IRVINE, CA (March 9, 2023) – McDermott + Bull, the go-to executive search partner to empower change, has announced the promotion of Michael Finegold to Partner, where he will continue to drive the expansion of the firm’s Industrial Practice. Since joining McDermott + Bull in 2016, Michael has played a critical role in establishing the practice as one of the fastest growing at the firm and has continued to grow its portfolio significantly, partnering with leading companies and PE firms to recruit best-in-class, executive talent. 

“Michael is a tremendous example of the entrepreneurial spirit and drive that we embrace at McDermott + Bull,” said Rod McDermott, CEO and Co-Founder of McDermott + Bull. “He joined the firm as a Researcher and quickly transitioned to an Executive Recruiter role in the Industrial Practice. Since then, Michael has transcended the expectations of every role he’s had at the firm, ultimately earning himself the title of Partner. All that he has achieved through his tenacity and work ethic serves as a great example of what is possible at McDermott + Bull.” 

“I am excited to step into this next phase of my career at McDermott + Bull,” said Michael Finegold, Partner at McDermott + Bull. “The mentorship, guidance, and growth opportunities that I’ve received at the firm have shaped my trajectory and put me on the path to becoming a Partner. I’m proud to work alongside such supportive, driven, and collaborative leaders where we can continue to build our business together.”

Michael’s commitment to excellence has largely led to the incredible momentum he’s experienced at the firm, going from Researcher to Partner within a 7-year span. With his executive search expertise across the Industrial sector and deep understanding of the space, he has established himself as a go-to partner for both new and existing clients.  

About McDermott + Bull

McDermott + Bull Executive Search is leading the way in transforming executive search services worldwide, one relationship at a time. With experienced principals in the United States, Canada, and Europe, McDermott + Bull has become the trusted search advisor for empowering change on behalf of private and public companies, private equity firms, and their operating companies. Known for being thorough and balancing the need for urgency, McDermott + Bull provides personalized solutions to those who value contribution over pedigree. Leveraging deep vertical experience, innovative thinking, and proven time-saving methodologies, the company challenges the norm and thrives in the recruitment of difficult-to-find, culture-critical VP to C-Suite executive talent.

McDermott + Bull Interim Leaders is a unique, personalized, and urgent service that places performance-focused senior-level executives into consultative roles to manage business challenges and opportunities during a time of transformation. The interim leader talent pool consists of senior-level professionals across a diverse functional spectrum who meet the rigorous qualifications to work on time-sensitive engagements. The firm specializes in placing operations, finance and accounting, technology, human resources, and executive-level functions.


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