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McDermott & Bull Places Vice President, Sales and Operations at Winspire

IRVINE, California, March 16, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Jen Altheide as Vice President, Sales and Operations with Winspire, a company that helps nonprofits maximize their fundraising revenue.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Krista Sietsema, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “We really enjoyed our time getting to know Jen.  Her energy and entrepreneurial spirit is contagious, and we feel that her overall sales experience will serve her well in this role.”

Altheide has over fifteen years of experience leading sales and operations teams.  Prior to joining Winspire, she was a sales and enablement Executive Director with Yellow Pages, tasked with generating new business.  In this role, Altheide created and developed numerous market efficiencies and sales processes to support sales nationwide.  She created and rolled-out a customer retention and upsell program, as well as customized a customer contact and upsell process consisting of various touch points.

Altheide received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from San Diego State University, a Master of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University, and currently serves on the board for Education for the Children Foundation.

About Winspire

Since Winspire’s founding in 2008, the company has helped non-profits generate almost $50 million, and last year alone they assisted non-profits raise nearly $7 million.  Whether it be supplying tickets to some of the hottest awards shows, vacations to exotic destinations, or a baseball experience at Wrigley Field, Winspire’s forte in identifying items and experiences that resonate with audiences at fundraising events is exceptional.  From the beginning, the Winspire team has been dedicated to creating and providing the non-profit community with the best service and most unique auction item experiences.  Winspire has worked with over 30,000 non-profits across North America to provide auction items that help increase net revenue in events big and small.

In 2010, through a strategic partnership with another entity, Winspire formed their Sport & Entertainment division.  WSE, as it is known, capitalizes on the emerging Corporate Incentive Hospitality market.  Winspire provides highly sought after, hard to find, unique experiences for both charity auctions/fundraisers and corporations.  This increasingly popular fundraising and incentive tool allows non-profits and corporations alike to place exclusive travel and entertainment packages with their organization of choice.  With the ability to choose from a variety of award shows, major sporting events, VIP access, family vacations, international trips, cruises, adventure travel, golf trips, and hundreds more, Winspire is the leader in the marketplace.

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, CoreLogic, 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, Atar Capital, 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.