IRVINE, California, February 24, 2017McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is proud to announce the successful appointment of Jonathan Sigal as Vice President, Business Services with UNIFY Financial Credit Union (formerly Western Federal Credit Union).

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Practice; Bill Brewer, Principal Consultant; and Krista Sietsema, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Brewer, “Jonathan is a credit expert, builder, and all-around banker who understands the importance of a strong credit foundation.”  Biegenzahn added, “Jonathan’s experience, both in credit and on the front line, position him to lead the buildout of UNIFY’s commercial banking business line.  Moreover, he has the right cultural attributes to fit seamlessly into UNIFY’s executive leadership team.”

McDermott & Bull’s robust search process identified more than 300 candidates throughout the United States, presenting a diverse and elite slate of Vice President, Business Services candidates to UNIFY Financial Credit Union’s executive management team.  Each candidate embodied the technical skillset UNIFY Financial Credit Union was seeking, and brought diversity of thought to the interview process.  The result was ideal for UNIFY Financial Credit Union – someone to lead the Business Services team and to continue to build out the processes, protocol, and infrastructure to support Business Services as well as to implement a loan origination system.

Sigal is well suited to lead Business Services at UNIFY Financial Credit Union.  His most recent position was Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer for Core Commercial Bank.  Prior to Core Commercial Bank, Jonathan worked in various leadership roles with Grandpoint Security Business Bank, Wilshire Bank, Wholesale Commercial Mortgage, Orange County Business Bank, Commerce West Bank, Coast Business Credit, and Deutsche (Bank) Financial Service.

Sigal earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, and his Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree at the University of California, Riverside.

About UNIFY Financial Credit Union

Currently transitioning its name from Western Federal Credit Union, UNIFY Financial Credit Union is one of the nation’s leading credit unions, with more than $2.2 billion in assets and over 190,000 members across the country.  UNIFY has over 50 branches in 13 states, over 500 team members, and regional offices located in Torrance, California; Bentonville, Arkansas; Las Vegas, Nevada; Mesa, Arizona.  Visit for more information.

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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, CoreLogic, 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, Atar Capital, 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.

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