Who are we:

McDermott + Bull Europe is a retained 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 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 Europe was formed after Milo Zegerius and Norbert Meijer, Partners at Interconsultants Executive Search together with Rod McDermott, CEO of McDermott + Bull acquired Interconsultants Executive Search, an Amsterdam-based boutique executive search firm founded in 1984. As a major player in the European Executive Search world for over 30 years, Interconsultants Executive Search completed hundreds of search assignments for leading European and global clients.

The formation of McDermott + Bull Europe gives McDermott + Bull access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott + Bull a true global player.

With team members located throughout the United States and Europe, McDermott + Bull has access to most impressive executive talent.
McDermott + Bull Europe is a member of the McDermott + Bull Family.
McDermott + Bull Executive Search, based in Irvine, California is one of the largest Executive Search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms and is a retained Search firm that partners with leading companies to identify and recruit leaders for permanent roles.
Interim leaders
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.
Executive Network
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.

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Our Offices:

Amstelveen, NL
Madrid, E
Irvine, US
Los Angeles, US
San Diego, US
New York, US
Denver, US
Nashville, US
Hailey, US
Vancouver, Can

International Network:

Saudi Arabia
Hong Kong
New Zealand
1 October 2018

McDermott + Bull Recruits Senior Vice President, Head of Business Banking for Banc of California

    September 28, 2018 – McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Matt Ashworth as Senior Vice President, Head of Business Banking with Banc […]
22 September 2018

McDermott + Bull Expands into Canada and Deepens Global Bench

September 21, 2018 – McDermott & Bull, a premier executive search firm and trusted advisor to leading corporations and private equity groups, is opening offices in Vancouver. Paul Gibbons, a […]
12 September 2018

McDermott + Bull Finds Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales for Scooter’s Coffee

  September 11, 2018 – McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Cris Bengis as Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales with Scooter’s Coffee.  This […]
23 August 2018

Topsporters in het bedrijfsleven: Teun de Nooijer Principal Consultant McDermott + Bull Europe

Vijf jaar geleden stopte Teun de Nooijer met hockeyen. Met het Nederlands elftal won hij twee keer Olympisch goud, werd Europees en wereldkampioen en won zes keer […]



McDermott + Bull Europe has over 30 years of Global industry experience in providing Human Resource solutions to top national and international companies in a variety of industries. We specialize in the sourcing of top candidates for senior and middle management positions.

Over the years we developed methods and techniques, which have given us the ability to present the perfect candidates within the space of two months.
Our experienced team of consultants provides professional recruitment services to a number of local and international companies for senior management positions in the corporate sector. They possess the necessary expertise to evaluate and understand the needs of our clients and thus are able to match the ideal candidate that can add the most value to their business.
We believe that the personalities of our candidates are just as important as their qualifications and their experience. By focusing on the “culture fit” within the organization, we source high value, talented individuals who match the core values of our clients with the technical skills and qualifications to match.
The successes of our clients are partly dependent on the proven knowledge, quality and commitment of its employees. With over 30 years of experience McDermott + Bull Executive Search makes an important contribution to that success!


At McDermott + Bull Europe, our core values have been our guiding principles, which have helped us to forge enduring successful partnerships with a large number of clients.

Specialisation McDermott + Bull Europe possess in-depth knowledge of all the major disciplines within a great number of industries.
Flexibility Our individual, in-depth approach to the needs of our customers/clients goes beyond the traditional boundaries of “executive search” which is translated into a full Human Resource consultancy.
Velocity We pride ourselves in our proven ability of serving our clients in an accurate and timely manner. We take the goals and deadlines of our clients very seriously and strive to meet every deadline in this manner.
Specialised solutions The experienced, versatile, industry-oriented team of specialists and partners of McDermott + Bull Europe are supported by in-depth research, administrative support and back-up.
International We are committed to international and national Search while at the same time not losing sight of the local requirements of each individual country.
Experience Our client base includes highly respected Fortune 500 companies, but also a number of small, new and upcoming companies across the globe. Our greatest strength lies in the level of dedication and commitment to every assignment that we undertake.
Personalised service We are small enough to ensure our full and personal attention to each assignment and modern enough to provide diversity of expertise.
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McDermott + Bull is a member firm of an affiliated network of independent retained executive search firms with members in virtually every major market. Through its affiliates, McDermott + Bull’s clients get the best of both worlds – an entrepreneurial approach coupled with international reach and perspective.

