IRVINE, California, January 28, 2014 – McDermott & Bull, a premier Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Mark Miller as Vice President of Real Estate with Panda Restaurant Group in Rosemead, CA.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Jeff Black, Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Black, “Mr. Miller is an extraordinary leadership talent that will skilfully lead Panda’s Real Estate team as the Company continues to expand rapidly. His strong career track-record of success positions him well, but his openness to embrace Panda’s dynamic people-development culture fuels his great potential to make a difference at Panda. He clearly represents an ideal fit with the organization and its core values.”

Mr. Miller is a real estate executive with more than twenty years of experience at Fortune 500 companies, most recently as Vice President, Real Estate with CVS Realty Company – CVS/Caremark. While there, he managed directors of Real Estate in the western half of the United States. His areas of expertise embrace the full spectrum of real estate, including market analysis, site acquisition, contracts, construction, and disposition. Mr. Miller has vast executive experience with leading large staffs, managing multimillion dollar budgets, as well as merger and acquisition integrations.

Mr. Miller obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. He later received his Masters of Business Administration from Wayne State University.

About Panda Restaurants

Panda Restaurant Group ( is the largest and fastest growing Asian restaurant company in the nation, dramatically outperforming its competitors. Three concepts – Panda Inn, Panda Express, and Hibachi-San – each provide different flavors, settings and service styles. Today, under the leadership of Founder and Chairman Andrew Cherng and his wife Co-Chairman Peggy Cherng, Ph.D., the family-owned Panda Restaurant Group employs a team of more than 23,000 Associates. Panda Express first began in Glendale, CA in 1983 and has since broadened its operations from Southern California to 42 states, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The success of Panda Express is due in part to the founder’s desire to be involved in the day to day operations of each restaurant. As the industry leader in Asian food service, Panda Restaurant Group has become deeply committed to the communities it serves with donations to countless non-profit organizations. Panda Cares is the company’s community involvement initiative, providing food, funding and volunteer services to organizations benefiting children and disaster relief efforts.

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 Restaurants/Retail and Entertainment, Food Manufacturing, Technology, Aerospace & Defense, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Industrial Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Sciences, 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.