IRVINE, California, August 3, 2012 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Matthias Van Broekhoven as Vice President of Global Sales Operations with Broadcom in Irvine, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Craig Lipus, Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Lipus, “Matthias brings a wealth of global sales operations experience to this role at Broadcom. Matthias’ history of success in leading a variety of sales, finance, and operations teams in different divisions of HP around the world is impressive and will have a significant impact on Broadcom as they continue to lead and provide innovative semiconductor solutions to the markets they serve.”

Mr. Van Broekhoven is a seasoned 15-year executive having spent the past 13 years in various operations roles at Compaq/Hewlett Packard. Prior to joining Broadcom, he served as Worldwide Sales Operations and Enablement Senior Director for Hewlett Packard, leading their global sales operations and enablement team.

Mr. Van Broekhoven obtained his MBA from the Solvay Business School at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. He received his Bachelors of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Economics from Vesalius College in Belgium. Matthias speaks four languages, including Dutch, French, and German.

About Broadcom

Founded in 1991, Broadcom’s mission is simple: to Connect everything®. Today, the company estimates that 99.98% of Internet traffic crosses at least one Broadcom chip – in the home, in the hand, and across the network. A Fortune 500 Company, Broadcom provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip (SoC) and software solutions. Its products are found everywhere on the planet, from urban corporate data centers and the cloud, to villages in some of the most isolated parts of the world. Broadcom is a company founded by engineers, managed by experienced industry leaders, and powered by the talents of a highly diverse workforce. Employees focus on a single mandate: to engineer the impossible for customers. As the world’s largest fabless semiconductor company, Broadcom designs and develops its products in labs and design centers around the world, and then works with independent chip-making facilities to manufacture nearly two billion chips annually. And that’s just the beginning. By 2020, the number of connected devices is expected to reach 50 billion –or six devices for every person on earth. Broadcom’s role is to connect people to everything and everyone that matters, by delivering seamless connectivity across their devices, and offering speed, power efficiency and unmatched design quality. The company’s global customer roster includes elite technology brands – including Apple, Cisco, Dell, DirectTV, Huawei, Samsung and ZTE, among others. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Broadcom has offices in most major cities around the world including research and development facilities in North America, Asia and EMEA. For more information, please visit

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.