IRVINE, California, September 26, 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, has been retained by Rubio’s Restaurants, Inc. to lead their search for a Chief Operating Officer (COO).

This executive recruiting engagement is being conducted by The fit Practice at McDermott & Bull, which includes Jeff Black, Partner; Jason Pinegar, Associate Principal Consultant; Trey Mullen, Associate Consultant; and Kelly Nguyen, Executive Search Associate.

The COO will be responsible for leading and directing all aspects of operations, including full P&L accountability for a 200-plus and growing restaurant system.  This high impact position requires a dynamic individual with a depth of executive level experience and a successful track record of consistently delivering a high level of operational excellence and exceeding annual sales and profit plans.  The COO must be able to lead the operation of what is today an over $220 million restaurant company to maintain its position as a Fast Casual ‘best in class’ brand with national brand aspirations.

The successful candidate will be a charismatic and broad-based leader who can win the hearts and minds of Rubio’s team members, maintain their extraordinary culture, drive exceptional results and guide the operations of the organization into the future.  He/she must have high energy and a strong people orientation, and be passionate about food quality and innovation, guest service and results.  Rubio’s wants an individual who can drive change and growth, who can instill urgency, accountability and creativity while retaining the best of their people oriented history and culture.

About Rubio’s Restaurants, Inc.

Rubio’s Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates a regional chain of approximately 200 fast casual Mexican inspired seafood restaurants in California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Florida, and Nevada with an extremely strong presence in San Diego and contiguous areas of Southern California.  The Company is credited with introducing fish tacos to Southern California in 1983 and starting a phenomenon that has since spread coast to coast.  In addition to its signature fish tacos, Rubio’s offers a wide variety of bold, distinctive coastal food with an emphasis on unique seafood offerings.

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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.