Executive Network Facilitators

The McDermott + Bull Executive Network partners with an array of facilitators with accomplished executive careers and backgrounds in executive coaching.

Coaching for Leaders Roundtable
Jason Levi Pinegar
Partner
McDermott + Bull Executive Search
LinkedIn

Jason serves as a Managing Director for McDermott + Bull and helps his clients by attracting and securing game-changing leadership talent to their executive teams. He specializes in ensuring close alignment with an organization’s unique mission, values, and culture. Jason brings valuable knowledge and competence as an accomplished business management consultant, with prominence in leadership development and managing organizational change. His broad academic foundation and applied experience within multiple industries, including developing, evaluating, and improving people and performance, allows Jason to work intimately and effectively with his clients.

C-Suite Roundtable
Denae Bluethmann
Senior Vice President of Recruiting + Development
McDermott + Bull Executive Search
LinkedIn

Denae serves as the Senior Vice President of Recruiting + Development where she co-leads McDermott + Bull’s internal recruiting and research team. Denae joined McDermott + Bull in 2001 as a Senior Recruiter and the firm’s first employee! In 2002, she became Director of the McDermott + Bull Executive Network and established programs to help connect senior executives to their peers and the firm. Denae is passionate about coaching and in 2010 founded Executive Career Group in order to guide senior executives through difficult career transitions. During this time, she also supported Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 120 technology company, with talent acquisition projects and recruiting their critial Director + VP-level talent.

Coaching for Financial Leaders Roundtable
Nathaniel Swokowski Senior Executive Recruiter
McDermott + Bull Executive Search
LinkedIn

Nathaniel serves as Senior Executive Recruiter for McDermott + Bull, where he partners with Managing Directors on executive-level searches. Prior to joining McDermott + Bill, Nathaniel built teams and rapidly scaled business units at companies like Apple, Carvana, and Yelp. Regardless of the industry, Nathaniel is driven through connection and is fueled by the convergence of passion and profession. Nathaniel is also involved in several community service and nonprofit organizations.

Canada Executive Networking Group
Alex Verdecchia
Principal
McDermott + Bull, Canada
LinkedIn

As Principal with McDermott + Bull, Canada, Alex brings over 16 years of experience in executive search. He has a strong track record in success partnering with client organizations to deliver best-in-class talent in a diverse set of industries and functional areas. Early in his career, Alex cut his teeth in a boutique search firm specializing in academic recruitment. Prior to joining McDermott + Bull, Alex served as a Senior Associate for an international search firm where he took a broader portfolio which included healthcare and life sciences, NPOs, and professional services. He was responsible for the placement of C-Suite and senior leaders originating in Canada and internationally.

Canada Executive Networking Group
Paul Gibbons
Managing Partner
McDermott + Bull Executive Search
LinkedIn

Paul serves as the Managing Partner of McDermott + Bull Canada, where he offers 20 years of proven achievement in executive-level talent acquisition across North America and internationally. He is a driving force in assisting corporate clients to engage and recruit key executives in a variety of industries, markets, and functional disciplines. Paul’s focus is working with privately-held companies and private equity firms that require key executive talent in competitive business environments.

Fill-In Facilitator
Sun-Sun de Swaan
Managing Director
McDermott + Bull Executive Search
LinkedIn

Sun-Sun brings nearly 20 years of real estate experience and works with clients across the sector, including firms involved with investment, development, financing, and property management. She has experience in a variety of functions across the industry, shaping her expertise and ability to deliver best-in-class talent to clients across the board. 

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Executive Networking Group
Tom Oser
CEO
Pipeline Strategies Consulting
LinkedIn

Tom Oser is a consultant, professional speaker, educator, and coach. He is focused on transformations, including guiding post-merger integrations, digital transformations, and process and performance improvements; developing broader mindsets for business executives to become more tech-savvy and data-driven; and developing business acumen among technologists and subject matter experts. Tom has consulted with global firms, such as EY, Cap Gemini, and Infosys Consulting, delivering strategic planning through hands-on operational execution. During his time at boutique strategy firms, he has coached, mentored, and delivered strategic planning for executive teams from global, enterprise-level companies to startups in the venture accelerators ecosystem. As an executive, he has led corporate finance and operations integration for a $1B merger, and he has headed national sales to grow two company divisions from $200M to $300M. In parallel with consulting, Tom teaches MBA courses at top business schools, including Wharton, Pepperdine, and UCLA, and he is a certified executive coach.

Executive Networking Group
Julian Ortiz
Founder + Managing Partner
The Trans4hrm Group
LinkedIn

Julian is an executive coach, business consultant, mentor and success story enabler.  For more than 30 years, he has enabled senior leaders and their companies across the globe to better understand value opportunities, set priorities, execute effectively, and build capabilities to thrive, learn and improve continuously.  In his client work, Julian uses a unique blend of coaching and advice fused with cognitive analysis, emotional intelligence, introspection and storytelling. He loves seeing how his clients gain clarity, declare their success narratives, and pursue more authentic and confident paths towards their priorities—as persons, in-role leaders and on behalf of their organizations.

Canada Executive Networking Group
Elena Giorgetti
Certified Career Coach + Founder
Make an Impact Career Coaching
LinkedIn

Elena Giorgetti is a Certified Career Coach, with an ACC credential from ICF, and a Certified Organizational Coach from the University of British Columbia. Elena started her career as a recruiter at a Fortune 500 global consulting firm and worked in both Europe and North America. She brings over 10 years experience as a Career Coach with one of Canada’s top business schools. Her experience as both a recruitment insider and a career development specialist enables her to offer a unique blend of support and guidance to her clients. Elena is passionate about connecting people to their inner potential and she is recognized for her empathy, spontaneous sense of humor, and goal-oriented approach. 

Europe Roundtable
Norbert Meijer
Managing Partner
McDermott + Bull Europe
LinkedIn

Norbert serves as Managing Partner at McDermott + Bull Europe, specializing in recruiting hard to find executive talent for critical positions. After his military service as an officer of the Cavalry, Norbert worked at ICL, RICOH, and Samsung in various national and international senior management positions. Norbert was a previous partner at Interconsultants Executive Search, prior to McDermott + Bull’s acquisition.

Europe Roundtable
Milo Zegerius
Managing Partner
McDermott + Bull Europe
LinkedIn

Milo serves as a Managing Partner at McDermott + Bull Europe, focusing on serving national and international clients with his deep expertise in Executive Search. Milo started his career at one of the fastest growing fast food organizations in Europe. After a successful time with the company, which included the role of COO in 1997, Milo made the transition to Interconsultants Executive Search, where he started his recruitment career as a consultant and eventually a partner, prior to McDermott + Bull’s acquisition. Milo Zegerius graduated from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in economic law.

Europe Roundtable
Teun de Nooijer
Partner
McDermott + Bull Europe
LinkedIn

Teun serves as a Partner at McDermott + Bull Europe, focusing on growing the European business with his experience in business development. Teun has been an entrepreneur for over 10 years, coaching his clients on leadership, corporate culture, personal development, and winning strategies. He is a record international field hockey player and participated in five Olympic Games. Teun joined McDermott + Bull in 2017 successfully combining his corporate and athletic careers.