Our Offices: Amstelveen, NL , Madrid, E Irvine, US Los Angeles, US San Diego, US New York, US Denver, US Nashville, US Hailey, US Vancouver, Can

International Netwrok: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK , UAE, Saudi Arabia, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore


Our team boasts seven executive search consultants. Our team of consultants have gained local and international experience at senior management level. This expertise gives us the ability to evaluate and understand the needs of our clients and thus enabling us to match the ideal candidate that can add the most value to their business.

Milo Zegerius

Managing Partner

+316 5473 7118

Milo Zegerius graduated in Economic Law at the HEAO. Milo started his career at one of the fastest growing fast food organisations in Europe. After a successful time with the company, which included the role of COO Milo made the transition to Interconsultants, where he started his recruitment career as a consultant, working his way up and became a partner in 2002.
Milo is Managing Partner and co-founder of McDermott + Bull Europe.

Norbert Meijer

Managing Partner

+316 5339 3082

In 1987 Norbert Meijer graduated in Business Administration from the Technical College. After his military service as an officer of Cavalry, Norbert worked at ICL, Ricoh and Samsung in various national and international senior management positions. Norbert has been a partner at Interconsultants since 2009.
Norbert is Managing Partner and co-founder of McDermott + Bull Europe.

Rod McDermott

Managing Partner

+194 9753 1700

Rod received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business from the University of California, Los Angeles. Rod is CEO and co-founder of McDermott + Bull Executive Search and MB Interim Leaders, headquartered in Orange County, California.
Prior to establishing McDermott + Bull, Rod was Executive Vice President and Managing Director at DHR International, Inc. Before joining DHR International, Rod served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Dartron, Inc. Rod currently serves on the Boards of Partners Bank of California and The Mission Hospital Foundation. Together with Milo Zegerius and Norbert Meijer, Rod is the co-founder of McDermott + Bull Europe.

Ian Kronig

Principal Consultant

+346 7708 1864

Ian Kronig is a Historian, who is fluent in 6 languages. He graduated from the Utrecht University in 1994, specialising in International Economic Relations. Ian has been living in Spain since the early 90’s. After gaining many years of experience in Commerce and Project Management, he chose the Human Resources sector. He was also the co-owner and founder of Acttiv Leisure Projects S.A. and part of his responsibilities included the recruitment and selection in Europe. Ian has been a Principal Consultant at McDermott + Bull Europe since 2012 and is responsible for the Spanish office in Madrid, which serves the Southern European market.

Serge Spoelstra

Principal Consultant

+316 2904 1140

Serge Spoelstra graduated as a Master in International Sports Management at the Johan Cruijff Institute. Serge brings over 20 years of experience in executive search, business development, executive coaching, team building and sports. Serge is empathic, creative, result driven and has the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels. Serge joined McDermott + Bull Europe as a principal consultant in 2017.

Teun de Nooijer

Principal Consultant

+316 2953 6699

Teun combined his studies Commercial Economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam with a very successful athletic career in field hockey. He is a record international player who participated 5 times at the Olympic games and won several Olympic, European and national titles. Teun has worked as a consultant, for VODW and later for Clifford Chance. He is active as coach both in the corporate world as well as in sports since 2009. Teun joined McDermott + Bull Europe in 2017 as Principal Consultant.

