IRVINE, California, October 24, 2011 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Eric Holden as Chief Financial Officer at Providea Conferencing in Camarillo, California.

According to Chris Bull, Managing Partner at McDermott & Bull and Search Consultant for this search, “Eric Holden was the ideal candidate for this role with his multiple years of Financial Experience in many different facets of multiple global companies.”

Before joining Providea Conferencing, Mr. Holden spent over 7 years with Ascent Media Corporation, headquartered in Burbank, California. Mr. Holden served as the Chief Financial Officer as well as the Vice President of Planning and Analysis. Prior to Ascent Media, Mr. Holden served as the Director of Finance with the Media Division, then went on to serve as the director of Business Processes for Walk Disney Company, based in Burbank, California

Mr. Holden has his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from California State University Northridge and his Master’s in Business Administration in International Finance from University of Southern California.

About Providea Conferencing

Providea Conferencing, ( headquartered in Camarillo, California is a world-class provider of videoconferencing, telepresence and unified communications solutions, managed and professional services and multimedia integration. Through their network of global, best-of-breed partners and their team of exceptional employees with industry-leading experience; we share an unwavering commitment to exceed their customer’s expectations and to maintain a long-term relationship with them.

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 works with a large number of prestigious clients including Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Black & Decker, Harbor Freight Tools, Boeing, Aramark, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Conexant, Google, Invitrogen, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea, Comerica Bank, and Union Bank.