A Note From Our Co-Founder + CEO, Rod McDermott

At McDermott + Bull, we pride ourselves on developing the career paths of our Principals, Managing Directors, and Partners through proven methodologies and built-in support systems. We currently have multiple practices bringing in $2 million to $5 million in revenue as a result of the business development leaders’ ambition and the teams supporting them to build a business, not just a practice.

From the beginning, you’ll benefit from a dedicated team of marketers and back office support. All new Principals and MDs get mentorship from our President throughout their first three years to ensure they’re on the right track, and all execution staff benefit from our Lean Six Sigma practices, creating an efficient search process. Once you’ve built a million dollar practice, we help you evolve into a business leader and ensure you have the support to reach those multi-million dollar goals.

Why M+B?

Click below to learn why Principals, Managing Directors, and Partners choose M+B as their executive search firm.

Build a Business, Not a Practice

company coaching


Our marketing team helps MDs create and execute their marketing strategy including producing business development events, email marketing campaigns, printed collateral, videos, white papers, and more.

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We hire experienced recruiting and research partners, enabling you to stay client and prospect focused.

team support


We’re not limited to certain regions. We serve clients and place candidates throughout North America and Europe.



Every employee is matched with a coach, enabling them to thrive and reach their peak potential, professionally and personally.

Featured Placements


Scott Hough, Executive Vice President

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Scott Hough as Executive Vice President of Securiguard Services, a portfolio company of Yellow Point Equity Partners…



Ingrid Milne, Chief Financial Officer

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Ingrid Milne as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at National Audubon Society. Ingrid will lead the finance and accounting department of the organization…


PNP Pharmaceuticals

Sean Rathbone, President

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Sean Rathbone as President of PNP Pharmaceuticals, a portfolio company of Gladius Partners. Based in Burnaby, British Columbia, PNP Pharmaceuticals…



Dr. Susan Daniels, Chief Scientific Officer

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Dr. Susan Daniels as Chief Scientific Officer at Avellino Labs. In her new role, Susan will work with the company’s Founder and Chairman to set…


About the Firm

M+B Office

Leveraging deep vertical experience, innovative thinking, and proven time-saving methodologies, we challenge the norm and thrive in the recruitment of difficult-to-find VP to C-Suite executive talent.

We value a personalized service model while having the resources and capabilities of the world’s largest search firms. With experienced partners in the United States, Canada, and Europe, we are the trusted retained search advisor for empowering change on behalf of private and public companies, nonprofit organizations, private equity firms, and their operating companies.

Nathaniel Swokowski

Nathaniel Swokowski
Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, Executive Search

Nathaniel Swokowski serves as Senior Talent Acquisition Partner for McDermott + Bull, where he assists with internal hiring and expanding the firm’s people resources. Nathaniel’s principal focus is on building strong relationships with high potential talent for our Managing Director role domestically and internationally. 

Prior to joining McDermott + Bull, Nathaniel built teams and rapidly scaled business units at companies like Apple, Carvana, and Yelp. Regardless of the industry in which he works, Nathaniel is driven through connection and is fueled by the convergence of passion and profession.