IRVINE, California, July 6, 2012 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based executive search firm, announced today that Mr. Bill Brewer has joined the firm as a Principal Consultant and will spearhead the growth of an already significant Talent & Executive Leadership Practice at McDermott & Bull. Mr. Brewer will be based in the firm’s Irvine, California headquarters.

“We are pleased to have Bill join our team at McDermott & Bull. Given his successful career in HR leadership roles for some of Southern California’s most prominent companies, Bill will complement our existing team nicely,” commented Chris Bull, Managing Partner at McDermott & Bull. “Additionally, Bill’s experience within the BPO, healthcare, and entertainment industries will certainly allow us to serve a more diverse client set.”

“I am very excited to join McDermott & Bull, and look forward to bringing an additional level of expertise with my 25+ years of corporate human resources and leadership experience to the corporate services that the firm provides to its clients throughout the community. McDermott & Bull has an outstanding reputation as a trusted and valued partner in California and the Western United States and I look forward to being a part of their continued growth,” stated Mr. Brewer.

Mr. Brewer has over 25 years of experience in corporate human resources within multiple industries including Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) for call-center & contact management, Technology including enterprise resource planning (ERP), point of sale (POS), supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM), Healthcare diagnostic imaging services, Entertainment, and Engineering & Construction. Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, he was the Vice President of Human Resources for Alorica globally with over 20,000 employees worldwide. Prior to Alorica, Mr. Brewer had served as the Vice President of Human Resources for Epicor Software as well as InSight Health Corp. He has held various roles within Human Resources for The Walt Disney Company and Fluor Corporation. Early in his career at both Fluor and Disney, Mr. Brewer had significant international experience with the global growth of those two firms including an expatriate assignment in Europe and spearheading expatriate mobility globally.

Mr. Brewer is an adjunct Professor with the University of Redlands and volunteers his time with the Career Counseling and Coaching Ministry at Saddleback Church. He also is a mentor for the MBA program at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. A resident of California nearly all his life, Mr. Brewer resides in Orange County with his wife Linda and children Ashley, Justin, and Sean.

Mr. Brewer earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Redlands and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. He is also a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) from WorldatWork which focuses on global human resources issues including compensation, benefits, work-life and integrated total rewards.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. 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 Rodney 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.