IRVINE, CA (September 7, 2023)Aaron Griffin joins McDermott + Bull, the go-to executive search partner to empower change, as a Managing Director supporting the expansion of the firm’s Aviation, Aerospace, + Defense Practice. With over 10 years of experience in executive search, Aaron’s global executive network and deep expertise enables him to provide world-class talent for his clients’ most critical hires. 

“Aaron will play a key role in building out the firm’s Aviation, Aerospace, + Defense Practice as we continue to expand throughout North America,” said Rod McDermott, CEO + Co-Founder of McDermott + Bull. “His strong track record in the space, paired with his niche international experience, will enhance the practice’s services to support all facets of the industry.” 

Aaron brings deep international experience providing C-Level talent in aerospace, aviation and airport services, general aviation, and the wider transportation landscape. Prior to joining McDermott + Bull, Aaron served as a Partner at two large international search firms where he led their Aviation, Aerospace, + Defense Practice and recruited talent across North America, EMEA, and Asia filling niche executive roles in challenging locations. 

“We are very excited to have Aaron join the team,” said Jared Moriarty, Partner of McDermott + Bull. “Aerospace and Defense is a key focus area for our firm, and Aaron brings a great track record in the sector that will be complementary to our current team’s work. Bringing his expertise onboard helps us continue to enhance our service for our customers across the globe.” 

Prior to joining McDermott + Bull, Aaron served as a Partner at an executive search firm where he sourced and secured talent in the aerospace, aviation, transportation, and industrial space. His commitment to excellence is demonstrated through his incredible career growth, being promoted from Associate to Partner in just six years in his early executive search career. Aaron earned a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sheffield and a Master of Arts in medical law and ethics from King’s College London.

“I am excited to join McDermott + Bull and drive significant growth for the Aviation, Aerospace, + Defense Practice,” said Aaron. “The firm stands apart in its methodology and approach to executive search, as well as its unwavering commitment to continuous improvement. I believe these attributes are essential to building strong client relationships, providing them with best-in-class talent to propel their organizations forward.” 

About McDermott + Bull

McDermott + Bull Executive Search is leading the way in transforming executive search services worldwide, one relationship at a time. With experienced principals in the United States, Canada, and Europe, McDermott + Bull has become the trusted search advisor for empowering change on behalf of private and public companies, private equity firms, and their operating companies. Known for being thorough and balancing the need for urgency, McDermott + Bull provides personalized solutions to those who value contribution over pedigree. Leveraging deep vertical experience, innovative thinking, and proven time-saving methodologies, the company challenges the norm and thrives in the recruitment of difficult-to-find, culture-critical VP to C-Suite executive talent.

McDermott + Bull Interim Leaders is a unique, personalized, and urgent service that places performance-focused senior-level executives into consultative roles to manage business challenges and opportunities during a time of transformation. The interim leader talent pool consists of senior-level professionals across a diverse functional spectrum who meet the rigorous qualifications to work on time-sensitive engagements. The firm specializes in placing operations, finance and accounting, technology, human resources, and executive-level functions.


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