IRVINE, California, May 23, 2011 – McDermott & Bull, an Executive Search Company, announced today that Mr. de Winter L. Stewart has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President and will be responsible for the firm’s operations, client relations, and business development. He will be based in the firm’s Irvine headquarters.

“We are pleased to have de Winter join the MB Interim Leaders team. His background and experience in the interim industry with RHI was very attractive to us as we launch this new service line. We believe we’re filling a need at a time where companies are looking for subject matter experts on an interim basis in an ever-changing environment,” commented Rod McDermott, President and CEO of MB Interim Leaders.

“I am looking forward to immediately getting myself involved with developing solutions for our clients. Working closely with the McDermott & Bull Executive Network and its members, I expect to have immediate resources available to our client companies and am excited to continue to build the firm’s offerings throughout Orange County and into the Los Angeles marketplace,” added Mr. Stewart.

Mr. Stewart was most recently with Robert Half International, a global staffing firm, serving as a Regional Vice President. He oversaw greater Los Angeles operations for Management Resources, a $21M division that provided C-level clients with strategic finance and accounting professionals for resource-based consulting engagements. Prior to this role, he conducted direct sales to a client base that included CB Richard Ellis, Activision, Ticketmaster, and Abraxis Bioscience. Mr. Stewart also worked in Goldman Sachs’ Private Wealth Management division in New York and San Francisco. He began his career with GlaxoSmithKline and Allergan.

Mr. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Columbia Business School Alumni Chapter of Los Angeles and Orange County.

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.