McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Steve Adams as Chief Accounting Officer of First American Financial Corporation. He will be responsible for establishing and maintaining effective internal controls and creating the organization’s strategy related to accounting and financial reporting, including systems, technology, and implementation of new accounting pronouncements. As a valued member of the finance leadership team, Steve will provide leadership and direction to many and will advise executive management on trends and other matters associated with accounting and financial reporting.

With over 25 years of experience in accounting and finance at SEC reporting companies, Steve has expertise in leading, managing, and building large, motivated teams. He has significant experience leading companies through growth and change with an emphasis on improving productivity, including building a team, systems, and processes to IPO readiness. He most recently served as Chief Accounting Officer for WASH Multifamily Laundry, Inc., and he has served as Chief Accounting Officer for notable companies such as Tanium, Inc., DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., and DIRECTV.

First American Financial Corporation is a financial services company that provides title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries. The First American Family of Companies’ core business lines include title insurance and closing/settlement services; title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; property and casualty insurance; and banking, trust, and investment advisory services. First American was built more than 130 years ago on a foundation of integrity and service and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Co-Founder and Managing Partner Chris Bull, Managing Partner Craig Lipus, Senior Executive Recruiter Sara Pizarro, and Director Anne Terry.