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McDermott & Bull Executive Search Announces the Appointment of Bill McMahon as Principal Consultant to Represent the firm with Global Technology Companies

IRVINE, LOS ANGELES, PLEASANTON, RIVERSIDE, California and DENVER, Colorado, November 20, 2008 – McDermott & Bull, Southern California’s premier executive search firm, announced today the hiring of Bill McMahon as principal consultant, adding to the Southern California consultant team in the Los Angeles region. McMahon will join other experienced search consultants, Fleming Jones and Scott Jacobson, in helping McDermott & Bull expand its Los Angeles presence with a new office located in West Los Angeles; this practice will serve technology clients throughout the United States.

“We’re excited to have someone with Bill’s world class business knowledge and leadership experience on our team,” commented Rod McDermott, managing director. “Bill’s direct experience over the years as CEO, president, vice president, and general manager in both corporate and privately held companies, will serve him well as he works with emerging growth companies, middle market firms, and some of the larger companies in this region. Bill is uniquely equipped and qualified to understand and satisfy our clients and their senior level needs.”

“Joining a firm that possesses the highest levels of integrity, fosters a collaborative atmosphere and always goes the extra mile to ensure the client’s needs and expectations are being met, along with their excellent reputation and unparalleled capabilities, was absolutely critical to me,” said Bill McMahon, principal consultant at McDermott & Bull. “I’m excited to leverage my 25 plus years of experience in recruiting and developing highly successful management teams and to now have the opportunity to bring this expertise to other companies to help them find the right executives to fill their critical management positions.”

Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, McMahon’s successful career spanned more than 25 years of sales, marketing and executive management experience in the electronics industry. Most recently, Bill was president & CEO of Saitek Industries Ltd, a world leader in PC game controllers, PC peripherals and electronic chess and intelligent games. Previously, Bill was president of Arrow/Wyle Computer Products Group, an $850 million division of Arrow Electronics, focused on selling computer hardware, integration services to OEM’s, resellers, VAR’s and end users. Prior experience was as president & CEO Wyle Systems LLC. a $650 million electronic distribution business focused on selling computer hardware and integration services. McMahon previously held executive management positions with Aurora Electronics, Upsonic Electronics and Arrow Electronics. McMahon currently serves as chairman of the board of FireScope Inc. and has held a number of board seats with other electronics firms.

McMahon earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Loyola University of Los Angeles.

About McDermott & Bull
McDermott & Bull, Inc. (www.mbsearch.net) is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California with offices in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, the Inland Empire, and Denver, CO. 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 Technology, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Bio-tech and Life Science, Retail, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Christopher Bull and Rodney McDermott, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull works with a large number of prestigious clients in many industries. Some notable clients include Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Western Digital, Conexant, Invitrogen, Bausch and Lomb, Black & Decker, Mattel, Boeing, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea and Union Bank.

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