McDermott & Bull’s Banking and Financial Institutions Practice works with community, regional and national banks, as well as leading financial firms, to recruit best in class talent for critical roles. Our boutique approach, coupled with our national reach, allows us to make every search extremely important, and our limited blockage allows us to recruit from a great number of target companies in each region. As a firm, our approach is not to focus on developing a large database so we can retread candidates from one opportunity to the next. On the contrary, every search is treated as a fresh assignment and we perform new candidate identification and research on each search so that we find the best, not just the most well-known or likely candidates for each assignment. Our clients tell us that we bring exceptional candidates into the process that they’ve often never heard about or considered in the past, which brings a fresh perspective to each assignment.
The Practice is led by industry experts Rod McDermott and Brandon Biegenzahn. Rod is a former corporate banker with Citibank and Security Pacific, and he currently sits on the Board of a community bank based in Southern California. Brandon is a former corporate finance attorney where he represented banks including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Union Bank in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, asset based financing, and real property purchase and sale transactions.
A Partial List of Clients:
American River Bank, ANZ Bank, Bank of Marin, Bank of the Cascades, BNY Mellon, Comerica Bank, First American Trust, First Republic Bank, Pacific Mercantile Bank, Plaza Bank, Santa Barbara Bank and Trust, Silvergate Bank, Sunwest Bank, Union Bank, Washington Trust Bank
C-level executives, including CEO, COO, President, CFO, Chief Banking Officer, Chief Risk Officer, CIO, Compliance Leaders, HR Leaders, Retail Banking Executives, Trust and Wealth Management Leaders, Business Banking