IRVINE, California, October 7, 2014 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced the successful appointment of an Executive to lead the Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis function for a multibillion dollar corporate client.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Bill Brewer, Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Brewer, “This was a confidential search for a very large Southern California corporation. Our client had been looking for the right person for a long time before beginning the engagement with McDermott & Bull, and we moved rapidly to find the right fit for our client’s business. Our client is experiencing rapid growth as a financial / lending products company. Our finalist not only is a great fit for the corporate culture, but is also educated at an undergraduate and graduate level from top tier business schools. Our finalist has a professional background working with leading credit card issuers, banks, and HSBC Card & Retail Services / Capitol One.”

Our client noted, “Bill led a confidential search for a senior position [for our business] with great results. It was our first time engaging McDermott & Bull and I would recommend both Bill and his firm. The search was time sensitive and at the same time required a combination of experience, skills, and personal characteristics that are not in high supply in our local market. Looking back, I attribute the Bill’s success to the following:

  • Upfront investment in understanding the client: needs, corporate culture, even personalities involved
  • Sourcing approach that involved slightly broader targeting at the beginning, learning process based on two-way feedback, and narrowing down the targeting over time
  • Doing a lot of homework for each candidate before presenting to us – to make sure it is highly likely there would be a fit for both us and the candidate.”

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 Aerospace & Defense, Technology, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Industrial Manufacturing, Restaurants/Retail, Entertainment, Food Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Sciences, the Engineering & Construction / Building Industry, Professional Services, and other areas. Founded by Rod McDermott and Chris 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, Kaiser Aluminum, Maxwell Technologies, Kraco Enterprises, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, and the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans.