IRVINE, CA (July 27, 2020) – Alisa Nagle joins McDermott + Bull, the go-to executive search partner to empower change, as a Managing Director to drive the firm’s global industrial, automotive, and mobility practice. Her extensive knowledge and experience in this space, paired with McDermott + Bull’s global network and capabilities, will effectively meet the unique and dynamic leadership needs of the evolving industry. Based in Detroit, Michigan, Alisa will also play a critical role in launching the firm’s office in the region.

“We are excited to welcome Alisa onboard as we continue to grow the mobility practice at McDermott + Bull,” said Rod McDermott, CEO + Co-Founder of McDermott + Bull. “Her decades of experience driving talent strategies for leading mobility corporations in a variety of human resources leadership roles will greatly benefit the clients she serves at the firm.”

Alisa has spent over 25 years as a human capital leader and transformation business partner. As an experienced Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Human Resources, she excels in identifying and assessing top leadership talent to achieve game-changing transformation, growth, and success for her clients in the industrial sector.

Alisa has lived and traveled all around the world and has held global human resources leadership roles at Ford Motor Company, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles N.V., Johnson Controls Inc., and Stoneridge Inc.

“I’m excited to join a passionate and dedicated team that is committed to delivering exceptional results for our clients,” said Alisa Nagle. “Our Lean Six Sigma processes are truly world class and enable us to efficiently coordinate our firm’s capabilities — our clients know that we consistently deliver impressive leadership and talent solutions at nearly half the time of the industry average.”

Alisa received her Bachelor of Science in business and human resources at The Ohio State University and her Master of Science at Central Michigan University. She was featured in SAE International’s The Road to the Top is Not on the Map: Conversations with Top Women of the Automotive Industry. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Marquette University’s College of Business and is an active community volunteer supporting organizations that service the youth and animal welfare.


About McDermott + Bull

McDermott + Bull is leading the way in transforming executive search services worldwide, one relationship at a time. With experienced principals in the United States, Canada and Europe, McDermott + Bull has become the trusted search advisor for empowering change on behalf of private and public companies, private equity firms and their operating companies. Known for being thorough and balancing the need for urgency, McDermott + Bull provides personalized solutions to those who value contribution over pedigree. Leveraging deep vertical experience, innovative thinking and proven time-saving methodologies, the company challenges the norm and thrives in the recruitment of difficult-to-find, culture critical VP to C-Suite executive talent.

The firm has served a range of domestic and global mobility clients, including MNX Global Logistics, AAA, Panasonic Corporation, United Pacific Industries, Hyundai Capital America, Denso, Mitsubishi Motors, Delta Electronics, and SAIC Motor.

McDermott + Bull Interim Leaders is a unique, personalized, and urgent service that places performance focused senior-level executives into consultative roles to manage business challenges and opportunities during a time of transformation.

The interim leader talent pool consists of senior-level professionals across a diverse functional spectrum who meet the rigorous qualifications to work on time-sensitive engagements. We specialize in placing operations, finance and accounting, technology, human resources and executive-level functions.



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