Adélaïde Kanyange

Executive Recruitment Consultant

+316 1033 1161

Adélaïde graduated from the University of Groningen with a bachelors degree in International and European Law. She is fluent in 4 languages and started her career in credit management and recruitment before joining McDermott + Bull Europe as an Executive Recruitment Consultant in 2017.

Jetse Reijenga

Senior Advisor & Former Founder

+316 5323 5582

Interconsultants Executive Search was founded by Drs. Jetse Reijenga in 1984 on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam. Currently Jetse is Senior Advisor for McDermott + Bull Europe. Jetse Reijenga worked in various senior positions for companies such as: KLM (Air France) Amsterdam, Olivetti Milan, Avery Dennison Pasadena and Premier Industrial Corporation Cleveland. He was also the owner and founder of Reijenga en Partners, an advertising agency in Amsterdam. He received his Doctorate in economics, psychology and sociology, a combined study at the University of Groningen.

Dolf Hoeks

Senior Advisor

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Since January 2018 is Dolf Hoeks associated with McDermott + Bull as Senior Advisor. Dolf holds a masters degree in Law of Tilburg University and started his career early eighties in the life & pension insurance sector specializing in Dutch multinationals. He consecutively was employee benefit consultant at William M. Mercer B.V., Director and co-founder of MeesConsult B.V., Managing Director of Watson Wyatt B.V., Partner & Head of International Benefits at Watson Wyatt Brans & Co., Country Manager at Russell Mellon, Head of International Benefits at Hewitt Associates B.V. and Partner & Senior Business Developer at Aon Hewitt. Throughout his career Dolf worked with multi-disciplinairy international teams on a wide variety of HR solutions for international companies.

Chris Matteo

+316 4135 0154

'Chris Matteo is a Political Scientist, having most recently served as a Robert Schuman Fellow at the European Parliament. He completed his Master's in European Studies at King’s College London in 2015, and prior to that, obtained Bachelor’s Degrees in both Political Science and French at Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina His research and professional specializations are in European security, Russia, Eastern Europe, and the transatlantic relationship. Eager to explore a new industry and the private sector, Chris joined McDermott + Bull Europe in March 2018 where he utilizes his academic research skills to locate the best talent for our executive searches.


IInterconsultants Executive Search was founded by Jetse Reijenga in 1984 as a spin-off from a renowned Swiss agency, which has been active in the Benelux since the seventies. Since then Jetse has continued to build a solid firm and network in a variety of industries.

In recent decades, the company has completed hundreds of assignments, for both large, well-known international companies as well as the smaller SME’s looking to grow their businesses with highly qualified individuals.

In 2017, Milo Zegerius and Norbert Meijer, Partners at Interconsultants Executive Search, together with Rod McDermott, CEO of McDermott + Bull, acquired Interconsultants Executive Search and formed McDermott + Bull Europe.

McDermott + Bull Europe gives the McDermott + Bull access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott + Bull a true global player.


With over 30 years of experience, we possess of the methods and techniques to source the right candidate, who match the agreed criteria and competencies necessary to perform the role by using Direct Search.

Our recruitment process is as follows:

Briefing Our strategy includes thorough preparation in order to familiarise ourselves with the client and the various departments within the organisation, their management style as well as their company culture. We therefore, conduct multiple conversations at various levels within the organisation of the client.

Analysis of the corporate culture, preparation of job specifications and candidate profiles We analyse the different positions in the organisation with the associated objectives, challenges and identify any foreseeable problems. We also analyse the current and future desired culture within the organisation and/or department. We pay special attention to ongoing changes. These are very important aspects for the growth and future prospects of both the organisation as well as the candidate. We create the job specification and the candidate profiles. Once the client has approved these specifications, we:

Develop a marketing concept We develop an innovative strategy on how to attract potential candidates and get them excited about working for your company. We identify the client’s Unique Selling Points and determine how we can utilize and positively communicate these selling points to the candidate. If need be, we will also develop a media plan.

