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Our Guiding Principles

When we are at our best, we…

Value our people and put them first

Challenge the norm

Embrace an entrepreneurial mindset

 Take initiative and hold ourselves accountable

Have a passion for continuous improvement

Care for the greater good

Combating the Challenges of Working From Home

Working remotely and working where you live is not as easy as it sounds. When companies started working from home four weeks ago, it was clear for employers and employees that there were two priorities: maintaining good health and keeping business afloat. The initial...

McDermott + Bull Places Heather Krablin as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Williston Financial Group, LLC

IRVINE, CA (March 30, 2020) – McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Heather Krablin as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Williston Financial Group, LLC (WFG). Heather will be called upon to develop and drive a human capital strategy...

McDermott + Bull Places Partner, Yellow Point Equity Partners

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Brad Hill as a Partner at Yellow Point Equity. With an expanding footprint and growing number of portfolio companies, Yellow Point has selected Brad to add additional bench strength to the existing team and position the firm...

McDermott + Bull Welcomes New Managing Director in San Diego

IRVINE, CA (February 24, 2020) – Mark Sanborn joins McDermott + Bull, the go-to executive search partner to empower change, as a Managing Director in San Diego, California. Mark will play a crucial role in attracting and securing game changing leadership for his...

McDermott + Bull Expands Vancouver Office with Addition of Principal

VANCOUVER, BC (September 23, 2019) – McDermott + Bull, the go-to executive search partner to empower change, has expanded its growing presence in Canada with the addition of Principal Alex Verdecchia. Alex will play an instrumental role in developing the firm’s...

McDermott + Bull Accelerates Growth Strategy with North American Expansion

IRVINE, CA (September 17, 2019) – McDermott + Bull, the go-to executive search partner to empower change, has expanded its footprint into San Francisco and Dallas, strengthening its presence in two new markets for the firm. Within the last three years, the firm has...

McDermott + Bull Adds Principal Consultant in New York, Expanding the East Coast Practice

NEW YORK, NY (May 28, 2019) – Sue Waterbury joins McDermott + Bull, the go-to executive search partner to empower change, as a Principal Consultant for the New York office. Sue will play a pivotal role in expanding the firm’s East Coast office, including social...

McDermott & Bull Ranked Among the Top 25 Largest Executive Search Firms in the Americas by Hunt Scanlon

IRVINE, California, May 30, 2017 – For the second year in a row, Hunt Scanlon has recognized McDermott & Bull as one of the largest executive search firms in the Americas, and with a 54% increase in revenue, the second fastest-growing firm featured within this...

McDermott & Bull Posts 54 Percent Revenue Gain

IRVINE, California, April 26, 2017 – McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm on the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, was featured by Hunt Scanlon Media for their 54 percent rise in revenue in...

McDermott & Bull Executive Search Announces the Formation of McDermott & Bull Europe B.V.

IRVINE, California, February 15, 2017 – McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm on the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, announced today the formation of McDermott & Bull Europe B.V. and the...

Join Our Team

McDermott + Bull is committed to fostering a culture of support, integrity, and transparency. The company recognizes the value of its team, and in turn, offers the resources, opportunities, and mentorship needed to nurture employee excellence and satisfaction.

  • Competitive compensation and a benefits package to include medical, dental, vision and 401(K) with a match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Access to continuous training and development
  • Mission-based company and entrepreneurial work environment
  • Monthly Company Sponsored Lunches
  • Monthly “Lunch and Learn” Wellness Sessions
  • Company social events: Softball Team, Bowling, Dodge Ball, Hikes
  • Fab Fridays – 2pm dismissal on Fridays, contingent on the completion of weekly goals
  • Annual Team Building Event and seasonal gatherings
  • Holiday, Birthday and Anniversary Celebrations

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Managing Director - United States

McDermott + Bull Executive Search seeks to continue its aggressive growth by recruiting experienced search professionals who desire to achieve exceptional results – personally, professionally and financially. We value people with the right set of skills, the motivation to succeed, and the ability and desire to become a well-respected, trusted advisor to CEOs and senior executives as a professional search consultant.

