IRVINE, California, May 12, 2014 – McDermott & Bull, a premier Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. John Saavedra as Vice President of Human Resources with Easter Seals in Santa Ana, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Jeff Black, Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Black, “John joins Easter Seals Southern California on the strength of an outstanding career in Healthcare Human Resources. He is a highly skilled HR leader and he is also truly passionate about serving the community, and he was strongly attracted to the passionate mission of caring and community support embodied in the work of Easter Seals Southern California. John becomes a critically important addition to the leadership of a special executive team, and the lives of the disabled in Southern California will be so much better for his addition.”

Mr. Saavedra has over 20 years of Human Resources experience and over 10 years of experience in leadership roles. Prior to his placement with Easter Seals, Mr. Saavedra worked for Long Beach Memorial / Miller Children’s Hospital as the Executive Director of Human Resources. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and his Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University.

About Easter Seals

Easter Seals ( has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 90 years. Whether helping someone simply gain greater independence for everyday living or secure employment, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. Easter Seals Southern California serves more than 8,700 adults and children with disabilities and their families, annually through 55 offices and services sites.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Aerospace & Defense, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Science, Restaurants/Retail, the Building Industry, Non-Profit Institutions, Professional Services, and other areas. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank and Union Bank.