Our History

Our History Timeline

1979

Company Formation

J. Michael Group formed by Michael Boyle and Keith Ogata

1981

B-2 Program

1981-88, firm places 400+ engineers with Northrop Grumman on a new, classified program, the B-2 program

1990s

High Tech

After Cold War, defense downturn moves firm into telecom, data, satellites, GPS and other high-tech sectors.

1994

Performance Based Search System

Mark Bregman joins firm and implements the Performance Based Search System

1996

Gulfstream

Firm begins 20 year relationship with Gulfstream, and has now filled 140+ positions with them

1997

AIRS

Firm in the first class at AIRS, and becomes an early adopter of internet research for recruiting

1999

BOB Search

Firm name changed to Boyle Ogata Bregman, and launch of www.bobsearch.com

2001

Aero/Defense Focus

BOB Search refocuses on core competency in Aerospace & Defense

2002

Tech Coast Angels

BOB Search sponsors TCA, a start-up funding organization

2002

Diversity

BOB Search leads year-long diversity recruiting program for Northrop Grumman

2000s

Subsystems / Components

BOB Search supports recruitment at many key subsystem and component manufacturers including Senior Aerospace, GKN, Meggitt

2000s

Defense Upswing

War and increased defense spending create upswing in defense hiring. BOB Search supports General Dynamics, Raytheon, Airborne Systems, HDT and L-3 Communications

2004-08

Training

BOB Search presents at Harvard Business School Conference, YPO, Grad School and TCA events on Hiring, Career Management and Networking

2006

LinkedIn Groups

BOB Search creates Groups on LinkedIn: Aerospace Executive Network (now 7600 members) and Defense Executive Network (now 6000 members)

2010s

Private Equity

BOB Search supports leadership changes resulting from M&A, building relationships with many PE and VC firms

2012

Women in Defense

BOB Search is instrumental in creating Greater Los Angeles Chapter of Women in Defense (division of NDIA)

2012

A&D Forum

Michael Boyle joins board of the Aerospace & Defense Forum

2014

BOB Leadership

Kaitlyn Nash and Ryan Boyle become Vice Presidents of BOB Search

2016

AIA

BOB Search joins the Aerospace Industries Association

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