IRVINE, California, March 21, 2013 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Long Tran as Vice President of Strategy & Marketing Development with a division of First American Corporation in Santa Ana, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner, and Craig Lipus, Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Bull, “Long has an excellent track record of success that will lend itself well to what is required with this position at First American. His understanding of the data industry and product marketing is exactly what the client needs to move the business forward.”

Mr. Tran has over 15 years of experience in the information services and technology industries. Over the course of his career, Mr. Tran has developed go-to-market strategies for both B2B and B2C product offerings. He has experience effectively educating senior management of the business plan and requirements for success, experience in B2C strategic planning and experience creating business cases for new product concepts. Prior to joining First American, Mr. Tran served as Director of Strategic Alliances for Experian Information Solutions.

Mr. Tran obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, followed by his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine.

About First American

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries, that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American also provides title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; property and casualty insurance; and banking, trust, and investment advisory services. With revenues of approximately $4.5 billion in 2012, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. More information about the company can be found at

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, Financial Services, Energy, Manufacturing, Bio-Tech and Life Science, Retail, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and others. 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 Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Black & Decker, Harbor Freight Tools, Boeing, Aramark, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Conexant, Google, Invitrogen, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea, Comerica Bank, and Union Bank.