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McDermott & Bull Expands into Canada and Deepens Global Bench

IRVINE, CaliforniaSeptember 12, 2018 – McDermott & Bull, a premier executive search firm and trusted advisor to leading corporations and private equity groups, is opening offices in Vancouver. Paul Gibbons, a 20-year search and talent acquisition executive, joins McDermott & Bull as Managing Partner and will lead the firm’s expansion throughout Canada.

“I’m excited to be part of an organization that is known for being efficient, responsive and nimble. The firm is led by a very entrepreneurial management team and their mindset and industry bench strength, coupled with their ability to fill searches with top talent quickly, is what attracted me to join,” says Paul Gibbons, Managing Partner of McDermott & Bull Canada.

“The #1 complaint I hear from businesses who deal with search firms is the time it takes to complete a search. We’ve spent 18 years refining our high touch process and can have interim executives placed within a week and permanent positions filled inside of 3 months, where the industry average is between 120 to 150 days. After doing diligence on the Canadian market, we believe there is a strong demand for our approach and are thrilled to have Paul leading the charge for us,” says Rod McDermott, CEO of McDermott & Bull.

Gibbons, an innovative industry leader has been a driving force in identifying, attracting and placing hundreds of top performers from various industries, markets and functional disciplines throughout North America and Asia. Most recently with WMC, Gibbons plans to recruit like-minded search consultants to support US based clients who are expanding into Canada and Canadian-based companies who require high value permanent and interim executives to strengthen their organizations. The Canadian team has expertise in financial services, real estate, manufacturing, engineering, construction and private equity, serving clients throughout the country.

“In addition to being a best-in-class permanent and interim executive search firm, McDermott & Bull’s Executive Network (“EN”), which serves executives in transition, is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. We intend to take the playbook the US team has thoughtfully created and infuse that same energy into the Canadian market. I truly believe we have the right recipe for success and am very excited to be leading this effort,” adds Gibbons.

About McDermott & Bull

Founded in Irvine by two entrepreneurial search consultants in 2001, McDermott & Bull now has more than 50 employees serving ten offices across the US and abroad including: IrvineLos AngelesSan DiegoDenverSun ValleyNashvilleNew YorkAmsterdamMadrid and Vancouver. The Firm partners with leading companies to identify and recruit key executives for permanent and interim roles. All of the practice leaders have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across a variety of industries. McDermott & Bull’s Executive Network provides valuable resources and networking opportunities for thousands of senior level executives throughout North America each year. The Firm has been recognized for its expertise, client-centric approach, efficiency, value, and responsiveness and has received industry designations from Hunt Scanlon and Forbes.