Building a Home for Success

A Note from Denae BluethmannSenior Vice President of Recruiting + Development

Over the years, I have worked with numerous top executives, Managing Directors, and C-suite professionals. One of the most remarkable leaders I have had the pleasure of working with is McDermott + Bull’s Chief Operating Officer, Angela Anderson.

As COO, Angela serves as the foundation of our operations, leading both the recruiting and research teams in best-in-class execution support for our Managing Directors, Partners, and Principals.

Angela’s past experience as an executive recruiter and market developer arms her with keen insight to develop junior talent, support the growth of our firm, and ensure the success of our business development leaders. Many industry leaders in executive search are limited in reaching their full potential due to the lack of effective support. In my 22 years in search, I have never seen a leader like Angela who leads a team that partners so seamlessly with our practice leads in finding the best solutions for our clients.

Check out this video where Angela shares her unique background and why she considers M+B her home.

McDermott + Bull Lands on Hunt Scanlon’s Top 50 Executive Search Firms

McDermott + Bull, the go-to executive search partner for empowering change, is proud to have been recognized on Hunt Scanlon’s prestigious Top 50 Recruiters list for 2023.

Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters

Case Study: Interim CEO Exceeds Revenue Goals by 10% For Private Equity-Backed Software Company

McDermott + Bull Interim Leaders deployed an interim CEO to chart a new course, reduce losses, and align a management team facing turbulent times.


Exceeded revenue goals for the year by 10% and added significant value.


Supported the private equity firm with a successful sale of their investment.


Retained the entire leadership team throughout the transition and sale process.

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Bryan Carter, Talent Associate

Bryan Carter
Talent Acquisition Partner

Bryan Carter serves as a Talent Acquisition Partner for McDermott + Bull’s Internal Recruitment + Development Team, where he leads research initiatives that support the firm’s expansion, including the recruitment of Managing Directors, Principals, Research Associates, and more. 

Bryan started his career at digital marketing start-up SimplyBe., where he served as Head of Executive Operations. He was also the Co-Host + Creative Producer of the SimplyBe. Podcast where he held conversations with innovative entrepreneurs, New York Times best-selling authors, National Football League athletes, and Hollywood showrunners. Bryan continues to utilize his passion for cultivating explorative conversations through his own podcast, BC’s Corner.

Josie Crete

Josie Crete
Talent Acquisition Partner

Josie Crete serves as a Talent Acquisition Partner for McDermott + Bull, where she assists with internal hiring and growing the company. Josie primarily focuses on finding new Researchers, Recruiters, Principals, and Managing Directors for the firm.

Prior to McDermott + Bull, Josie was a recruiter at Northwestern Mutual, where she was responsible for hiring wealth managers and internal team members, as well as leading the firm’s internship program. Before this, she served as a recruiter at Southwest Airlines. Josie has a huge passion for helping others and guiding people toward life-changing careers. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado.