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McDermott & Bull Recruits Group Retail President for United Pacific

IRVINE, California, December 1, 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 Julie Jackson as Group Retail President 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 Krista Sietsema, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Julie is a perfect addition for this newly created position at United Pacific.  She has extensive experience in the retail area of the oil and gas industry and has touched almost every aspect of the C-Store operation.  Julie was a ‘no-brainer’ for this role and will bring United Pacific to the next level.”

Jackson began her professional career in public accounting with Coopers and Lybrand (KPMG).  After a couple of years with the firm, she joined CKE Restaurants, Inc. (Carl’s Jr.), where she was exposed to the operational side of a retail organization for the first time.  Following CKE, Jackson moved into a management training role with BP West Coast Products, LLC – Arco, and ultimately became a corporate officer with a 500-store oversight.  In 2003, she joined Castle Financial, Inc. as a Controller, and returned to BP in 2010 in a Project Manager – Real Estate Divestment role.  Prior to United Pacific, Jackson was most recently the Senior Vice President and General Manager at G&M Oil Company, Inc., where she improved the customer experience while outperforming revenue targets.

Jackson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Accounting from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

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.