IRVINE, California, May 17, 2013 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced the successful appointment of Ms. Shannon Gutierrez as Regional Vice President with Silverado Senior Living based in Irvine, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Rod McDermott, Managing Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search.

Ms. Gutierrez has been in the senior living industry for 23 years. She began her career as a Unit Director at Americana Healthcare Center and was previously the Executive Director of Lexington Square of Elmhurst. Ms. Gutierrez has also increased customer satisfaction and her team member’s satisfaction by initiating complete culture changes throughout her communities.

Ms. Gutierrez earned a Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of Illinois in 1992. She became an Illinois Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in 2003, and is an active member of the LSN Assisted Living Cabinet.

About Silverado Senior Living

Silverado Senior Living ( is nationally recognized as the leader in caring for the memory impaired. The company comprises 30 memory care communities serving over 2,000 people in seven states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Utah and Washington. Silverado also offers a continuum of care from home health to hospice services. Silverado’s philosophy is based on a social-model setting with innovative resident programming, including cooking, gardening and woodworking clubs, pet therapy, intergenerational programs and a broad range of other activities that promote cognitive stimulation and the reduction or elimination of medications and restraints. This approach has influenced seniors housing providers nationwide and earned numerous awards for Silverado’s communities.

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 Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, and Union Bank.