IRVINE, LOS ANGELES, WESTLAKE VILLAGE, and PLEASANTON, California, September 7, 2010 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based executive search firm, announces that Mr. Garrett Lipus has joined the firm as an Associate Consultant. Mr. Lipus will be joining the practice of Mr. Craig Lipus, Managing Principal Consultant. He will be based in the firm’s Irvine office and ultimately support McDermott & Bull in launching its San Diego presence.

“I look forward to Garrett joining my practice here at McDermott & Bull and making an immediate impact. With his business development and client services background, I am confident that he will bring value to not only developing new client relationships, but also serving the needs of and exceeding the expectations of our current clients,” commented Craig Lipus.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to join McDermott & Bull in a role that will allow me to gain valuable insight into the retained search business as well as bring value to the already successful practice Craig has built over the last 7 years at McDermott & Bull,” said Mr. Lipus.

Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, Mr. Lipus was an Associate Agent at State Farm Insurance. He has also worked as an Associate Retail Investment Property Advisor at Hanley Investment Group, a boutique commercial real-estate investment firm in Irvine, California, covering Riverside County and parts of Orange County.

Mr. Lipus earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego in San Diego, California.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California with offices in Los Angeles, Westlake Village, and the San Francisco Bay area. 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.