IRVINE, California, January 25, 2016 – McDermott & Bull Executive Search, Southern California’s premier executive search firm, is pleased to announce it has named Jennifer Laratonda to the position of Principal Consultant.  Ms. Laratonda will be responsible for assisting in the expansion of McDermott & Bull’s national healthcare practice.

“McDermott & Bull’s Healthcare practice is one of the largest and most important practice areas of our firm,” commented Rod McDermott, Managing Partner.  “Jen’s experience in the industry, as well as with numerous industry associations positions her well to support our Healthcare clients in sectors including assisted living, skilled nursing, home health, independent living, as well as ancillary service lines.”

“I am energized by the start of my role as Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull,” said Jennifer Laratonda, Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull.  “I look forward to serving clients by developing trusted relationships and partnering to build extraordinary and synergistic executive teams.  Throughout my career as a law firm corporate attorney and then as Associate General Counsel for a nationwide corporation, I cultivated my ability to assess companies’ needs and provide successful solutions to fulfill them.  I am excited to bring that experience to the firm.  Above all, I prioritize the highest levels of integrity, service, and commitment to client relationships at any company at which I work.  I found that immediately at McDermott & Bull.”

Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, Ms. Laratonda was Associate General Counsel at Elements Behavioral Health, Inc.  There she served as a member of the executive team delivering analysis, application, training, and strategic legal advice to the company’s C-level executives and other company leaders.  She was an essential part of the corporate leadership team, steering the company through acquisitions and the creation of de novo entities. Earlier in her career, she worked at Kennedy, PC Law Offices as a practicing attorney.  Ms. Laratonda is also a life and executive coach.

Ms. Laratonda earned a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California.  McDermott & Bull’s healthcare practice serves clients in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Independent Living, Hospice, Home Care, Ambulatory Services and Medical Device & Equipment.  Clients include Silverado Senior Living, MBK Senior Living, Senior Living, Posey Company, AccentCare, AMN Healthcare, and Cubex among others.