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McDermott & Bull Recruits Vice President of Marketing for QSC Audio

IRVINE, California, October 17, 2016 – McDermott & 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 placement of Christopher Humphrey as Vice President of Marketing with QSC Audio.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Co-Founder and Partner; Brandon Biegenzahn, Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Laurie Henderson, Recruiting Consultant at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Chris is an outstanding addition to the QSC Audio family and senior management team. His background is ideal for what QSC needs in the Vice President of Marketing role.  We look forward to seeing big things from Chris’ contribution in the future.”

Humphrey has a unique technical systems engineering background, and spent the last 15 years as a hands-on marketing leader within technology companies.  Early in his career, Humphrey oversaw all European product marketing at Tyco, followed by four years with three different VC-backed technology businesses, in both hardware and software.  In 2003, he joined Lantronix as the Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, where he oversaw worldwide marketing and sales initiatives.  Between 2007 and 2013, Humphrey worked with Honeywell on audio communication solutions and ran corporate marketing at QLogic.  Most recently, Humphrey served as the Vice President of Marketing for Maxwell Technologies, a publicly traded global manufacturer of ultra-capacitors.

Humphrey earned a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering & Theatre/Writing at the University of California, San Diego.

About QSC Audio

Founded nearly five decades ago, QSC, LLC, is a globally recognized leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio/video system solutions.  With power amplification, loudspeaker, digital signal processing (DSP) and digital mixer engineering resources all located under one roof, QSC uniquely leverages these technologies to deliver products and systems that far outperform the sum of their parts – providing compelling solutions for professional installed, portable, production and cinema sound customers worldwide.  Utilizing a compliment of demand planning, parts procurement, operations and logistics, computer-controlled precision assembly, and rigorous testing and control, the QSC facility is designed with build-to-order flexibility, giving the company unprecedented ability to respond to customer needs while keeping both parts and finished goods inventory at well-maintained levels.  Employing over 400 people, QSC is also widely recognized as a great place to work, attracting the best and brightest individuals from all over the world. The company strives to provide a casual and fun work environment where people are genuinely excited to bring forth their best and let their talents shine.

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.