LOCATION: We are expanding and are looking for MD’s to join us across the US.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

McDermott + Bull offers its Managing Directors the opportunity to develop their own client list and practice, with the help of the company’s robust resources, executive coaching, and strategic support. Our Managing Directors spend most of their time developing and improving client relationships, and they are able to utilize the McDermott + Bull research and recruiting team to assist in conducting the initial candidate identification and screening process. Contrary to many executive search firms, McDermott + Bull believes that the process of identifying candidates can be streamlined by utilizing a research and recruiting team that focuses on this part of the process, leaving the Managing Director with more time to project manage their search assignments, work with final candidates, and assist their clients in building out their executive teams. We fully believe that the best-performing companies are made up of individuals that not only bring the right skills and experience, but also the right cultural compatibility.

ENJOY PERFORMING THESE FUNCTIONS

  • Business development
  • Develop and maintain highly valued client relationships at senior executive levels, generating fees in the six and seven figures annually
  • Maintain consultative relationships with high-level executives
  • Maintain open client communications and transparency to build trust and rapport
  • Work with industry associations and referral networks to identify top talent in various industries

EXPERIENCE + ATTRIBUTES DESIRED

  • Must have business development drive and relationship development savvy.
  • Demonstrated leadership expertise and professional credibility in a specific industry or function
  • Executive presence, general business acumen, and professional gravitas
  • Prior experience engaging and advising executives at the VP and C-Suite level
  • Efficient and organized with the ability to personally drive business development campaigns
  • History of high achievement including performance reviews, meeting and exceeding professional goals, and track record of promotions and/or high earnings
  • Drive for results, resourceful, self-sufficient and solutions-oriented
  • Organize and manage multiple priorities, client engagements, and business development campaigns, while project managing recruiting and research partners
  • Ability to see situations from different perspectives and effectively communicate with multiple leadership styles.
  • Analyze challenges and potential obstacles to provide creative and consultative solutions both internally with colleagues and externally with clients
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite applications and experience working in a CRM or ATS system.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in a professional environment
  • Proven track record of securing client relationships (internal or external) in a consultative or professional service environment
  • “Big picture” thinker with the ability to plan strategically for 1-3-5-year time spans

Interested in applying? Please email Denae Bluethmann, Sr. VP of Recruitment + Development, at dbluethmann@mbexec.com

Partner - Canada

LOCATION: Vancouver, BC

POSITION + SCOPE

Reporting to the Managing Partner of McDermott + Bull Canada, the Partner will be responsible for driving business development and overseeing the successful execution of search engagements. McDermott + Bull offers its Partners full reign to develop their client list and practice, with the support of the company and its resources. Our Partners spend most of their time developing and improving client relationships while utilizing McDermott + Bull’s research and recruiting team to conduct the initial candidate identification and the screening of qualified candidates.

