienced team works across various functional areas and industries to quickly and effectively match your needs with the right candidate.

Articles + Insights

Top 10 Leadership Strategies In Succession Planning

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4 Trends In Commercial Real Estate to Watch In 2023

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Executive Search In 2022: Looking In the Rear-View Mirror

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The Top CEO Traits For Leading A Start-Up In Life Sciences

In 2022, we saw a significant increase in the number of deals by private equity and venture capital firms within the life sciences, medical, and healthcare sectors. This all points toward positive...

How Leaders Are Preparing to Address Their Workforces in 2023

Throughout recent years, there has been a revolving door of new challenges, more barriers, and greater disruptions in our workplaces. As we enter 2023, it appears there are many hurdles still to...

McDermott + Bull Places Chief Executive Officer, Aligned Modern Health

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Virginia Materese as Chief Executive Officer at private equity-backed Aligned Modern Health. Virginia will work closely with the private equity firm Harbour...

McDermott + Bull Places Director of Capital Markets, MCR Investors

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Joshua Egert as Director of Capital Markets at MCR Investors. Joshua will manage the company’s debt capital market activities, including new loan origination...

McDermott + Bull Places President, Corporate Couriers Logistics

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Richard Ayuen as President at Corporate Couriers Logistics. Richard brings deep experience and proven success in transforming operational strategy and...

McDermott + Bull Places Chief Information Officer, General Atomics

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed David Whitaker as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at General Atomics (GA). In this role, David will be responsible for all strategic and tactical...

McDermott + Bull Places Vice President of Fund Reporting, Oak Street, a Division of Blue Owl

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Mike Quinn as Vice President of Fund Reporting at Oak Street, a division of Blue Owl. In his new role, Mike will exclusively manage one of the company’s...

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McDermott + Bull
2 Venture, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 753-1700