Manufacturing & Distribution
It is essential in our global economy to recruit top talent in the manufacturing and distribution sector when companies are striving to gain a competitive edge in their industry, and compete for the premier talent. With advances in technology and broadening of global supply chains, companies are making products more efficiently and deliver products more rapidly to the customer and it is crucial to have the best people to help stay ahead of the competition.
StevenDouglas has seasoned and experienced recruiters who can deliver talent solutions for your most critical search mandates. We offer highly collaborative and targeted search and interim services, working with middle-market to Fortune 500 companies to identify and deliver top performers for critical roles from the manufacturing plant to the distribution facilities and the corporate office.
For more than 35 years, StevenDouglas has supported private, public and private equity-backed manufacturers and distributors in assessing and recruiting executive and middle management talent that can take their businesses to the next level and stay relevant.
Areas of Specialization:
- Executive Leadership
- General Managers
- Sales & Marketing
- Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing
- Finance & Accounting
- Supply Chain and Logistics
- Human Resources Leaders
- Information Technology
- Health Safety and Environmental Leaders
- Production, Quality & Materials
- Aerospace and Defense
- Food and Agriculture
- Building Products
- Consumer Products
- Mining and Metals
- Paper and Packaging
- Technology Products
Juan Moreno leads our Latin American Executive Search practice, providing clients with quick access to in-country talent in Latin America across different industries including: manufacturing, natural resources/mining, banking and wealth management, and power/alternative energy. He’s an expert in International employment needs, specializing in expatriate placements as well as successfully recruiting Heads of Latin America that are based in the USA and Canada.
Juan brings significant experience in recruiting and executive search in Latin America and Europe, where he built successful management teams in IT, Operations, Finance, Marketing and Government Relations. Many of these roles were based in remote locations where finding the ideal candidate was a challenge, but Juan’s proven process and diligence consistently delivered great results.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Juan spent 7 years as a Principal and Latin America practice leader for one of Canada’s largest executive search firms. There he developed an in-depth knowledge of the issues affecting Latin America and established strong community ties. He also learned more of the vital role that culture plays in building successful organizations in different countries. This experience, and his focus on the region, gives Juan a competitive advantage when recruiting management teams for a wide variety of companies.
Juan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Finance and a MBA from Florida International University.
Leveraging over 10 years of retained search experience, Navinder Binning leads the Canadian market for StevenDouglas. Navinder specializes in Board, C-suite, operational and technical search mandates and has successfully completed engagements globally.
Having worked for one of Canada’s largest privately held search firms, Navinder has had the opportunity to work with clients in industries such as Mining and Metals, Manufacturing, Power & Utilities, Construction, EPC/EPCM, Private Equity, Technology and Not-For-Profit.
Navinder’s unique perspective to retained search is highly-valued by clients. Her ability to understand the needs of both the client and the candidate, the challenges of the role, and most importantly, the ability to represent her clients’ philosophies are the keys to her continued success.
Originally from the UK and graduating with a Diploma in Business Administration, Navinder made Canada home in 2001.
Finance & Accounting Search
Laurie Canepa began her career in Finance and Accounting in 1997, and transitioned into recruiting in Texas in 2006, earning notable accomplishments throughout her career. Her expertise of the Texas market and her network of top Finance and Accounting talent are key attributes Laurie brings to the Vice President of Finance and Accounting Search role at StevenDouglas. Laurie is known by clients and candidates alike for her dedication to excellence in the recruiting process, and her unique ability to connect with the people she works and supports. These qualities have made her a “Recruiting Professional of Choice” in the Texas market.
Laurie excels at placing positions from mid and senior-level F&A professionals to C-Suite roles in organizations ranging from non-profits to global, publicly-traded corporations. Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Laurie spent over 15 years as a Partner and Division Director for one of the top boutique Accounting and Finance Search firms in Texas. As a top producer there, she played a critical role in bringing the firm to its pinnacle, creating major growth opportunities and an array of successful placements. The first 10 years of Laurie’s career were spent getting hands-on experience in the world of public accounting, as well as executing industry accounting as a Corporate Controller.
Laurie has been featured in Austin Woman Magazine and is an ongoing panelist for multiple organizations. She is active with non-profit organizations, such as Impact Austin, the Professional Women of Williamson County, Dress for Success Austin, the Job Seekers Network, and the Buccaneer Bridge Mentoring Program. Laurie earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Charleston Southern University, in South Carolina, with a minor in Spanish and has attended the Masters of Science in Taxation program at San Jose State University.
