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Catherine McGuinness, Managing Director

Catherine is a recruiting expert with over 25 years in corporate recruiting and executive search.  Before joining Preod in February 2008, Cathy managed sales, service, operations and general management executive search engagements for the $40+Billion Americas region for Dell Inc., a Fortune 50 company.  During her time with Dell, Cathy also had responsibility for executive recruiting for corporate services (IT, Finance, HR, Legal) for this global organization.   Her work experience spans leadership development, executive assessments and onboarding. 

Prior to ten years with Dell, Cathy worked on the executive search side, inclusive of five years with Heidrick & Struggles.  She started her career in the London office of Russell Reynolds Associates.

Cathy has also served as President of the Fordham University Alumni Association.

In addition to executive recruiting, Cathy is the author of the best-selling Emperors' ClothesPart cautionary tale, part farce, Emperors' Clothes tells the story of two executives and one mob boss who put a Sopranos-style spin on corporate strategy.

Cathy holds a BA in English Literature from Fordham University.

Woody Brittain, Senior Advisor

Preod is sorry to announce the passing of Willard Woodson Brittain on Jan 25, 2013.  Surrounded by family and friends, Woody Brittain passed away peacefully after waging a courageous battle with ALS.

Woody founded Preod after a very successful career, culminating in his position as COO, with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He had also been the COO of PwC Consulting, the spinout from PricewaterhouseCoopers.  While he was COO, over 100 separate Price Waterhouse firms were merged into a single globally integrated organization.  This was followed by the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand to create the then world's largest professional services organization. 

Woody served on the board of several public companies, had served as national treasurer for the National Urban League, on the Harvard Business School Dean's Board of Advisors and on the Advisory Board for the ORD Leadership Forum at Yale.

A true partner, Woody will be missed.

Donald Neville, Director

Don Neville has a strong financial and operating background with 25 years of broad management and military experience. He has served as CFO and CEO of private and public companies in the real estate, security, high technology, software and manufacturing industries. Don's direct experience includes financial reporting, internal controls/SOX, strategic planning, capital markets activities, mergers and acquisitions, public/private offerings, international technology joint ventures, human resources, information technology, insurance/risk management and SEC reporting.

In addition to his responsibilities with Preod, Don currently serves as CFO for Field Asset Services, one of the nation’s leading real estate field service companies.  Additionally, he serves as a Director and chairs the Audit Committee for One World Foods Inc., which developed and markets the Stubb’s BBQ product line.  Don previously held senior leadership roles at Reddwerks, Argyle Security, ClearCube Technology, and Plasmaco following several years at Deloitte and Touche. He has a BS in Accounting from Fordham University in New York and received his CPA from NY State in 1991.  Don served from 1988 to 2003 as a Captain in the United States Army Reserves and received numerous awards and decorations.

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