About Us

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

Solutions
  • Executive Search
  • Interim Resources
  • IT Staffing
  • Professional Recruiting
Industries
  • 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
Functions
  • 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 Opens New Offices in Cleveland and Dallas

Executive search firm StevenDouglas has expanded with the addition of new offices in Cleveland and Dallas. The office in Cleveland will be focused on technology search and staffing while the office in Dallas will concentrate on finance and accounting. The firm has hired Bryan Krieger as managing director to lead the Cleveland location and Rob Parker as

StevenDouglas Appoints CEO

Executive search firm StevenDouglas has named Matt Shore as CEO, succeeding Steve Sadaka, who will assume the role of chairman and founder. “Matt truly embodies the core values that StevenDouglas was founded on. He is always committed to doing what’s best for our employees, clients, and candidates, as well as his community,” said Mr. Sadaka. “I couldn’t think

Finding HR Leaders and Diversity Chiefs Remains Hot Spot for Executive Recruiters  

More and more, chief executive officers have recognized the strategic role that the human resources function plays in the core strategic issues their companies face, including growth strategy, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, increased board oversight, and evolving governance and reporting. HR can also ensure that clear changes are made to recruitment and capability-building processes by

Private Equity Recruiting Takes Off in Hot Market for Talent

Private equity firms have been pulling strongly in a direction all their own, not only bucking the challenges impacting other businesses but clearly passing key inflection points for growth. According to Dominic Lévesque, president of Tatum: “We’re seeing huge reserves of dry powder on tap, and along with it, sky-high valuations. Small wonder, then, that

Press Releases

StevenDouglas Continues Its National Expansion in Ohio and Texas

StevenDouglas continues to take on new markets, expanding the firm’s national footprint and service offerings into Cleveland and Dallas, following the announcement of Matt Shore as CEO. FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA. (PRWEB) JULY 28, 2022 Founded in 1984, StevenDouglas is one of the nation’s leading boutique Executive Search and Interim Resources firms with over 20 offices

StevenDouglas Named a Top 25 Recruiting Firm After a Year of Unprecedented Expansion Across the U.S.

(April 21, 2022) After a notable year of major accomplishments, StevenDouglas, a national search and interim resources firm established in 1984, is named in the top 25 recruiting firms on the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters List. Ascending into the Top 25 was accomplished through the firm’s triple-digit growth in 2021, which also placed StevenDouglas in the top

StevenDouglas Earns Impressive Milestones in 2021 Including Triple Digit Growth, New Offices and Various Awards

(Jan. 11, 2022) As StevenDouglas, a national search and interim resources firm established in 1984, rapidly grows their client base and staff, that expansion includes new offices in Texas and Missouri, extending their service coverage across the midwestern and southern parts of the United States. The firm announced in 4Q21 new office locations in Dallas, Texas and St. Louis,

StevenDouglas Opens New Offices in Nashville and Southern California

(July 21, 2021) As client needs increase across America and demand for talent spikes, StevenDouglas, a national search and interim resources firm established in 1984, is extending their service coverage across the United States. The firm’s national reach continues to grow with additional office locations in the Nashville and Southern California.  They are also focused

Business Insider Features Julie Zorn in Family Office Search Article

(Jan. 24, 2021) The Business Insider article, “Here’s how family offices are snapping up talent from private-equity firms and elite wealth managers, according to 6 top recruiters,” quoted StevenDouglas’ Julie Zorn on what she’s seeing in the family offices space. The article is excerpted below. Prepping for possible changes to the tax code  Building out robust direct-investment

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In Their Own Words: Why StevenDoulgas?
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View from the Top with Matt Shore
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Interim Resources Recruiting in the Midwest
Executive Leadership Recruiting
Technology Recruiting at StevenDouglas
StevenDouglas Presents the Excellence in HR Awards 2020
StevenDouglas Interim Resources
The StevenDouglas Difference | National Executive Search & Interim Resources Firm
Founding StevenDouglas | Executive Search & Interim Resources Firm Since 1984
Sales, Marketing and Operations Search at StevenDouglas
Finance & Accounting Executive Search & Interim Resources at StevenDouglas
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