Finance & Accounting Search
Since 2010, Stacy Kelly has been a finance and accounting recruiter in the upper Midwest, focusing on long-term relationship building. She has a track-record of success accessing key talent, and in referral-based recruiting for manager to executive positions. Stacy very much enjoys, and is an expert at mapping and assisting in department build-outs after key business transitions such as growth, downsizing and acquisitions.
Stacy’s career began with seven years of experience working in a business operations role for a global macro hedge fund, and asset management in the real estate industry. During that time, she worked on the other side of the table as a consumer of staffing and search services and understands the challenges of building a team and working with a search partner to be effective. She then joined a mid-tier public accounting firm’s agency search firm where she was promoted from staff to senior manager leading a team in under four years.
Stacy is known for her integrity, trust, and being a true partner with deep roots in the accounting and finance community, delivering white glove service to both clients and candidates. She has a genuine interest in understanding people’s motivation, identifying quality candidates, and the ability to connect with top talent in the region through the network she has built for over 20 years.
Stacy is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a Step-Up Luminary Member, helping young women in underserved areas of Chicago gain access to professional mentors. Stacy also splits her time as a Park Ridge Cheer Coach, a Roosevelt Elementary CHIEF member, and Niles Ranger Hockey volunteer.
Supply Chain Executive Search
Drew Zachmann serves as Director of Operations and Supply Chain Executive Search at StevenDouglas. He leads search engagements in North America, focusing on recruiting senior executives and their extended teams; to create value for public and private companies alike, including Venture Capital or Private Equity sponsored businesses.
Since 2014, Drew has provided his clients with a high-touch, hands-on approach in recruitment, business development, organization development, and professional services. He is a trusted advisor to his clients assisting in high-profile searches at the C-Suite and President level, including CEO, COO, CMO, CHRO, and VP of Operations. He also has experience building out entire teams in rapid growth environments. His client base includes Bio-Tech, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Med-Device, Software, Fin-Tech, Professional Services, Non-profits, and high growth private equity backed portfolio companies.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Drew began his career in public accounting for a top 20 national CPA firm, was a President’s Club recipient, and has since worked for several top 10 recognized executive search firms. He attended Georgia Southern University, where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting.
Supply Chain & Operations Search
Christian joins StevenDouglas’ Atlanta office to complement the growing list of clients in the Supply Chain & Logistics space, an area he specializes in. Additionally, he has expertise in the disciplines of HR, Marketing, and Sales for high-growth, mid-sized to large Fortune 500 companies.
As a previous business owner, Christian uniquely understands the value of finding the best talent, and the positive impact it has on the growth and trajectory of an entire organization. Most recently, Christian led the Supply Chain - Executive Search Team at the largest staffing firm in the world. In addition to leading a team, he consistently ranked in the organization’s top recruiters in the country, as well as designed training programs for other markets to launch Supply Chain practices.
Christian excels in structuring teams, including supporting C-level leadership as they build out their personnel at a new organization, filling roles from VP level to Analyst. He also has experience working with businesses in the process of scaling-up, and is a sharp evaluator for personality and cultural matches using skills gained from his degree in Clinical Psychology.
Clients love Christian’s ability to successfully match candidates to the culture of their organizations. He believes ensuring the perfect cultural fit helps clients see a greater return on investment, while affording the candidate a longer tenure. Christian prides himself on being very open and transparent throughout the hiring process. Candidates count on him to understand the full scope of the role, and know they will always be heard and not pressured into decisions.
Christian is a Georgia native and holds a B.S. in Psychology from Middle Georgia University.
Private Equity - Interim Resources
Having spent the majority of his career in professional services, Mr. Hafetz has built a strong reputation for his uncompromising client service orientation. His long-lasting business relationships, coupled with his Big 4 background and knowledge of project-based professional services gives him the credibility that has enabled him to recruit top-tier talent to join the StevenDouglas team.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Dan spent 10 years in progressive accounting, human resources and recruiting positions. Most recently he was a Client Services Director, responsible for building the South Florida office of a global project-based professional services firm. His role encompassed management of the associate base, service to existing clients, proactive recruitment of accomplished professionals and management of project resource allocation.
Dan’s career started in public accounting with the Philadelphia office of Coopers & Lybrand, where he supervised financial and operational audits in a variety of industries. He received both his Bachelors of Science and Masters degrees in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University.
