IRVINE, California, February 14, 2011 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based executive search firm, announced today that it has named Mr. Dennis O’Keefe as Principal Consultant of the firm. Mr. O’Keefe will be based out of the firm’s Irvine headquarters.

“Dennis joined McDermott & Bull over a year and a half ago as the Director of Recruiting and has worked hard to develop and grow the internal research and recruiting team. Having the experience and knowledge of the internal workings of our firm gives him a unique perspective to serve our clients as he moves into this new role. We are excited about his new responsibilities and look forward to partnering with him,” explained Rod McDermott, Managing Partner at McDermott & Bull.

Mr. O’Keefe previously led the firm’s internal team as the Director of Recruiting. Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, he was the Senior Manager of Management Recruiting at the Capital Group of Companies, parent of American Funds. He provided talent acquisition and executive recruiting management for the 2,000 person IT group. Prior to that internal role, Mr. O’Keefe had twelve years of client facing recruiting and leadership roles. At A.T. Kearney Executive Search, he was a Managing Consultant leading the recruiting efforts for such clients as EDS, Motorola, SuperValu and R.R.Donnelley. Prior to that, he was a Principal at Selection Strategies Inc., a retained search and consulting firm. Mr. O’Keefe began his recruiting career at the PRT Group, which grew to be one of the fastest growing IT Consultant and Placement firms in the Inc. 500. At PRT, he progressed through a number of recruiting, sales, and management positions. Throughout his career, Mr. O’Keefe has established a track record of delivering best in class practices and exceeding client expectations.

Mr. O’Keefe received his Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from West Point Military Academy and Masters degree in Total Quality Management from Anna Maria College in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. 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 Rod 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.