IRVINE, WESTLAKE VILLAGE, PLEASANTON, and RIVERSIDE, California, February 15, 2010 – McDermott & Bull Executive Search, Southern California’s premier executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Monte Gibbs as Chief Technology Officer of Private Access in Irvine, California.

“Monte has the impressive ability to translate your vision and bring that into reality. He adeptly leverages his technical expertise and business acumen,” commented Chris Bull, Managing Director at McDermott & Bull. “I am confident that Private Access will benefit from his wealth of knowledge concerning IT, social media, and business processes.”

Prior to joining Private Access, Monte was the Chief Technology Officer and a FTE consultant of (formerly, holding responsibility over digital media strategy, product design and development, and technical operations. Monte also led as the Vice President of Technology and Product Development at MTV Network’s and as their Senior Vice President of Technology at Idea Integration. With vast turn-around and technical expertise, he implemented internal and external operational process improvements, increased revenue, and developed corporate strategies for growth. Monte began his career at MCI and IBM Global Services.

Monte received his Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

About the Client

Private Access, Inc ( has developed a transformative consumer-centric technology platform that permits internet search for private information. With an initial implementation that clears the significant privacy hurdles faced by researchers attempting to recruit subjects for clinical trials, Private Access is currently focused on healthcare opportunities. Their patented technology allows patients and their families to control to whom, and for what purposes, they grant access to see all or selected portions of their personal health information.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California with offices in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and the Inland Empire. 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, Manufacturing, Bio-tech and Life Science, Retail, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Christopher Bull and Rodney McDermott, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull works with a large number of prestigious clients in many industries. Some notable clients include Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Western Digital, Conexant, Invitrogen, Bausch and Lomb, Black & Decker, Mattel, Boeing, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea and Union Bank.