Jeff Black

Partner, Executive Search


Jeff Black serves as a Partner for McDermott + Bull. His retained search practice, named “The Fit Practice,” focuses on helping companies realize an ideal fit between executive talent and their culture and values. Jeff’s clients include many culturally rich and socially responsible companies and nonprofit organizations, like H&S Ventures (Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks), PRIDE Industries, and Orange County Goodwill.

Prior to joining McDermott + Bull, Jeff served as Vice President of Commercial Services for Raytheon Technical Services Company, a $2B global services subsidiary of the Raytheon Company, and a leading manufacturer of aerospace, defense, and information systems products.

Jeff’s purpose in his personal support of the nonprofit community is to mobilize increased volunteerism among Orange County professionals to serve nonprofit and charitable organizations. He currently serves in a variety of capacities at OneOC, where he had previously been a member of the Board of Directors. Additionally, he is a founding member of the Board of Advisors for the Institute for Community Impact, serves on the Santa Ana Community Task Force, and is active in promoting community collaboratives to rally community members and organizations toward solving unmet needs. Previously, he had also been the Co-Founder of DifferenceMakersOC.

Jeff is married with two adult children and one grandchild and resides in Yorba Linda, California. He received a bachelor’s degree in business management and an MBA in finance, both from California State University, Fullerton.

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McDermott + Bull Places Jeffrey Ball as President + Chief Executive Officer of Orange County Business Council

McDermott + Bull Places Jeffrey Ball as President + Chief Executive Officer of Orange County Business Council

IRVINE, CA (December 1, 2021) – McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Jeffrey Ball as the President + Chief Executive Officer of the Orange County Business Council (OCBC). Jeffrey will lead the organization through its next stage of growth while strengthening its...

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