Human Resources Search
Alan Berger has spent over 25 years focusing on the employment lifecycle with significant experience in Staffing & Recruitment, Employee Screening, Career Management and Organizational Development all in the South Florida market. Alan’s practice encompasses all aspects of Human Resources search as he has proven to successfully place top talent at all levels for emerging and mid-size to Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, in his role as Vice President, Alan is a client service and business development ambassador of the firm across all of our service lines.
Alan’s accomplishments include running one of the premier background screening firms in Florida for over 15 years and successfully selling it to an industry leading Fortune 500 firm. After the sale, he spent over 5 years with a start-up Professional Recruiting firm and helped to build and grow the Human Resources practice as well as the overall firm. After another successful exit, Alan was a Vice President for the world’s largest Career and Talent Management organization. Berger originally began his working life as an Air Traffic Controller spending seven years in the profession before leaving Miami Center to begin his business career.
He currently is active with a number of organizations and serves on the Boards of the Greater Miami and Weston Chambers of Commerce. He is also very active with the West Broward YMCA’s Father Daughter Group Y-Princess having recently completed his term as Chair and serves on the YMCA of Greater Miami’s Board Development Committee. He also Chairs the Executive Re-Employment & Outplacement Task Force for the Miami Chamber. From 2001 to 2006 he served as a State elected official on the Board of the Hamal Community Development District and was Chairman for four years.
Berger’s previous awards include Price Waterhouse/South Florida Business Journal’s Up and Comer of the Year in Management, Miami-Dade County BCE Employer of the Year, Weston Chamber’s Person of the Year and Small Business of the Year
Don Zinn serves as Senior Vice President – Executive Search at StevenDouglas and works nationally as a member of the firm’s Operations, Leadership, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain, Finance and HR practices. Don has over 17 years of executive, management and sales search experience with clients ranging from early-stage entrepreneurial ventures, PE funded high growth companies, family business and Fortune 100 giants.
Don has a robust background as a CEO and entrepreneur with over 35 years of sales, management and hiring experience, focused on helping organizations grow through people-focused management. He is a frequent speaker and author, highlighting topics such as turnover, entrepreneurship, employee selection and satisfaction. Don has founded 7 companies, raised over $25 million in private and venture equity, sold 3 companies, and has been an Inc. 500 winner and a finalist in the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
In the world of Search, Don is functionally focused on operational leadership in middle market and fast-growing early-stage companies that are experiences “scaling” issues where his prior operating experience as a CEO can add significant value to the searches he manages including:
Succession and growth planning – CEO, COO and President roles that require strategic definition prior to starting the search
The “go-to-market” side: Sales and Marketing leadership roles that bring discipline/process and create long term growth.
The entire Supply Chain management side of operations up to C-Suite and Leadership roles.
HR leadership – CHRO, CPO, VP HR; tapping into his alumni network from Cornell ILR while applying his real-life experience leading the people part of organizations he has founded and run.
CFO, VP Finance searches with a focus on PE/VC funded companies and family businesses of scale.
Don holds a BS in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University. Don serves as a leader of the Cornell ILR Alumni Association, and is involved in local charities in NY, VT and FL.
John Gramer serves as Vice President of Executive Search at StevenDouglas, and is based out of the firm’s Princeton, New Jersey office. John brings over 35 years of recruiting experience and has placed top talent across the “C” Suite from CEO’s, COO’s, and CFO’s to marketing and sales executives. He has completed searches for public companies as well as private corporations. John has also developed strong relationships with private equity firms across the country, completing a significant number of searches for this sector.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, John was President of a nationally recognized Executive Search firm. He has over 35 years of executive management experience, having esteemed position as Vice President and Managing Director at Randstad’s Tatum Division, at which he was the founder of Tatum’s executive search practice that focused on C-Suite searches. Before joining Randstad, John was a Vice President of Search at A-L Associates and was their lead producer for over 20 years.
Mr. Gramer has an extensive background in accounting and finance, having originally started his career as a senior audit manager and internal audit manager for firms such firms as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Revlon, Inc. Mr. Gramer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from Monmouth University. He has also served as an adjunct professor of accounting at Rider University. John is a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey (retired).
Finance & Accounting Search
Steven is a Director in the Finance & Accounting Search division at StevenDouglas. He has been in the search industry since 2000, expanding on his expertise in executive search and delivering top-quality service to an extensive list of clients. He is a passionate professional who has led and managed teams focused on local and national search and recruiting efforts. His unique operational knowledge allows him to partner with clients to develop and implement talent acquisition strategies on an enterprise basis.
