Rod McDermott

CEO + Co-Founder, Executive Search + Interim Leaders

Rod is the CEO + Co-Founder of McDermott + Bull, the largest retained executive search firm headquartered in Orange County and one of the 30 largest in the nation. McDermott + Bull has expanded nationally and internationally with offices throughout the United States, Europe (Amsterdam and Madrid), and Canada (Vancouver) and continues to grow through the addition of experienced search consultants. The M+B model focuses around individuals who are seeking to challenge the norm in executive search and who strive to offer their clients an experience unparalleled in the industry. This is Rod’s passion!

Rod has worked with leading companies in financial services, healthcare, aviation and aerospace, and technology, including Honeywell, Bombardier, Boeing, Cirrus, Silverado Senior Living, Union Bank, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust (now Union Bank), and First Republic.

Rod also serves as the President and CEO of M+B Interim Leaders which he founded along with Angela Anderson in 2011 to address an increased client need for time-sensitive solutions to important leadership challenges. Together, they quickly developed M+B Interim Leaders into the fastest growing division of the firm. Since its inception, M+B Interim Leaders has worked with numerous Fortune 500 public and private companies engaging interim leaders in assignments, including CEO and general management roles, CFO, CIO, SVP of Human Resources, VP of Shared Services, Head of Strategy & Acquisition Integration, and VP of Talent Acquisition, to name a few. M+B Interim Leaders has expanded its reach and includes a cadre of over 1,000 senior executive experts from a variety of industries throughout the Western U.S.

Rod currently serves on the Board of Partners Bank of California and is a recent Board member of The Mission Hospital Foundation. He has served on the Boards of THINK Together, the American Electronics Association, and the Orange Coast Venture Group. He resides in Laguna Niguel, California, with his wife Laura, their four children, and three dogs. His passions include flying airplanes, which he’s able to use in the growth pursuits of M+B and M+B Interim Leaders, as well as skiing and traveling to new and interesting places.

Rod received a Bachelor’s in economics and business from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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2 Venture, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 753-1700