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McDermott & Bull Finds Chief Information Officer for SAFE Credit Union

IRVINE, California, July 26, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Eric Wilson as Chief Information Officer with SAFE Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Practice; Michelle Davis, Associate Principal Consultant; and Shree Thakarar, Senior Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Biegenzahn, “Eric brings a track record of success as a technology leader from a high performing financial institution.  Moreover, he offers diversity of thought, as he previously led the IT function outside of the financial services sector.  His strategic skillset, coupled with his all-around likeability, make him the ideal candidate for SAFE Credit Union.”

Wilson last served as Chief Technology Officer at Rabobank N.A., managing a team that oversaw bank-wide Applications, Networking, Field Services, and Helpdesk Operations.  Prior to joining Rabobank, he was Chief Technology Officer at FusionStorm and Chief Information Officer at Raley’s Family of Fine Stores.

Wilson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Guelph.

About SAFE Credit Union

SAFE Credit Union has served its members with integrity, exceptional service, innovative products, and progressive technology since 1940.  Beginning with 10 employees of the Sacramento Air Force Depot, today, SAFE Credit Union provides a full range of financial solutions for consumers and small businesses through 21 service centers across the Greater Sacramento region, over 30,000 Co-op ATMs nationwide, and a mortgage lending office serving Contra Costa County.  With more than $2.54 billion in assets and over 200,000 members, SAFE Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in California, and one of the 100 largest in the country.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull is a retained 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 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, which stemmed from the acquisition of Interconsultants Executive Search, gives the firm access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott & Bull a true global player.