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McDermott & Bull Finds Information Security Leader for Automobile Club of Southern California

IRVINE, California, November 21, 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 pleased to announce the successful appointment of Andrew Bereczky as Group Manager, Information Security with Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest member of the AAA federation of motor clubs.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Craig Lipus, Partner; Garrett Lipus, Principal Consultant; and Laurie Henderson, Recruiting Consultant at McDermott & Bull.  According to Craig Lipus, “The Group Manager, Information Security is a critical role for the Automobile Club of Southern California.  Andrew’s broad-based business experience and expertise, combined with his demonstrated leadership ability, makes him uniquely qualified for this role at AAA.  Andrew brings significant senior leadership to an already talented information technology executive team.”

Bereczky is an experienced IT professional who over the course of his career has been successful in developing enterprise information security programs. He has a background in cyber security, and over twenty years of information/security leadership experience.  Before joining the Automobile Club of Southern California, Bereczky spent two years with Zenith Education Group as Chief Information Officer.  Bereczky was brought on to build and transform the technology organization into a shared services solutions delivery team, positioned to enable revenue and operational growth initiatives.  Prior to Zenith Education Group, Bereczky spent six years with Alorica as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Applications and Infrastructure, responsible for technology strategy, all client and internal security, applications/customer operational support, and the Project Management Office.  During his time with Alorica, the company grew from 5,000 employees to 23,000 employees through organic growth and three acquisitions.

About Automobile Club of Southern California

The Automobile Club of Southern California is the largest member of the AAA federation of motor clubs and has been serving members since 1900.  Members benefit from 24-hour roadside assistance, insurance products and services, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing and buying programs, automotive testing and analysis, trip planning services, and highway and transportation safety programs.  Today, the Auto Club serves more than 14 million AAA members in 21 states from over 300 branch offices and twelve regional call centers.  The Auto Club operates the largest leisure travel agency in the Western United States and the Auto Club’s affiliated Interinsurance Exchange is one of the largest auto and home insurers in California.

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 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.