IRVINE, California, April 14, 2014 – McDermott & Bull, a premier Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Dave Goff as Chief Information Officer with Skilled Healthcare, located in Foothill Ranch, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, Principal Consultant, at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Biegenzahn, “Dave is a big thinker with an extremely strong background in IT infrastructure positioning him well to develop the IT function into a business enabler at Skilled Healthcare.”

Mr. Goff is a business driven Information Technology executive with proven success at managing, improving and integrating enterprise IT, as well as, supporting and leading business lines and functions planning and performance. He has provided IT operating and capital expenditure analytics, benchmarks and actionable programs that ensure companywide optimization of IT investments, optimum organizational design and size, and meaningful cost savings and efficiencies. He has extensive global IT expertise, developing and leading highly engaged IT teams that are geographically dispersed along with direct experience overseeing international expansions, especially performing several complex acquisition due diligence and integration efforts. Prior to his placement with Skilled Healthcare, Mr. Goff served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer with Emulex Corporation and AppliedMicro.

Mr. Goff serves as Chairman of both the Dean’s Leadership Council and Corporate Partners Committee for the Donald Bren School for Information and Computer Sciences and The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He is a member of the Salesforce CIO Advisory Board, KPMG audit Committee Institute, Governing Body of the Mid-market CIO Executive Summit, and Digital Transformation Center CIO Round Table, the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine.

About Skilled Healthcare (NYSE: SKH)

Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. ( is a holding company with subsidiaries that operate skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, a rehabilitation therapy business, hospice businesses, and home health care businesses, all which focus on creating a culture that attracts and retains an innovative, caring and ethical team that provides high-quality care to patients and residents. Each of the operating company subsidiaries has local leadership for greater community integration while receiving a full range of administrative and consultative support services from our administrative service subsidiary, Skilled Healthcare, LLC.

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, 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