IRVINE, California, March 21, 2016 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of John Casalaspi as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Partners Development with Sourcing Solutions, one of the fastest growing and most exciting companies in the tech world.
This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Rod McDermott, Managing Partner, Jared Moriarty, Associate Principal Consultant and Amanda Arnold, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull. According to Rod, “Our firm has enjoyed a great partnership with Sourcing Solutions and we are very proud to have helped them recruit another important member of their executive team. John has a track-record of building world-class teams and working with industry names such as HP, Dell, and IBM. His experience will be very beneficial to Sourcing Solutions as they continue to develop their global brand. We could not be happier with the outcome of this search.”
Mr. Casalaspi has a strong background in the tech industry with significant experience in sales, business development and channel partnerships. He began his career with StorageTek as a Systems Engineer and after two years joined Western Digital where he led product management and business development for one of its drive segments. After fifteen successful years with Western Digital, Mr. Casalaspi went on to take a worldwide sales role with one of its subsidiary companies, Connex. In 2002, Mr. Casalaspi was approached by the CEO of Lantronix to assist in developing the business. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, he was focused on the company’s Ethernet connectivity and data center customers. In 2004, Mr. Casalaspi joined Adaptec as Vice President of Sales and Business Development where he managed worldwide OEM accounts such as IBM, HP, and Dell, while also developing new business partnerships. Two years later, John moved to Xyratex Intel, where he worked in the storage and network systems division as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Sales Operations. Mr. Casalaspi was approached by Seagate Technology in 2008 and was offered the role of Vice President of Worldwide Global OEM Sales. In this role, he was responsible for worldwide revenue, strategy, and support for Seagate’s top seven Global Accounts. Mr. Casalaspi is currently working in a consultative role for MJOOSE, a startup company with a smartphone accessory product. Mr. Casalaspi’s extensive experience working with OEMs, distributors and identifying channel partnerships combined with his successful sales and business development background proves him to be a valuable addition to Sourcing Solutions.
Mr. Casalaspi earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, Master’s degree in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Master of Business Administration from Dickinson University.
About Sourcing Solutions
Founded in 2010, Sourcing Solutions (www.sourcingsolutions.com), through the IMSourcing brand, is the channel-centric solution for discontinued and end-of-life products. The Sourcing Solutions team leverages its many years of experience in sourcing, authenticating, testing and refurbishing discontinued products to provide the best technology solutions to increase the utility of legacy hardware systems. Their model is a new, collaborative approach to a $20B worldwide market and includes a partnership with Ingram Micro that is similar to the certified pre-owned auto sales market. As the model of new car dealers selling used cars changed the auto industry business model forever, so can Sourcing Solutions’ model of repositioning valuable, yet used, discontinued and refurbished technology solutions to the right customers that need, want and can benefit from a solution that isn’t necessary “bleeding edge” but fits their needs and budgets appropriately.
About McDermott & Bull
McDermott & Bull, Inc. (www.mbsearch.com) is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Aerospace & Defense, Technology, Financial Services, Consumer Brands, Industrial Manufacturing, Restaurants/Retail, Entertainment, Food Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Sciences, the Engineering & Construction / Building Industry, Professional Services, and other areas. The firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, and portfolio companies owned by private equity firms including Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden.