IRVINE, California, May 30, 2018McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Chris Hodges as Vice President of Customer Experience with J.D. Power, the global leader in market research.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Craig Lipus, Partner; Garrett Lipus, Principal Consultant; and Tara Steven, Senior Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Craig Lipus, “Chris’ talent and accomplishments in strategically building digital customer experience platforms make him the right person to bring J.D. Power’s vision of advanced offerings to consumers and businesses to life.”

Hodges, an experienced customer experience and digital leader, joins J.D. Power from West Monroe Partners, a national business and technology consulting firm.  As the Director of Customer Experience and Digital, he was responsible for building the customer experience practice and worked with clients across multiple industries on customer measurement strategies, driving brand impression, and enterprising their online/digital presence.  Hodges has previous experience at Curvature as the Vice President of Global Services Sales & Strategies; Infosys as a Senior Principal, where he built three new platform offerings for the firm; and Accenture, as the Senior Manager of Customer Experience.

Hodges received his B.S. in Management Information Systems from Florida State University.

About J.D. Power

J.D. Power amplifies the voice of the consumer, and helps brands improve the value of their products and services.  Since 1968, companies around the world have trusted J.D. Power to generate and gather the consumer insights that illuminate and inform business success. J.D. Power quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually, resulting in actionable tools and insights to help the firm’s clients better serve their customers and be more profitable.  J.D. Power is a portfolio company of XIO Group.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull is an executive search firm that partners with leading companies to identify and recruit leaders for permanent and interim roles.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s retained Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  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.  The formation of McDermott & Bull Europe gives the firm access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott & Bull a true global player.