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McDermott & Bull Finds Controller for United Pacific

IRVINE, California, December 2, 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 Mike Yoshida as Controller with United Pacific, one of the largest independent owners, suppliers, and operators of gas stations and convenience stores in the Western United States.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Amanda Lange, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Mike had the exemplary retail experience United Pacific desired for this role.  His retail relevancy, store count experience, and technical abilities made him a solid candidate.  We are confident that Mike will make an impact at United Pacific.”

With thirty years of retail experience, Yoshida joins United Pacific from U.S. Auto Parts, where he was Vice President and Controller.  During his seven-year tenure with the company, he helped the $300MM online retailer in their acquisition of JC Whitney, reduced the time spent closing the books from three weeks to five days, and streamlined the credit card process.  Prior to joining U.S. Auto Parts, Yoshida held Controller roles at Hot Topic, where he led a team of eighty and implemented a checkless payroll distribution to all 750 stores and distribution centers, and Bristol Farms, where he helped the company to successfully open eight new locations and close four that were unprofitable.

Yoshida earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California, an MBA from California State University, Los Angeles, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

About United Pacific

United Pacific, through its retail convenience locations and retail and wholesale fuel distribution network, has established itself as one of the largest independent owners, suppliers, and operators of gas stations and convenience stores in the Western United States.  United Pacific offers motor fuels products under the 76, Conoco, Shell and United Oil flags, as well as convenience items through the We Got It! Food Mart, My Goods Market and Circle K brands.  United Pacific operates its retail and wholesale businesses in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Colorado.  The Company is a portfolio business of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a leading, highly diversified global investment management firm.

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.