IRVINE, California, July 30, 2014 – McDermott & Bull, a premier Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Scott Parker as Regional Manager with Pacific Mercantile Bank located in La Jolla, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Rod McDermott, Managing Partner, and Brandon Biegenzahn, Principal Consultant, at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Biegenzahn, “Scott’s deep relationships in the San Diego business community position him perfectly to lead Pacific Mercantile’s expansion efforts in that market. As a former bank CEO he knows how to build and drive a high performing team.”

Prior to joining Pacific Mercantile, Mr. Parker served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vibra Bank in San Diego. Before Vibra Bank, he was the Chief Credit Officer for Rancho Bernardo Community Bank, which was then acquired by Community National Bank. In his new role as Regional Manager, Mr. Parker will be tasked with developing a team and expanding Pacific Mercantile’ s reach in The San Diego area as the “face” and “image” of the bank in the marketplace.

Mr. Parker earned a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from San Diego State University. He also holds a Series 65 Investment License. Mr. Parker is currently the Chairman for the South County Economic Development Council.

About Pacific Mercantile Bank

Pacific Mercantile Bank ( is one of the largest community banks in southern California, with nearly $1 billion in assets. The bank services its clients through seven banking centers in Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Inland Empire. Pacific Mercantile Bank provides a wide range of commercial banking services to businesses, business professionals and individual clients through its combination of innovative banking financial centers and comprehensive electronic banking services.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. (, 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.