IRVINE, California and DENVER, Colorado, October 26, 2016 McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, announced today the hiring of Theron Makley as Principal Consultant.  Makley’s practice will focus on serving technology clients in the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy sectors, as well as companies looking to expand the sustainability expertise of their executive teams.  Additionally, Makley’s appointment extends McDermott & Bull’s reach further east into the Denver and surrounding Front Range areas, including Boulder, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs.

“We’re excited to have someone with Theron’s world-class business knowledge and leadership experience on our team,” commented Rod McDermott, Managing Partner.  “His former senior roles in both public and privately-held companies will serve him well as he works with clients in both technology and renewable energy nationally, as well as companies in the Greater Denver market.  Having held executive leadership roles in high-growth companies, Theron is uniquely equipped and qualified to understand and satisfy our clients and their senior-level needs.”

“I was attracted to McDermott & Bull’s world-class research and recruiting team, as well as the company’s culture and values based on integrity, purpose, and service,” said Makley.  “For the past 25 years, I’ve had the privilege of building high-performing leadership teams within the tech sector, and I’m excited to leverage those experiences within my executive search practice.”

Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, Makley’s dynamic career saw him tackling areas such as technical sales, marketing, and executive management in the worlds of electronics, energy efficiency, and solid-state lighting.  Most recently, Makley was Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at ONCE, Inc., a world leader in agricultural LED lighting.  Previously, Makley headed the Marketing and Technical Sales teams at Seoul Semiconductor.  Makley moved to Denver in 2006 when Arrow Electronics brought him on as the Director of their North American Field Application Engineering team.  Prior to Arrow, Makley worked at several semiconductor companies, including Texas Instruments, Fairchild, and Wyle Electronics.

Makley has an MBA from the University of South Florida, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

About McDermott & Bull 

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.