Our History Timeline
J. Michael Group formed by Michael Boyle and Keith Ogata
1981-88, firm places 400+ engineers with Northrop Grumman on a new, classified program, the B-2 program
After Cold War, defense downturn moves firm into telecom, data, satellites, GPS and other high-tech sectors.
Mark Bregman joins firm and implements the Performance Based Search System
Firm begins 20 year relationship with Gulfstream, and has now filled 140+ positions with them
Firm in the first class at AIRS, and becomes an early adopter of internet research for recruiting
Firm name changed to Boyle Ogata Bregman, and launch of www.bobsearch.com
BOB Search refocuses on core competency in Aerospace & Defense
BOB Search sponsors TCA, a start-up funding organization
BOB Search leads year-long diversity recruiting program for Northrop Grumman
BOB Search supports recruitment at many key subsystem and component manufacturers including Senior Aerospace, GKN, Meggitt
War and increased defense spending create upswing in defense hiring. BOB Search supports General Dynamics, Raytheon, Airborne Systems, HDT and L-3 Communications
BOB Search presents at Harvard Business School Conference, YPO, Grad School and TCA events on Hiring, Career Management and Networking
BOB Search creates Groups on LinkedIn: Aerospace Executive Network (now 7600 members) and Defense Executive Network (now 6000 members)
BOB Search supports leadership changes resulting from M&A, building relationships with many PE and VC firms
BOB Search is instrumental in creating Greater Los Angeles Chapter of Women in Defense (division of NDIA)
Michael Boyle joins board of the Aerospace & Defense Forum
Kaitlyn Nash and Ryan Boyle become Vice Presidents of BOB Search
BOB Search joins the Aerospace Industries Association
Mastering the Art of Networking
You arrive alone. You don’t know anyone. As your eyes search the room in a sea of strangers, you see everyone joyfully engaged in conversation and you’re on your own.…...
BOB Search has Reached its 40th Year
Our industry-leading executive search firm focused on aerospace and defense was initially founded in April 1979 by James "Michael" Boyle as J. Michael & Associates. Soon after the firm established…...