Who We Are

Our Team

MB Interim Leaders’ team aggregates decades of technical, operational, and leadership experience from public, private, and emerging growth organizations. Their industry expertise encompasses interim staffing, executive search, financial services, technology, consumer products, and business services.

By combining their direct industry experience with that of the extensive McDermott & Bull Executive Network membership, MB Interim Leaders’ team can deliver timely resources to help clients solve critical organizational issues, while providing stellar customer service to ensure clear communication, professional discretion, and seamless execution.

Finally, MB Interim Leaders’ team embodies the firm’s commitment to ethical standards in all business relationships.

 

Rod McDermott

Rod McDermott serves as the President and CEO of MB Interim Leaders. He is also the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of McDermott & Bull Executive Search, the largest retained executive search firm headquartered in Orange County, and one of the largest in the West. Rod has worked with leading companies in financial services, healthcare, aviation & aerospace, and technology, including Honeywell, Silverado Senior Living, Union Bank, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust (now Union Bank), and First Republic.

Rod, along with Angela Anderson, started the MB Interim Leaders business unit in 2011 to address an increased client need for time-sensitive solutions to important leadership challenges, and quickly developed MB Interim Leaders into the fastest growing division of McDermott & Bull. Since its inception, MB Interim Leaders has worked with numerous Fortune 500 public and private companies, engaging interim leaders in assignments including CEO and general management roles, CIO, SVP Human Resources, VP of Shared Services, Head of Strategy & Acquisition Integration, and VP of Talent Acquisition, to name a few. MB Interim Leaders has expanded its reach and includes a cadre of over 1,000 senior executive experts from a variety of industries throughout the Western U.S.

Prior to establishing McDermott & Bull, Rod was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Technology and Emerging Growth practice at DHR International, Inc., the nation’s sixth largest and fastest growing executive search firm. From his extensive experience in the executive search industry, Rod saw an opportunity to serve corporate clients with executive leaders when in need of either a permanent or an interim solution, and therefore, formed MB Interim Leaders.

Prior to joining DHR International, Rod served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Dartron, Inc., a leading manufacturer of computer peripherals and computer security devices under the brand AnchorPad. Rod led the company’s efforts in developing a national dealer network comprised of computer resellers and distributors, including major relationships such as Dell Computer, Micro Warehouse, and Merisel Corporation.

Rod currently serves on the Boards of Partners Bank of California and The Mission Hospital Foundation. He has served on the Boards of THINK Together, the American Electronics Association, and the Orange Coast Venture Group. He resides in Laguna Niguel, California, with his wife Laura and their four children. Rod received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Contact Information
Office: (949) 529-2670
Email: mcdermott@mbinterim.com
Blog: www.rodmcdermott.com

Rebecca Miller

Rebecca Miller was recently promoted from Business Development Director to Vice President of Sales for MB Interim Leaders. Rebecca joined MB Interim Leaders in 2014 and since then she has provided public, private and private equity backed organizations with world-class executive talent who have produced immediate results on interim and project engagements. Rebecca joined McDermott & Bull Executive Search in the summer of 2012, and partnered closely with Principal Consultants on executive level searches. She also collaborated with Southern California’s leading corporations to identify executive level individuals to assume leadership roles for the firm’s clients.

Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, Rebecca spent more than 6 years in sales and marketing roles with leading companies. She worked as a recruiter for the Art Institute of Phoenix for two years before she became the Director of Sales and Marketing for a local Orange County dental company. Rebecca graduated with a Bachelors Degree in International Politics from Suffolk University in Boston, MA.

Contact Information
Office: (949) 527-6130
Email: miller@mbinterim.com

Angela Anderson

Angela Anderson serves as the Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Operations for MB Interim Leaders, which she launched along with Rod McDermott in 2011. Angela is responsible for candidate relations, strategic partnerships and focuses on identifying executive talent to quickly provide interim executive solutions for the firm’s clients. MB Interim Leaders expanded nationally in 2014 and currently has a cadre of over 5,000 senior executive experts from a variety of industries throughout the U.S.

Prior to MB Interim Leaders, she worked with its parent company, McDermott & Bull Executive Search, first as a Senior Recruiting Associate and then as the Market Development Manager, leading the firm’s internal recruiting efforts and the strategic development of new markets. Earlier in her career, Angela was a Senior Account Executive & Recruiter at a boutique staffing firm in San Diego, California.

Contact Information
Office: (949) 529-2677
Email: anderson@mbinterim.com

Hayley Miller

Hayley Miller serves as an Associate for MB Interim Leaders, where she is responsible for talent acquisition, public relations, developing marketing content, and assisting with business development. Prior to joining MB Interim Leaders, Hayley was a Professional Recruiter at Insight Global, where she was responsible for identifying and placing Information Technology consultants for clients.

Hayley graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in 2014 and holds her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and minor in Cinematic Arts. She is an avid tennis player and was a member of the USC Women’s Tennis Team.

 

Contact Information
Office: (949) 943-3947
Email: hmiller@mbinterim.com

What We Stand For

Freedom

The freedom to create the life that you want, and to help others do the same for themselves.

Service

From world-class infrastructure and support, to how we serve each other everyday, to how we serve our clients with unexpected levels of service, to how we serve our candidates by acknowledging them as important members of our community.

Integrity

We do what’s right, versus just what’s expected. We keep our promises.

Growth

The opportunity to grow professionally, personally, as a leader, and as a contributing member of your community.

Connections

Not contacts but connections/relationships. The perspective that we help our friends in the community, including executives in transition, to be more successful themselves, and in turn, build lasting relationships by taking the journey with them.