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StevenDouglas, one of the nation’s leading boutique Search and Interim Resources firms, is a recognized leader in identifying and providing access to top talent since 1984. Our client base is industry agnostic and ranges from start-ups and emerging middle-market to Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms. StevenDouglas is known for having experience in a variety of key areas of expertise, as well as rapid-growth, highly competitive practices, such as IT Staffing & Consulting.

StevenDouglas History

In 1984, at 25 years old, Steve Sadaka founded StevenDouglas, a Search firm based in Miami, serving the entire region. He quit his accounting career to start his own firm, which was exciting but also a very scary time as he did not come from money and had no safety net. Also, the Executive Search business, has lots of peaks and valleys so Steve had to be very conservative and not get ahead of himself in case of a downturn.

Initially, Steve’s growth strategy was predicated on the expansion of the region he was serving. In the 80’s, the primary industry in Miami was Banking so the firm’s initial focus was on the financial services and wealth management sectors due to demand for talent in those areas. As the South Florida economy grew, Steve transitioned the firm to include the Real Estate and Construction sector as another specialty with many company headquarters establishing themselves in the area. Also, with Florida as a tourism hub, the Hospitality sector took off and the cruise line industry was born with all the major players calling Florida home.

Other industries such as Retail and Transportation started to emerge with expansion all over the region. A major airline was based in Miami, so manufacturers & distributors emerged to service this big customer, and the aging population drove demand in the Healthcare sector. Steve continues his strategy of responding to client needs and market demands by expanding services to include high-growth niche specialties, such as CyberSecurity and IT Staffing. Today, StevenDouglas operates across the United States, including a presence in Latin America and Canada.


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StevenDouglas, one of the nation’s leading boutique Search and Interim Resources firms, has been a recognized leader in identifying and providing access to top talent for corporate clients since 1984.

Our client base is industry agnostic and ranges from start-ups and emerging middle-market to Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms.

Solutions And Expertise

  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • IT Staffing & Consulting
  • Agriculture
  • Banking
  • Commercial Banking
  • Construction
  • Consumer
  • Cybersecurity
  • Distribution
  • Family Offices
  • Hedge Funds
  • Industrial
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Mining
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Data/Analytics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

StevenDouglas Continues with Growth & Expansion Plans, Hires New Practice Leader

Executive search firm StevenDouglas has expanded its search staff in recent months and named Angelica Chadwick as head of its technology search practice in central Florida. She joined the firm to help establish and build the firm’s technology practice in the Tampa Bay area, furthering both StevenDouglas’ Florida and national capabilities. “In response to the economic downturn

Surge in Jobless Claims Continues

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.98 million claims. More than 36.5 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past two months, representing the biggest loss in U.S. history.

StevenDouglas Expands Presence in Seattle, Names Practice Leader

Executive search firm StevenDouglas is expanding its presence in Seattle to include information technology search, staffing and consulting services. The firm also named Eamon Reilly to managing director, Seattle, to lead the practice. Mr. Reilly, a Seattle native, is focusing on supporting the expansion of the firm’s IT staffing and search service capabilities on the West Coast

StevenDouglas Opens New Office in Bethesda

Executive search firm StevenDouglas is continuing its recent expansion with the addition of a new office in Bethesda, MD. This brings the firm’s total number of U.S. locations to 18. Elana Burr will be running the office with a focus on expanding the firm’s capabilities in providing IT staffing and search services locally. Shawn Redwine will be

Press Releases

StevenDouglas Thrives and Expands in Key Markets During A Year Where Recruiting Industry is Plagued With Layoffs

(September 10, 2020) StevenDouglas, a national search and interim resources firm headquartered in South Florida since 1984, recently announced multiple hires and growth in key markets. In response to the economic downturn caused by the pandemic, many competitors nationally are shuttering offices and cutting employees in 2020. Conversely, StevenDoulgas has quietly and strategically expanded the

As StevenDouglas Grows, the Firm’s Positive Impact is Getting Recognition

Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. – April 30, 2019 – StevenDouglas ranked #1 on The List of Top Executive Search Firms in South Florida in 2018 by the South Florida Business Journal (SFBJ), marking the fourth time in the last 5 years.  Also, the firm’s President, Matt Shore, is featured in an accompanying article on Executive Search,

StevenDouglas Acquires Tallience

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, April 6, 2018 – StevenDouglas has completed the acquisition of Tallience, a full service Technology Search, Staffing and Consulting firm. As part of the acquisition, one of the Founding Partners, Tim Baron, is joining StevenDouglas as Managing Director of the Washington DC Metro office, bringing a very experienced and talented team with him.

StevenDouglas Partners with NFL player Jason Taylor on the “Read to Succeed Initiative”

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, February 23, 2017 — StevenDouglas is proud to again partner with legendary NFL player Jason Taylor on the “Read to Succeed Initiative” benefitting the Jason Taylor Reading Room. The initiative was originally launched by Steve Sadaka, Chairman and CEO of StevenDouglas, who continues to assemble a dedicated team of committee members determined to serve as ambassadors

StevenDouglas Undergoes a Total Brand Review

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, January 23, 2017 — StevenDouglas has undergone a total brand review and today unveiled its new logo, tagline and website to support its evolution as a leading search and interim resources firm. “Our new brand identity reinforces the StevenDouglas commitment to provide access to the very best talent, whether on a search or interim



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