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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 Resources
  • IT Staffing
  • Professional Recruiting
  • 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

Heightened Demand for Cybersecurity Leaders Keeps Executive Recruiters Busy

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyberattacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions could be and cyberattacks

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

Press Releases

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

Hunt Scanlon Features Matt Shore in their 2020 State of the Industry Study Part II

(Dec. 23, 2020) Excerpt from the Forecast & Recovery Strategies for 2021 article by Hunt Scanlon Media Many search firms, in the meantime, are struggling. There have of course been pay cuts, layoffs, furloughs, and a shifting of resources from the parts of their business that are lagging to those that are faring better, in

Julie Zorn Featured as Top Recruiter for Family Offices

(Dec. 18, 2021) Family offices are looking to hire fresh talent or reassess their staff. Russell Reynolds Associates; Spencer Stuart; BraddockMatthews; StevenDouglas; Samantha Lee/Business Insider After placing some searches on hold earlier this year as the pandemic introduced layers of uncertainty, many family offices are again looking to hire fresh talent, executive recruiters said in

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

(Dec. 8, 2020) 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

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

(Sept. 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 teams



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