IRVINE, California, September 16, 2013 – McDermott & Bull Executive Search, Southern California’s premier executive search firm, is pleased to announce that it has named Ms. Le Anne Harper to the position of Vice President of Recruiting. Ms. Harper will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s recruiting strategy and operations with a focus on developing the team, designing the tools, and delivering the talent that align with McDermott & Bull’s business objectives. In addition to her leadership duties, Le Anne will also assist in developing a solid team for McDermott & Bull Interim Leaders.

“We are excited to have Le Anne join our team and help us continue on our path of developing world-class recruiting strategies on behalf of our clients,” commented Rod McDermott, Managing Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. “Le Anne has led talent acquisition operations for some excellent companies and we look forward to contributions that she’ll make at McDermott & Bull. Le Anne will oversee all of the firm’s executive recruiting team, as well as manage organizational development and training at all levels in the firm.”

“I was initially attracted to McDermott & Bull because of their wonderful reputation and impressive list of national clients, which include Honeywell, Panda Restaurant Group, First American Title, and Union Bank, to name a few,” said Le Anne. “Since joining the firm, I’ve been inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and progressive leadership, as well as the high caliber of in-house recruiting talent.” She further elaborated, “McDermott & Bull is committed to delivering client-centric, retained executive search to our world-class partners, and I’m committed to developing the team that makes it happen. Leveraging M&B’s existing talent and their vast network of executive relationships, the possibilities are infinite.”

Ms. Harper previously ran Career Strategy Consulting where she served as a coach and catalyst for companies and private clients who wanted to realize their professional potential. Prior to consulting, she was Executive Director of Global Recruitment & Inclusion at Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City where she was responsible for the daily operations of the studio’s recruiting department. Ms. Harper previously managed Talent Acquisition, global Human Resources programs, and internship programs at Earth Tech and DreamWorks SKG.

Ms. Harper previously sat on the Board of Directors for No Limits, a non-profit theater and education program that provides free speech therapy and tutoring for deaf and hard-of-hearing children who are learning to speak and listen. She also volunteers for the Los Angeles Mission’s soup kitchen and has been an adult literacy tutor. Ms. Harper studied Psychobiology and Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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 has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, and Union Bank.

About McDermott & Bull Interim Leaders

MB Interim Leaders ( is the definitive interim executive leadership resource for companies seeking to address immediate challenges by adding critical staff for specific projects or to temporarily add knowledge capital and expertise at the executive ranks. MBIL was established by McDermott & Bull Executive Search to complement its retained executive search services. The firm’s interim leaders are senior-level professionals in Human Resources, Information Technology and Supply Chain/Logistics, who meet MBIL’s rigorous qualifications to work on time-sensitive engagements with MBIL clients.