StevenDouglas Opens New Office in Bethesda

November 26, 2019 – 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 launching the finance and accounting search practice out of the firm’s existing Reston, VA location.

The Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metro business communities are expanding rapidly. They have some of the highest job creation and lowest unemployment rates in the country. “All of this growth has one thing in common, and that’s the need for information technology, cyber-security, finance and accounting talent to help make companies more competitive,” the firm said. “The StevenDouglas D.C. office is already successfully servicing clients within both the commercial and federal government sectors, and these relationships have created the need to expand their presence to surrounding Montgomery County with the office location in Bethesda.”

Ms. Burr began her career in the recruiting industry in 2000 and has primarily focused on IT contract staffing and direct-hire placements across various industries. Her strong, local market knowledge and extensive network in Bethesda help ensure that clients receive strong support and resources to manage their business’ technology needs. Previously, Ms. Burr was vice president of staffing and solutions at Syndicus.

Mr. Redwine has been in the recruiting industry for over seven years after working for global consulting firm HireStrategy. He has built a strong reputation for client service and is an expert in sourcing and matching the right talent for some of the region’s most respected and fastest growing companies.

“This expansion is in direct response to demand for our services in these markets and further evidence that our acquisition of Tallience last year was a great strategic move,” said Matt Shore, president of StevenDouglas. “We are truly fortunate to add Elana and Shawn to our staff.  These are two incredibly talented and respected players in the region, and we are lucky to have them on our team.”

Growing Search Firm

StevenDouglas continues to be in growth mode, reporting a 200 percent increase in personnel in the last five years, with numerous offices opening across the U.S. Recently, the firm opened an office in New York’s Westchester County to service client demand both locally and in the Northeast. The firm appointed Don Zinn as VP of executive search and leader of the location.


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This marks the firm’s sixth office in the Sunshine State. Leading the office is Ken Heinrich. Mr. Heinrich joined StevenDouglas in the HR search division last year as a senior recruiter. His sales and recruiting experience make him an important part of the continued success and growth of this practice.


In July, StevenDouglas opened new offices in Princeton, NJ and Boston. John Gramer was named vice president of executive search, and is based out of the firm’s Princeton office. He has over 35 years of recruiting experience and has placed top talent across the C-suite from CEOs, COOs and CFOs to marketing and sales executives. Mr. Gramer previously was president of healthcare-focused Cejka Search. Leading the Boston office is Kirk Bukowski, vice president of executive search. He has more than 25 years in executive search and talent acquisition consulting. Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Mr. Bukowski led the North American search practice for the Bowdoin Group.

In April, StevenDouglas opened a new office in San Diego, CA. Bradley Swisher joined the new office as managing director of technology search. The firm decided on San Diego as its newest office location due to a combination of client demand, as well as aligning with the firm’s continued efforts to strengthen the scope and specialties of its expanding technology division.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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