IRVINE, California, December 20, 2016McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, has been retained by Mezzetta to lead its search for a VP of Operations.

This executive recruiting engagement is being conducted by the fit Team at McDermott & Bull, which includes Jeff Black, Partner; Jason Pinegar, Associate Principal Consultant; and Kelly Nguyen, Executive Search Coordinator; as well as Krista Sietsema, Recruiting Associate.

Located in Napa Valley, CA, this role will provide a dynamic leader with the opportunity to help lead Mezzetta’s continued rapid organic growth and work closely with an experienced management team, Board of Directors, and the company’s owner.  This Operations executive will be a member of the senior management team and will be given full accountability in directing day-to-day operations of the company.

About Mezzetta

Mezzetta Foods is a fourth generation, family-owned specialty Food Company based in beautiful Napa Valley, CA.  They are a vibrant and growing company with over 75 years of success in the Specialty Foods industry, bringing delicious and healthful foods from the Mediterranean to the American table.  Like so many American success stories, this one has its roots in Italy, where delicious food and wine were central to the family experience.  Mezzetta is the #1 brand of specialty olives and peppers in the United States, and the company’s Napa Valley Homemade line of pasta sauces is among the fastest-growing products in the specialty pasta sauce category.  At Mezzetta, quality is king, and their fine products are a result of retaining only the most talented and skilled employees.  Their fast-paced expansion in distribution, production and sales compels them to invite passionate, energetic and qualified employees to join their “family” team.

About The fit Team

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About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Aramark, Epson America, Hyundai Capital America, In-N-Out Burger, Kaiser Aluminum, Unified Grocers, Western Federal Credit Union (UNIFY Financial Credit Union), Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, 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.