IRVINE, California, September 27, 2013 – McDermott & Bull, a premier Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Ms. Gina Rodriguez as Director of Human Resources with the Honda Center and Anaheim Ducks, managed by H&S Ventures in Corona del Mar, California.
This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Jeff Black, Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Black, “Ms. Rodriguez is an extraordinary leadership talent that can ensure the success of the Honda Center & Anaheim Ducks in their decision to insource the management of Food & Beverage and Merchandise. Ms. Rodriguez exemplified the confidence and experience desired to immediately lead, develop and implement a hiring and onboarding process that promotes employees to maximize Guest Experience at Honda Center events as well as to advance the healthy culture of the organization. In addition, she represents an ideal fit with the organization and its core values that guide everything the Company and its employees execute each day.”
Ms. Rodriguez has over 15 years of Human Resources leadership experience that has covered multiple functions within Human Resources; including recruiting, equal opportunity and diversity, strategic planning and training. She served as a Human Resources leader with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, which was very aligned with her new role with the Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks. Prior to joining the Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Ms. Rodriguez served as Principal and Founder of Mirelle Management Resources, Inc., a boutique Human Resources and Financial Management firm.
Ms. Rodriguez obtained her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California, followed by her Masters in Business Administration from Claremont Graduate University. She is certified in Human Resources Management, and is also a Certified Connective Leadership Practitioner.
About the Honda Center & Anaheim Ducks
Honda Center (www.hondacenter.com) is the premier entertainment and sports venue in Southern California. Repeatedly ranked among the top arenas in the country, Honda Center is owned by the city of Anaheim and managed by Anaheim Arena Management. The NHL’s Anaheim Ducks have called the arena home since their inaugural season in 1993. In addition to Ducks games each year, Honda Center hosts sporting events such as Professional Boxing, UFC and the annual Big West Basketball Tournament, concerts by top performers including Van Halen, Lady Gaga and the Eagles, and family shows like Disney On Ice, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as well as the Harlem Globetrotters. In January of 2012, Honda Center broke ground on The Grand Terrace Project. Set to be complete in 2013, the multimillion dollar renovation includes an exclusive indoor/outdoor entertainment space, a new public restaurant and an expanded team store. In September of 2012, Honda Center was recognized by Venues Today Magazine as 10th in the world among “Top Stops of the Decade” for the concert and live events industry (see the attached press release at the end of this document). Honda Center also ranks 6th in the U. S. and 2nd on the West Coast.
About McDermott & Bull
McDermott & Bull, Inc. (www.mbsearch.com) 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, 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.