July 26, 2019 – Executive search firm StevenDouglas is continuing its recent expansion with the opening of new offices in Princeton, NJ and Boston. The openings follow the launch of five new offices in 2018 and a growth rate of more than 35 percent already this year.
John Gramer was named vice president of executive search, and is based out of the firm’s Princeton office. He brings 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. Before that, he oversaw the New York Randstad Professionals office that specializes in accounting and finance, marketing and sales, and human resources permanent and staffing positions.
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. Before that, he was national managing partner, executive search with Tatum. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bukowski served as president of two firms that he founded, Tabor Harrison and KTB Associates. In addition to his work with private equity firms, he has significant experience with public and private firms, with a focus on C-suite and CFO search.
“This expansion is in direct response to continued requests from existing clients with a significant presence in these markets, and private equity firms investing in these areas.” said Matt Shore, president of StevenDouglas. “While we are pleased to open up offices in two strategic locations, we are truly excited to add John and Kirk to our national executive search practice. These are two incredibly talented and respected veterans of our industry, 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.
StevenDouglas Opens New Office in Jacksonville, FL
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 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.
StevenDouglas also opened a new office in Miami. “The Miami office will also be home to our rapidly expanding Latin America division,” said Mr. Shore. “It’s many of the relationships our CEO Steve Sadaka started building when he founded the firm in Miami almost 35 years ago that are still some of the top clients we work with today, placing talent all over the U.S., Canada and Latin America.”
The firm also recently acquired Tallience, a full-service technology search, staffing and consulting firm located in Fort Lauderdale. As part of the acquisition, Tallience founding partner Tim Baron joined StevenDouglas as managing director of its Washington, D.C. metro office. Tallience was started in 2010 by Mr. Baron and his partners. The firm, which has a strong presence and client base in Florida and the Mid-Atlantic region, delivers technology talent across various industries in the commercial sector as well as cleared talent across the federal government.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media