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Top Interim and Private Equity Search Leaders James Hickey and Tamra Solis Join McDermott and Bull

Expanding McDermott & Bull’s National Middle Market Interim Search Team

IRVINE, California, September 12, 2017 – McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of James Hickey as Senior Managing Director and Tamra Solis as Vice President of Talent Acquisition to its Interim Leaders division.

“The demand for exceptional interim talent at leading middle market companies is at full tilt,” said Rod McDermott, CEO.  “The addition of James and Tamra to McDermott & Bull will enable us to expand our footprint and build on the substantial growth we’ve realized within our Interim Leaders division.”

Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, Hickey served as National Managing Partner – Private Equity Services at Tatum, concentrating on helping private equity firms improve operational performance and respective returns on investment of their portfolio companies throughout the country.  He holds over twenty years of experience in private equity, working with companies on M&A activities, IPO process, and SEC compliance.  Before joining Tatum in 2008, Hickey was Senior Vice President at Merrill Corporation.

“I am honored to be joining the McDermott & Bull team,” said Hickey.  “This is an established and respected brand, focused on assisting companies with the most crucial human capital needs.  I’m thrilled that my experience assisting private equity firms and growing middle market companies is expanding to serve the entire executive suite.”

Solis joins McDermott & Bull with over twenty years of executive search and interim experience.  Most recently, she served as Talent Management Partner at Tatum, identifying critical talent to help companies through new business initiatives and challenges.  Prior to Tatum, Solis held roles at Robert Half International and Manpower Professional.

“McDermott & Bull has established an outstanding reputation in the industry and I’m excited to be working with such an experienced, accomplished, and driven team,” said Solis. “I’m looking forward to leveraging my background in talent management and acquisition as we continue to expand the Interim Leaders division.”
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About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull is an executive search firm that partners with leading companies to identify and recruit leaders for permanent and interim roles.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s retained Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  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.  The formation of McDermott & Bull Europe gives the firm access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott & Bull a true global player.