For over 35 years, companies have turned to StevenDouglas when they need highly qualified talent to build their organizations. Powered by years of experience and proven track record, our successful search and recruitment strategy delivers the strongest candidates for outstanding leadership teams, as well as supporting companies requiring interim resources and staffing.
Today, we have a network of offices throughout North America with industry-focused experts that serve 8 major sectors, but we still consider ourselves industry agnostic and serve additional niche industries as well.
In 1984, Steve Sadaka, our CEO, founded StevenDouglas as a search firm based in Miami, and serving the South Florida marketplace. Our expansion into various industry sectors was predicated on an expansion of the region that we were serving initially. In the 80’s, the primary industry in Miami was Banking so the firm’s client base naturally was highly focused on the financial services and wealth management sector because of demand for talent in that industry.
Over the years, as the South Florida economy started to grow, the Real Estate and Construction sector became another focus for the firm with many company’s headquarters in the region. Known as a tourism hub because of our great weather, the hospitality industry took off and the cruise line industry was born with all of the major players calling South Florida home.
Before long, other industries started to emerge with major Retailers, Restaurant Chains, Consumer Products and Transportation/Logistics companies expanding in the regions. A major airline was based in Miami, so manufacturers and distributors emerged to service this big customer. The aging population drove expansion in the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector and after IBM built the first ever PC in Boca Raton, many technology companies were launched by former executives. StevenDouglas responded to client needs and market demands by also serving high-level technology in growing areas, such as CyberSecurity and IT Staffing.
Over 35 years later, StevenDouglas continues to grow their team of recruiting experts and trusted advisors in the highly-specialized industries that impact their clients the most. What began in 1984 as a firm focused on financial services, has expanded to supporting clients across 8 areas of expertise. Since it was founded, StevenDouglas has continued to strengthen and diversify their core areas of business, such as their Wealth Management division including Private Wealth Services, as well as Family Office, Hedge Fund, Private Equity and Venture Capital industries.