McDermott + Bull believes that the process of identifying candidates can be streamlined by utilizing the research and recruiting team that focuses on this part of the process, leaving the Partner with more time to cultivate relationships, assess final candidates, and assist their clients in building out competitive teams. We wholeheartedly believe that the best-performing companies are made up of individuals that bring the right skills and experiences, but more importantly, the right cultural compatibility to the team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cultivate relationships with executive leaders and generate new business in senior leadership and executive-level roles, typically Director level and above. Partner with client organizations to help achieve business objectives through the hiring of best-in-class talent and share talent acquisition and onboarding expertise.
  • Provide clients with a highly consultative experience. Articulate market trends and search insights and apply expertise in executive search to guide clients through the search process in an impactful and thoughtful manner.
  • Oversee the search process from kick-off through to placement. Guide the execution team, comprised of research and recruitment, including recruitment strategy, project management, and engagement performance.
  • Conduct thorough candidate interviews and assess against the position and fit requirements. Be accountable for the effective communication of search progress, challenges, and insights with clients.
  • Ensure candidates are provided with a best-in-class experience as they progress through the search process with McDermott + Bull and client organizations.
  • Maintain client communication. Partner with industry associations and referral networks to expand market visibility and network of business development contacts and talent.
  • Become a recognized expert and leader. Build brand recognition and presence within the area of focus and strive to be the “go-to” executive search Partner in your market.
  • Identify mentorship opportunities within McDermott + Bull’s team. Participate in the ongoing development of the Company’s search professionals.
  • Participate in driving business outcomes at the organizational level. Partner with senior leadership in marketing and business development-related initiatives.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE + QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of business experience with 5+ years of experience developing executive-level relationships.
  • Track record of success originating new business and cultivating relationships with senior executives at the C-Suite and Board level.
  • Proven success achieving a minimum of $500,000 year-over-year in fee revenue.
  • Strong reputation in either industry and/or functional area of expertise. Viewed as a thought leader and/or subject matter expert in executive search.
  • Experience applying consultative selling techniques to achieve business development goals.
  • Strong project management skills. Able to manage projects from end-to-end including execution resources.
  • Experience and interest in attending industry and networking events. Public speaking engagement experience considered an asset.
  • Strength in assessment. Possesses an understanding of how to attract and assess best-in-class talent. Experienced in guiding candidate presentation and client engagement.

PERSONAL AND/OR LEADERSHIP ATTRIBUTES

  • 10+ years of business experience with 5+ years of experience developing executive-level relationships.
  • Track record of success originating new business and cultivating relationships with senior executives at the C-Suite and Board level.
  • Proven success achieving a minimum of $500,000 year-over-year in fee revenue.
  • Strong reputation in either industry and/or functional area of expertise. Viewed as a thought leader and/or subject matter expert in executive search.
  • Experience applying consultative selling techniques to achieve business development goals.
  • Strong project management skills. Able to manage projects from end-to-end including execution resources.
  • Experience and interest in attending industry and networking events. Public speaking engagement experience considered an asset.
  • Strength in assessment. Possesses an understanding of how to attract and assess best-in-class talent. Experienced in guiding candidate presentation and client engagement.

EDUCATION REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent strongly preferred.

Interested in applying? Please email Heather Cameron, Director of Talent Acquisition + Operations, at hcameron@mbexec.ca

Executive Recruiter - United States

Executive Recruiters at McDermott + Bull play a critical role in the executive search process by spearheading the candidate relationships on behalf of the Principals, Partners, and Researchers. They will identify viable qualified executives for various positions across the entire executive suite and a myriad of industries. McDermott + Bull is a fast-paced and dynamic environment; chosen candidates will possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills, exemplary business etiquette, excellent project and time management, and will be comfortable networking and partnering with business leaders to execute senior-level search engagements.

LOCATION: Irvine, CA

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Generate executive candidates for retained searches by using Boolean Strings for specific criteria such as title, location, current or past company, company size, education, degree, keywords, and industry within LinkedIn Recruiter or other search engines.
  • Research targeted executives’ contact information via various search engines, create new profiles in the company database, and update profiles with current information.
  • Connect regularly with candidates in-process to provide clear information about search progress.
  • Inform those candidates whom are disqualified in a timely and tactful manner.
  • Provide support and start-to-end project management for Search Engagements while collaborating closely with search team members.
  • Screen and interview potential candidates via telephone prior to internal submittal.
  • Connect daily/weekly with internal partners pertaining to potential candidates and search progress.
  • Provide weekly metrics for internal partners and clients.
  • Attend regularly scheduled recruiter meetings as well as weekly touch base and development calls.
  • Attend occasional off-site “external” executive search engagement kick-off meetings at client company with internal partners.
  • Attend scheduled “internal” executive search engagement kick-off meetings.
  • Generate a “Candidate Submission” summary for submittal to internal partners and clients.
  • Schedule interviews between candidates and internal partners.
  • Schedule interviews between candidates and clients, to include travel arrangements, as needed leveraging the McDermott + Bull Concierge.

