IRVINE, LOS ANGELES, PLEASANTON, RIVERSIDE, California, February 24, 2009 – McDermott & Bull, Southern California’s premier executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Ms. Brenda Aguis as Chief Financial Officer of in Irvine, California.

“We are pleased to welcome Brenda to’s management team. She brings broad financial knowledge and industry specific experience in the publicly traded global online advertising sector, M&A and corporate financing,” said Heath Clarke, chairman and CEO. “She has a solid reputation among the financial community and a deep understanding of Local’s business model. We are confident that Brenda will drive value to the bottom line for our shareholders.”

“With over 15 years of corporate financial management experience, Brenda has proven herself as a very capable public company CFO and valued member of the executive team,” commented Craig B. Lipus, Managing Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull who conducted the search. “Her industry experience and demonstrated success will provide the expertise required for to execute their plans in this very exciting time for the company.”

Prior to joining, Aguis was the owner and founder of Private Asset Management Group, where she provided high level financial consulting and investment management services to several start-up and turn-around entities in an array of industries. She has also been the Chief Financial Officer of companies such as Miva and the Preferred Medical Group and began her public accounting career at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Coopers & Lybrand LLP.

Aguis received her Bachelors of Science degree from Long Island University – C.W. Post and is a Certified Public Accountant from the State of New York.

About the Client ( is a leading local search engine and network in the United States. The company uses patented technologies to provide over 19 million consumers each month with the most relevant search results for local businesses, products and services on and over 700 regional media sites. Businesses can target ready-to-purchase consumers using a variety of advertising products.

About McDermott & Bull
McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California with offices in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and the Inland Empire. 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, Manufacturing, Bio-tech and Life Science, Retail, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Christopher Bull and Rodney McDermott, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull works with a large number of prestigious clients in many industries. Some notable clients include Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Western Digital, Conexant, Invitrogen, Bausch and Lomb, Black & Decker, Mattel, Boeing, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea and Union Bank.