McDermott & Bull announced the acquisition of Denver-based Prime-Core Executive Search and the addition of Ken Dropiewski as Principal Consultant. Dropiewski will join the firm’s Life Sciences Group, specializing in the Med-Tech space.

“The addition of Ken to our firm is a huge win for McDermott & Bull,” said Rod McDermott, CEO. “As we broaden our footprint and expand into new markets, it’s imperative for us to maintain our focus on the diverse and unique needs of our clients. The only way to do that is to make sure that we have the right team in place, and Ken’s extensive experience in Med-Tech and impressive record in placing top talent at leading companies make him the ideal partner to our clients.”

Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, Dropiewski operated Prime-Core Executive Search for over a decade. Dropiewski has worked in all areas of Medical Device and Biotech, but is especially known for his expertise spanning over twenty years in the cardiac, interventional, and vascular niche. In his tenure as a Search Consultant, he has partnered with some of the industry’s most innovative healthcare companies including Medtronic, Abbott, and Abiomed, as well as numerous high growth startups and mid-cap companies to place key contributors and build dynamic teams. Prior to his search career, Dropiewski worked at healthcare giants Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson and is the current President of the Rocky Mountain Association of Recruiters (RMAR).

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join such a world-class retained search firm as McDermott & Bull. Rod and the McDermott & Bull team share my vision of superior service and execution to solve the most challenging hiring needs for top-tier organizations,” said Dropiewski. “This acquisition allows me to amplify my practice and the focus I’m giving to executives and investors in the Med-Tech space. I look forward to working with the other consultants in the McDermott & Bull Life Sciences Group to increase our effectiveness across the country and beyond.”

Dropiewski received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Central Michigan University and his MBA from the University of Colorado-Denver with a track in Entrepreneurial Studies and Leadership Development.