VANCOUVER, BC (September 23, 2019)McDermott + Bull, the go-to executive search partner to empower change, has expanded its growing presence in Canada with the addition of Principal Alex Verdecchia. Alex will play an instrumental role in developing the firm’s service offering in the higher education, public sector and NPO spaces across North America. 

Paul Gibbons, Managing Partner, launched the Canadian office of McDermott + Bull in 2018 in Vancouver, BC. Paul brings 20 years of executive search experience to McDermott + Bull with a robust private equity and private sector practice. The firm plans to expand to Toronto in 2020 and is actively growing its footprint in Canada as part of the North American growth strategy. 

“We are thrilled to have Alex join our team in Vancouver,” says Paul Gibbons, Managing Partner. “Alex’s consultative approach, professionalism and vision will add tremendous value to his clients. His sector-specific knowledge and subject matter expertise will address a growing need in the market and will provide McDermott + Bull with significant depth in the public sector space.”

With over 15 years of experience in executive search, Alex has a strong record of success partnering with organizations to deliver best-in-class talent across Canada. He is a firm believer of diversity and inclusion and has been successful in incorporating this into his executive search practice. Early in his career, Alex cut his teeth in a boutique executive search firm specializing in academic recruitment. Prior to joining McDermott + Bull, Alex was part of an international executive search firm where he partnered with a broader portfolio including healthcare and life sciences, NPOs and professional services.

“I am very excited to join M+B as they grow their presence in Canada and look forward to establishing a robust practice in the public sector,” said Principal Alex Verdecchia. “I am thrilled to be joining a forward-thinking, innovative firm with an exceptional track record of diversity and minority placements.”

About McDermott + Bull
McDermott + Bull 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 retained 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.

M+B 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. We specialize in placing operations, finance, accounting, technology, human resources, and executive-level functions.