IRVINE, California, November 18, 2016 McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Nader Garschi as Vice President of Operations with Decurion Corporation, a privately-held corporation that is parent to a number of operating subsidiaries, including ArcLight Cinemas.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by the fit Team at McDermott & Bull, which includes Jeff Black, Partner; Jason Pinegar, Associate Principal Consultant; and Kelly Nguyen, Executive Search Coordinator; as well as Recruiting Associate Trey Mullen.  According to Pinegar, “It was great to dive deep with the top candidates on this search and get to understand them on a different level, which allowed us and the Decurion team to better envision the potential for a successful fit.  Decurion is such a unique company and its emphasis on personal development really struck a chord with us and the way we told their story.  Nader resonated with the message and the leadership team, and we couldn’t be happier for him.”

Garschi has over twenty years of experience leading multi-unit operations, primarily in the restaurant industry.  After spending ten years with Sara Lee Corporation, he worked at Yum! Brands as a Market Coach for Taco Bell.  In 2004, Garschi joined Panda Restaurant Group, where he held numerous roles including Director of License Operations, Concept Director of Hibachi-San, Executive Director, Concept Innovation – Guest Insights & Experience, and Regional Director of Operations and International Development.  During his ten-year tenure, Panda Express grew from 500 units to over 1,700.  Prior to joining Decurion Corporation, Garschi was CEO of Blue Pie Consulting, a restaurant consulting firm.

Garschi earned a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering from Tehran University and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California.

About Decurion Corporation

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Decurion, a privately-held corporation, is parent to a number of operating subsidiaries, including Pacific Theatres, Robertson Properties Group, ArcLight Cinemas, and Hollybrook Senior Living.  The Decurion portfolio of companies employs about 1,100 persons (or “members”) in California.


ArcLight Cinema Company is the most recently established subsidiary of Pacific Theatres Entertainment Corporation.  An extensive evaluation of the exhibition industry and audience attitudes led to the creation of ArcLight, whose purpose is to create opportunities for transformational experiences.  ArcLight exists to meet the needs and wants of moviegoers who seek a place of care and respect and who will value the experience of greater connection with its crew members, other customers, its environment, and the film.  Through such amenities as reserved seating, state-of-the-art sound and picture quality, pre-screening lectures, special events, a movie-focused gift shop, a custom-designed web site, and the introduction of a café/bar to the movie-going venue, ArcLight extends and enhances the movie-going experience.

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