IRVINE, California and NASHVILLE, Tennessee, June 6, 2017 McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, announced today the appointment of Darren Buck as Principal Consultant within the firm’s Healthcare Practice.  Buck joins McDermott & Bull following his tenure as CEO with Hooper Sloan, a Healthcare executive search firm based in Nashville, Tennessee.

“We are very excited to have found a strong leader with closely aligned values to help us expand our fast-growing Healthcare Practice throughout the south and east,” commented Rod McDermott, CEO and Co-Founder of McDermott & Bull.  “Darren has a record of completing challenging search assignments with some of the top companies in the Healthcare space.  Over the past quarter, he has worked closely with Craig Lipus, one of our Partners, in developing a national Healthcare Practice strategy for McDermott & Bull.  Upon the culmination of this strategy development, the stage was set for Darren to join our firm and open a new office in Nashville.”

“The addition of Darren to our firm further demonstrates our commitment to the growth of McDermott & Bull and our Healthcare Practice nationally,” added Lipus, Partner and member of the firm’s Healthcare Practice.  “I look forward to working closely with Darren to realize the exciting vision that we’ve set for ourselves.”

Buck has a deep background in executive search.  As the CEO of Hooper Sloan, a boutique executive search firm specializing in the direct recruitment of leadership within the Healthcare industry, Buck partnered with some of the nation’s largest health systems, hospital management organizations, and physician practice groups, including Community Health Systems, LifePoint Health, Ascension Health, and Saint Thomas Health.  Prior to Hooper Sloan, Buck founded The Infinity Resource Group Inc.  As part of that endeavor, he was responsible for leading all business development initiatives that resulted in growing the organization from a startup to one of the Fastest Growing Companies in America, according to Inc. magazine.

“I’m thrilled about the opportunity to join this world-class firm,” said Buck.  “I look forward to being a part of McDermott & Bull’s ongoing expansion, as well as continuing to serve some of the nation’s premier Healthcare organizations.”

Buck received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University.

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