Create a search strategy We identify the target areas to source and target the most qualified candidates and we also analyse the direct competitors and parallel industries. We locate candidates with extensive experience in the industry. We narrow the geographical search area down. We select the search method, source selection, and networking and communication techniques. Then we put our research team together.

Develop an interviewing strategy We develop an interviewing strategy for selecting and qualifying candidates where we establish their professional and personal characteristics.

Research An intensive marketing strategy for approaching candidates through research based on our comprehensive database, resources, extensive networks coupled with our in-depth industry experience.

Create Master List of Candidates We create a master list of potential candidates for internal use.

Interviews with McDermott + Bull Europe During the interview session, we analyse, qualify and assess the potential candidate’s background, education, characteristics, qualities and achievements. We perform reference checks and prepare a Candidate Profile for the qualified and selected candidates to present to the client.

Compose a shortlist of candidates We present the client with a shortlist of qualified candidates. In addition to this, each candidate profile will be accompanied by a confidential Personal History document consisting of an overview of their personal information, training, work experience, motivation and a brief explanation of their personal traits and characteristics. From experience we have learned that we have to present two to five shortlisted candidates. We discuss each individual personally; on this basis the client can choose which candidates they would like to meet.

Candidate presentations and interviews We arrange the interviews between the client and the candidates. One of our partners is always present at the initial interview to provide an introduction and a “climate setting”. Each interview is subsequently evaluated. This is often followed by a second interview with other stakeholders, if required; one of our consultants will be present during this interview.

Assess the candidates Based on the findings of the client with respect to the candidates, which have been presented, the final candidate is selected.

Sign the contract If so required, we can negotiate the contract with the candidate on behalf of the client.

Commence employment Evaluation during employment We track the development of the candidate within the organisation. Approximately three months after commencement, this will be followed by an evaluation of the selection process with the client and McDermott + Bull Europe.

Guarantee If the employment contract is terminated by the client within six months after the candidate’s commencement, or if the candidate decides to terminate the employment contract within six months, McDermott + Bull Europe shall start the recruit process again.


Candidates can expect the utmost discretion with respect to any personal information that they have entrusted McDermott + Bull Europe with. We will never use the personal information of the candidates without their express consent. In addition, we keep the candidates fully informed of the recruitment process during the assignment. This unfortunately, is one aspect that is often neglected by many other recruiters, which in turn creates unnecessary confusion or false expectations.

At McDermott + Bull Europe the candidates are subjected to a rigorous review of their motivations for a possible change. In the addition, we do not only assess the candidates on substantive work performance but through specific interview techniques, we also establish whether the candidate will fit into the client’s culture. If so required and desired, McDermott + Bull Europe shall provide candidates with the necessary coaching on interviews with employers, their curriculum vitae and other related matters. After placement, we often remain in contact with our candidates for years to come.


Below you will find a list of McDermott + Bull Europe most recent and current assignments:
  • CFO – Healthcare
  • Director Logistics – ICT
  • Plant Director – Packaging
  • Sales Director – Packaging (USA)
  • Business Development Manager Automotive (Germany)
  • Product Manager EMEA – Printing Industry
  • Trader – Biofuels
  • Commercial Manager - Organic Waste 
  • Sr. Export Manager - Packaging Industry
  • HR Director – FMCG
  • Finance Manager - Printing Industry (North Africa)
  • Business Unit Controller – Services Industry
  • Commercial Manager Real Estate – Engineering 
  • Production Director – Food
  • Sr. Sourcing Manager – Medical Devices
  • Business Unit Manager – Building Materials
  • Technical & Maintenance Manager – Chemicals
  • Sales Manager Europe – Packaging Industry 
  • Senior Engineer – Electric Components (France)
  • Account Manager Automotive – Automotive (Germany)
  • Global Business Development Manager – Toys 
  • Sr. Account Manager – Components
  • Country Manager - Retail
  • Account Director - Industrial Services
  • After Market Business Manager EMEA - Printing
  • Business Development Manager - Industry (Germany)

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