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 response to the economic downturn caused by the pandemic, many competitors nationally are shuttering offices and cutting employees in 2020,” said president Matt Shore. “Conversely, StevenDouglas has quietly and strategically expanded the teams in Tampa, New Jersey, New York, Atlanta and South Florida, increasing the company-wide recruiting and client service teams by 12 percent since the beginning of the second quarter.”

With more than 20 years in recruiting, Ms. Chadwick’s focus is on building long-term business relationships with her clients and candidates. Her experience includes working with various companies ranging from mid-sized businesses to Fortune 100 corporations. She previously served as managing partner with Lucas Group. She also gained search experience with SNI Technology, Harvey Nash and RJ & Makay.

“I’ve joined StevenDouglas to help establish and build the IT practice in the Tampa Bay-and-beyond marketplace,” Ms. Chadwick said. “My team and I strategically source high-level IT talent for a wide range of leading employers throughout Florida, with a focus on the Tampa Bay area. A constant relationship-builder, I am always looking for my next new connection.”

“Our executive team made a decision early on in the pandemic – that we were going to stay committed to our staff, make sure that they felt safe and supported, and not let anyone go due to the pandemic,” said Mr. Shore. “We also found that there was a unique window of opportunity to add some incredible talent in key markets and to invest for the future. We are not just telling our clients to go out there and get top candidates; we are walking the walk and doing it in-house as well.”

StevenDouglas has focused on adding search consultants in the firm’s high-growth areas of expertise including, information technology, supply chain and logistics, finance and accounting, and general executive search. Based on client demand, the firm has recently added over 13 employees across its Tampa, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, and South Florida offices.

“Our people and our culture are what’s most critical to our success and we felt like we had to be there for the team and look for opportunities to add more great people to be prepared for the next market expansion,” said Steve Sadaka, the firm’s founder and CEO.

Established in 1984, StevenDouglas is a boutique search and interim resources firm. Its client base is industry agnostic and ranges from start-ups and emerging middle-market to Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms. StevenDouglas has experience in a variety of key areas of expertise, as well as rapid-growth, highly competitive practices, such as IT staffing and consulting. The firm is headquartered in Miami.

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