Steven Douglas Associates Launches Latin America Search Practice

October 14, 2016 – Executive search firm Steven Douglas Associates has launched a dedicated Latin America search practice and added Juan Moreno as vice president for the region.

Mr. Moreno brings extensive executive search experience with an in-depth understanding of the issues affecting and impacting Latin America. His background includes building management teams for a wide variety of companies in the industrial, manufacturing, financial and natural resources industries in both Latin America and Mexico. In addition, he has built management teams in Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Mexico, as well as in Spain.

Prior to Steven Douglas, Mr. Moreno was a principal at Canadian-based search firm The Bedford Consulting Group, where he focused on providing talent to a variety of industries, including finance, mining, energy, water, infrastructure, manufacturing and agribusiness in Latin America.

“The creation of our LATAM practice is a natural extension of our South Florida operations, given we are headquartered in the ‘Gateway to the Americas,'” said Matt Shore, Steven Douglas president. “This new practice will offer our clients with LATAM operations a broader reach to in-country talent and Juan brings tremendous experience and connections in the area. His in-depth understanding of and community ties to Latin America make him the perfect talent acquisition partner.”

Steven Douglas Associates is a boutique search firm serving emerging and middle-market to Fortune 500 companies throughout the U.S. The firm is composed of two divisions: a search division focused on placing senior level management in accounting / finance, information technology, wealth management, sales, marketing & operations and human resources; and a project resources division that provides clients with senior level professionals on an interim or project basis. Areas of expertise include finance & accounting, information technology, internal audit & compliance, and human resources.

Continued Growth

Just recently, Steven Douglas Associates named Vivian Gonzalez-Padilla as managing director, search division, for central Florida. She has over 13 years of experience in executive search with a specialty in accounting and finance recruiting. She focuses on providing search services for mid-market to Fortune 500 companies in the areas of accounting, financial reporting, treasury, and finance from mid-level management to C-level executives. Prior to joining Steven Douglas, Ms. Gonzalez-Padilla managed boutique search firm Tews Company.

This past spring, the firm opened a new office in Baltimore. Managing director Matthew Beck transferred from its Florida office to lead the new location. Mr. Beck has been with the firm for over four years and has been instrumental in the firm’s growth. He has a track record of delivering mid management to executive level talent to various organizations, including small concerns to Fortune 500 companies throughout South Florida.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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