IRVINE, California, October 6, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Joseph Harrison as Vice President, Compliance Officer with Golden 1 Credit Union, the leading credit union in California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, President of McDermott & Bull and Financial Institutions Practice Co-Chair; Michelle Davis, Associate Principal Consultant; and Laurie Henderson, Recruiting Consultant at McDermott & Bull.  According to Biegenzahn, “Joe is the ideal candidate for Golden 1 with the credit union’s increased regulatory scrutiny over the $10 billion threshold.  He is a combination of compliance technician, and big picture thinker and leader.  He is joining the institution at a really exciting time.”

Harrison began his career in compliance at Stewart Title as an auditor, later joining West Coast Bank as an internal audit officer.  In this role, he led internal audits across a number of different functions, including operations, IT, regulatory, and finance.  Following the acquisition of West Coast Bank by Columbia Bank, Harrison joined First Tech Federal Credit Union.  He last served as First Tech’s Vice President of Compliance, leading the compliance function.

Harrison received his degree in Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University.

About Golden 1 Credit Union

With more than $11 billion in assets, Golden 1 Credit Union is the leading credit union in California, and the sixth largest credit union in the United States.  Golden 1 Credit Union delivers financial solutions with value, convenience, and exceptional service.  As a dynamic and trusted leader, Golden 1 is committed to enhancing the financial well-being of its members and diverse communities.  Golden 1 has more than 860,000 members and 1,600 employees.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull is an executive search firm that partners with leading companies to identify and recruit leaders for permanent and interim roles.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s retained Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  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.  The formation of McDermott & Bull Europe gives the firm access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott & Bull a true global player.