IRVINE, California, August 17, 2012 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Michael Sadowski as Vice President of Finance with Kelley Blue Book based in Irvine, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Bull, “Michael is an absolute star! His education and professional pedigree will allow him to do great things at Kelley Blue Book.”

Mr. Sadowski is an 11-year experienced finance executive whose career has spanned across multiple industries and functions, including cost accounting and financial planning & analysis. Before joining Kelley Blue Book, he served as the VP of Finance for a large Irvine-based software company, Quality Systems, Inc. and had previously served as a Financial Consultant at Los Angeles-based DLC, LLC, where he worked with many companies undergoing change. Mr. Sadowski served as the Assistant Vice President of Marketing at GE Commercial Finance prior to joining DLC.

Mr. Sadowski obtained his Masters of Business Administration from University of Southern California following his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from University of Massachusetts. He is also a DMAIC Six Sigma Green and Black Belt.

About Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the leading vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the industry. KBB provides the most heavily-referenced values in the industry on its top-rated website, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In and Suggested Retail Values and Fair Purchase Price. Kelley Blue Book’s ranked highest in its category for brand equity and was named Online Auto Shopping Brand of the Year by the 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study.

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.