SKILLS + REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years relevant executive/corporate recruiting experience and or a combination of sales / BD and recruiting experience preferably within an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Experience working in a metrics-driven organization.
  • Proven success in meeting deadlines and completing projects on-time.
  • Extensive knowledge in LinkedIn, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word) and relevant Social Media outlets.
  • Strategic ability to think “outside of the box” in order to find the most qualified candidates.
  • Professional verbal, written and social communications skills.
  • Ability to focus on the importance of details, data quality, and time management.
  • Ability to “market” the given search role, as well as the client company, to potential candidates in an engaging and professional manner.
  • Ability to speak in a tactful way that considers other people’s feelings and reactions when communicating difficult feedback, communicating sensitive information, and the ability to say the right thing in order to preserve relationships.
  • Understanding of general state and federal laws regarding interviewing. (i.e. anti-discrimination and compensation history).

ATTRIBUTES

  • Self-motivated with an impeccable work ethic.
  • Adaptable and able to build rapport quickly.
  • Coachable spirit while striving for continuous improvement.
  • Highly organized and efficient with a calm sense of urgency.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Champions others in a team culture.
  • High level of emotional intelligence, discretion, self-awareness, diplomacy, and courtesy.
  • Thought leader and trusted business partner to clients as well as internal partners.
  • Possesses executive presence with the ability to interact with all levels of an organization.

Interested in applying? Please email Denae Bluethmann, Sr. VP of Recruitment + Development, at dbluethmann@mbexec.com

Executive Recruiter - Europe

Executive Recruiters at McDermott + Bull play a critical role in the executive search process by spearheading the candidate relationships on behalf of the Principals and Partners. They will identify viable qualified executives for various positions across the entire executive suite and a myriad of industries.

McDermott + Bull is a fast-paced and dynamic environment; chosen candidates will possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills, excellent project and time management and will be comfortable networking and partnering with business leaders to execute senior-level search engagements.

LOCATION: Amstelveen

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Provide support and start-to-end project management for Search Engagements while collaborating closely with search team members.
  • Generate executive candidates for retained searches for specific
  • Connect regularly with candidates in-process to provide clear information about search progress.
  • Screen and interview potential candidates via telephone prior to internal submittal.
  • Connect daily/weekly with internal partners pertaining to potential candidates and search progress.
  • Provide weekly metrics for internal partners and clients.
  • Attend regularly scheduled recruiter meetings as well as weekly touch base and development calls.
  • Attend occasional off-site “external” executive search engagement kick-off meetings at client company with internal partners.
  • Attend scheduled “internal” executive search engagement kick-off meetings.
  • Generate a “Candidate Submission” summary for submittal to internal partners and clients.
  • Schedule interviews between candidates and internal partners.
  • Schedule interviews between candidates and clients.

SKILLS + REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years relevant executive/corporate recruiting experience and or a combination of sales / BD and recruiting experience preferably within an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Proven success in meeting deadlines and completing projects on-time.
  • Extensive knowledge in LinkedIn, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word) and relevant Social Media outlets.
  • Strategic ability to think “outside of the box” in order to find the most qualified candidates.
  • Professional verbal, written and social communications skills.
  • Ability to focus on the importance of details, data quality, and time management.
  • Ability to “market” the given search role, as well as the client company, to potential candidates in an engaging and professional manner.

ATTRIBUTES

  • Self-motivated with an impeccable work ethic.
  • Adaptable and able to build rapport quickly.
  • Coachable spirit while striving for continuous improvement.
  • Highly organized and efficient with a calm sense of urgency.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

Interested in applying? Please email Norbert Meijer, Managing Partner, at n.meijer@mbexec.eu

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