IRVINE, LOS ANGELES, PLEASANTON, and RIVERSIDE, California, August 17, 2009 – McDermott & Bull, Southern California’s premier executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Dennis O’Keefe as the Director of Recruiting in Irvine, California.

“We are delighted to see Dennis join the firm. To have someone of his management recruiting experience and work ethic makes him a strong addition to our team,” explained Rod McDermott, Managing Director at McDermott & Bull. “This type of caliber is hard to come by, so we expect great things from Dennis.”

“I am excited to join such a successful organization that has established itself with a great reputation,” said O’Keefe. “Rod and Chris have built a highly collaborative culture that is truly unique in Executive Search. I look forward to contributing to the team of professionals that allow us as a California boutique to provide world class service to a broad and growing clientele.”

Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, O’Keefe was 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, he 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. 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, O’Keefe has established a track record of delivering best in class practices and exceeding client expectations.

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 with offices in Los Angeles, Westlake Village, the Inland Empire, 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 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.