Meyer joins search firm McDermott & Bull to help expand private equity practice

Scott Meyer has joined executive search firm McDermott & Bull as principal consultant to help in the expansion of the firm’s consumer products and private equity practices. Meyer has past experience working in management positions at private equity portfolio companies, as well as consulting for multiple private equity portfolio companies owned by firms such as Harbinger Capital Partners and MidOcean.

Press Release

McDermott & Bull Executive Search, Southern California’s premier executive search firm, is pleased to announce that it has named Scott K. Meyer to the position of Principal Consultant. Meyer will be responsible for assisting in the expansion of McDermott & Bull’s consumer products and private equity practices.

“We’re delighted to bring Scott’s world-class consumer products background and general management experience on board to McDermott & Bull,” commented Chris Bull, one of the Managing Partners with the firm. “Scott’s knowledge of the consumer package goods and consumer durables markets, combined with his hands-on executive experience in both publicly traded and privately held companies, will provide our clients with insight into their talent acquisition needs. Having worked in and consulted for private equity portfolio companies, his understanding of private equity executive ‘DNA’ will be invaluable to our PE clients in finding them game-changing executives”

“Having been a retained search client myself, I was impressed with McDermott & Bull’s high standards and emphasis on integrity,” said Scott Meyer, Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull. “The firm’s reputation for excellence is unparalleled and I’m very much looking forward to helping bring that excellence to consumer products companies and private equity firms.”

The first 20 years of Meyer’s career were in consumer packaged goods brand management with Johnson & Johnson and Gillette, working on global brands such as Tylenol, Splenda, Oral-B, and Braun. He subsequently assumed general management positions at consumer durables companies as President/CEO at T-Fal/WearEver, Chief Marketing Officer and VP/General Manager at Sun Capital/Bain Capital portfolio company American Standard Brands, and President – North America at Breville, as well as consulting for multiple private equity portfolio companies owned by firms such as Harbinger Capital Partners and MidOcean.

Meyer earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.

About McDermott & Bull
McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine California. The firm serves public and privately held clients in a variety of industries, including Financial Services, Technology, Healthcare/Life Sciences, Aerospace and Defense, Retail and Apparel, Consumer Products, and Manufacturing. Founded by Christopher Bull and Rodney McDermott, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical talent for its clients. The principals of McDermott & Bull have developed expertise in a variety of growing fields, making the firm one of the fastest growing executive search firms in California. McDermott & Bull works with a large number of prestigious clients in a variety of industries, including Allergan, Vizio, Sunwest Bank, Mattel, Western Digital, Black & Decker, Panda Restaurant Group, Smile Brands, Boeing, Fox Rent-A-Car, Meguiar’s, Union Bank, and Experian.