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McDermott & Bull Adds Principal Consultant in Denver with the Acquisition of Prime-Core Executive Search

IRVINE, California and DENVER, Colorado, February 13, 2018 McDermott & Bull announced today the acquisition of Denver-based Prime-Core Executive Search and the addition of Ken Dropiewski as Principal Consultant.  Dropiewski will join the firm’s Life Sciences Group, specializing in the Med-Tech space.

“The addition of Ken to our firm is a huge win for McDermott & Bull,” said Rod McDermott, CEO.  “As we broaden our footprint and expand into new markets, it’s imperative for us to maintain our focus on the diverse and unique needs of our clients.  The only way to do that is to make sure that we have the right team in place, and Ken’s extensive experience in Med-Tech and impressive record in placing top talent at leading companies make him the ideal partner to our clients.”

Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, Dropiewski operated Prime-Core Executive Search for over a decade.  Dropiewski has worked in all areas of Medical Device and Biotech, but is especially known for his expertise spanning over twenty years in the cardiac, interventional, and vascular niche.  In his tenure as a Search Consultant, he has partnered with some of the industry’s most innovative healthcare companies including Medtronic, Abbott, and Abiomed, as well as numerous high growth startups and mid-cap companies to place key contributors and build dynamic teams.  Prior to his search career, Dropiewski worked at healthcare giants Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson and is the current President of the Rocky Mountain Association of Recruiters (RMAR).

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join such a world-class retained search firm as McDermott & Bull.  Rod and the McDermott & Bull team share my vision of superior service and execution to solve the most challenging hiring needs for top-tier organizations,” said Dropiewski.  “This acquisition allows me to amplify my practice and the focus I’m giving to executives and investors in the Med-Tech space.  I look forward to working with the other consultants in the McDermott & Bull Life Sciences Group to increase our effectiveness across the country and beyond.”

Dropiewski received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Central Michigan University and his MBA from the University of Colorado-Denver with a track in Entrepreneurial Studies and Leadership Development.

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.