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McDermott & Bull Finds Controller for 9to5 Seating

IRVINE, California, December 14, 2016McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is proud to announce the successful appointment of Marilou Ferrer as Controller with 9to5 Seating, specializing in the design and production of ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing office seating.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Brittany Rausch, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Marilou has a solid educational foundation and the experience needed to take her to the next level with 9to5 Seating.  She has a strong work ethic and a tenacious spirit.  We were thrilled to present her to our client and we know great things will come.”

Ferrer has spent the majority of her career in manufacturing and distribution environments.  After finding early success while in the Philippines working with Macondray, Ferrer immigrated to the United States, quickly landing a position with Irwin Naturals as their Accounting Supervisor.  She continued to gain greater responsibility with the $265MM distribution and repacking company over the course of several years.  Reporting directly to the CFO, she was selected to implement all new accounting structures within a new division.  Prior to joining 9to5 Seating, Ferrer was Controller at Highmark Seating, where she worked closely with operations, as well as the whole organization, in the daily accounting activities of the business.  This included, but was not limited to, the closing of the financials, dealings with external auditors, monitoring monthly KPIs, and auditing internal inventory and merchandise recordings.

Ferrer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Adamson University, an MBA in Accounting from Adamson University, and an MA in Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.

About 9to5 Seating

Founded in 1982, 9to5 Seating specializes in the design and production of ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing office seating to accommodate the rigorous demands of today’s office environment. With many years of experience in the manufacturing of office seating, 9to5 Seating differentiates itself from its competitors through its vertical integration. The combination of domestic and foreign manufacturing, with wholly owned facilities in the United States and China, offers the customer a wide variety of upholstery material only when manufactured in the United States, allowing 9to5 Seating to compete with prices of completely foreign manufactured products.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Aramark, Epson America, Hyundai Capital America, In-N-Out Burger, Kaiser Aluminum, Unified Grocers, Western Federal Credit Union (UNIFY Financial Credit Union), Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, 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.