IRVINE, LOS ANGELES, PLEASANTON, RIVERSIDE, California, March 15, 2010 – McDermott & Bull Executive Search, a Southern California-based executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Roy Oakes as Assistant Corporate Controller of Restoration Hardware. This placement was completed through the McDermott & Bull Direct Access program.

“Roy is a financial executive with many proven years of leadership and management experience. He not only uses his managerial accounting skills to support systems development and implementation, but proficiently matches marketing and logistics goals with the company’s overall financial objectives,” stated Marty McMahon, Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull. “Restoration Hardware was looking for an individual with such a background and we were pleased to have presented Roy through the McDermott & Bull Direct Access program.”

Prior to joining Restoration Hardware, Roy was the Assistant Controller at Long Drug Stores before its acquisition by CVS. Before that, he was the Vice President of Schurman Fine Papers, a privately held company that operates the nationwide Papyrus retail outlets. Roy also spent many years in several finance executive roles at both Ross Stores and Joseph Magnin.

Roy has his bachelors in accounting and finance from the University of California, Berkeley.

About the Client

Restoration Hardware ( was founded nearly 30 years ago when they opened their first store in Eureka, California. Today, they’ve become one of the leading purveyors of premium home furnishings, operating a multi-channel, multi-brand, multi-market business. What has remained constant over those 30 years is an unyielding passion for quality-exceptional design, impeccable craftsmanship and enduring value. Restoration Hardware currently operates more than 100 retail and outlet store locations in the United States and Canada, as well as a rapidly growing direct-to-consumer business that includes stand-alone catalogs and e-commerce sites and

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California with offices in Los Angeles, Westlake Village, and the San Francisco Bay area. 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 Rod McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull works with a large number of prestigious clients including Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Black & Decker, Harbor Freight Tools, Boeing, Panda Restaurant Group, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Conexant, Google, Invitrogen, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea, Comerica Bank, and Union Bank.