IRVINE, CA – Boyle Ogata Bregman Executive Search (BOB Search), THE aerospace and defense executive search firm, is celebrating its 40th anniversary since inception in 1979.

Originally founded in April 1979 by James “Michael” Boyle, BOB Search began as J. Michael & Associates. The firm first began its foray into aerospace and defense working with Northrop Grumman as a strategic partner, recruiting for the B2 Bomber program. Since that time, BOB Search has continued its exclusive focus within aerospace and defense, becoming a leading retained executive search firm in the sector, working with over 350 clients across the aerospace and defense landscape.

Michael Boyle, Chairman and CEO of BOB Search, commenting on the occasion said: “It makes me so proud to see what BOB Search has become and how we are positioned, as we begin the transition to our next generation of leadership at the firm.  We could not have made it to this point without the contributions of many people, past and present at the firm, but I must particularly thank my former partners, Keith Ogata and Mark Bregman, along with long time recruiters, Nick Zanze and Teri Formanek.”

Michael went on to say: “We also could have never made it to this point without our many returning clients.  We cut our teeth in the 1980s supporting Northrop and sincerely thank them for their contributions to the collective domain expertise at the firm today.  It also makes me extremely proud to see people we placed in mid-level roles in the 1980s and 1990s serving in executive leadership capacities across the industry today.  Their efforts and success have positively contributed to our reputation within the aerospace and defense sectors.”

About Boyle Ogata Bregman Executive Search (BOB Search)

BOB Search is a boutique retained executive search firm based in Irvine, CA, providing senior executive level retained search exclusively to the aerospace and defense industry. BOB Search delivers expertise on executive level leadership, C-Suite, GM/President, Vice President, and Director; across all functions of an organization, Sales, Operations, Engineering, Finance, Quality, Supply Chain, and Human Resources. The company’s niche industry positioning offers clients the same domain expertise and access to top-level talent across the globe as larger firms, with the service and responsiveness of a national boutique firm.


About Boyle Ogata Bregman

BOB Search has significant additional expertise, experience, and competency in Management Assessment, Organizational Analysis, Compensation Design, Executive Coaching, Candidate Sourcing, Recruitment Training, and more. Learn about our Talent Management Suite.

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