Based in Chicago with a Midwest focus and national reach, Steven’s experience is both varied and robust. His client base includes boutique, regional, and international organizations with private equity, privately-held, and publicly-traded ownership structures. His specialization includes the disciplines of finance and accounting, human resources, and information technology.
Steven holds a BS degree in Finance and a BS degree in Communications from Northern Illinois University. He is on the Board of Directors for UnCorked Adventures, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. On the weekends you can find Steven playing tennis or sailing on Chicago’s north shore with family and friends.
Mr. Kalisher, who manages StevenDouglas' corporate Information Technology Search practice, has an impressive track record of successfully completing search assignments with many of the mid-market and Fortune 500 companies in South Florida, as well as with his national accounts.
Steve began his career in executive search in 1982 in New York City where he placed IT professionals with Fortune 500 clients, including Wall Street companies such as J.P. Morgan and Chase Manhattan Bank. In 1987, Steve founded Galaxy Management Group, a New York-based executive search firm specializing in corporate IT search for the greater New York-area marketplace.
In 1992, Steve moved to South Florida to join StevenDouglas and help build the firm’s corporate information technology practice. His extensive experience in information technology search has enabled him to successfully complete key search assignments for such positions as CIO/CTO, director, middle management, system analysts, programmer analysts, and engineer level positions.
Steve earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the City University of New York, Queens College in 1980.
Technology - South Atlantic
Jamie Javorsky brings over 15 years of client development, recruiting and executive management experience in the South Florida market. He began his career working with a billion dollar international recruiting firm where he quickly grew into the role of recruiting manager and managed a large team. After that, Jamie became Managing Partner of a boutique recruiting firm for ten years before joining StevenDouglas in his current role.
Jamie’s clients range from small/mid-size companies and emerging/Pre-IPO firms to Fortune 100 companies. He believes that the key to success in recruiting is developing long term relationships and providing his clients and candidates with first class service. Furthermore, he prides himself in customizing solutions to meet his clients’ varying needs while delivering best-in-class candidates. He has placed IT professionals ranging from desktop technicians to Chief Information Officers.
He has spent the last twenty years coaching and mentoring children in both baseball and football.
Finance & Accounting Search
Chad Miyamoto has been a top-performing recruiter in his market since 2006, and previous to that time, spent 11 years as an Accounting and Finance professional. This diverse experience gives him extensive, hands-on knowledge in the expertise, providing insight and a comprehensive understanding of the placements he makes.
Chad specializes in Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, and Operations spanning Fortune 500 companies, Private Equity and VC-backed companies, as well as small to mid-sized private businesses and non-profits. He’s known for his unique skill set in Accounting and Finance, and the many, successful placements he makes in that area, including a focus in Human Resources, Senior leadership (C-Suite, VP, Director) and Operations.
With his experience as both a hiring manager and candidate, he truly recognizes the need to become a trusted partner and advisor to be able to make a difference in the process. He prides himself on the many, long-term connections he’s build throughout his career. Chad believes this approach is the reason clients continue to reach out to him directly for over 16 years, and why he has many candidates he’s placed several times over the course of their career path.
Finance & Accounting Search
Brandon Osterlund comes to StevenDouglas with direct experience in Search placement in Finance & Accounting across all levels of Executive and Senior Management for over a decade. He specializes in recruiting candidates with a Big 4 Background or those who are looking to make the switch from public accounting into industry and his client base includes companies in Real Estate, Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail, Distribution, and Manufacturing.
Brandon began his career in Boston with a leading national recruiting firm, and then relocated back to South Florida where he was responsible for building out a very successful Finance & Accounting Search Team in the market from scratch, contributing to $4M+ in revenue. He was later promoted to a Director position, and then moved on to a global firm as the Director of the Northeast Executive Search Team in the U.S. managing a $5M P&L.
His extensive recruiting experience and direct understanding of Finance and Accounting, makes Brandon thorough and honest with his approach to working with both candidates and clients. He prides himself on acting as an advisor and career consultant with those he serves and being a true resource for them to better understand the job market. For candidates, he is often seen as their “career coach”, helping them navigate what they ultimately want to do in their career, and helping them with a plan on how to get there. He really enjoys to process of really getting to know a candidate, asking what their dream career path is, and finding a way to get them there. For clients, Brandon uses the same consultative approach to help them understand the job market and what is necessary to do to find the best talent.
Brandon has a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Finance & Real Estate from Florida State University. He is excited to be back in South Florida, and believes the market has tremendous potential with the level of investment from Private Equity firms and the migration of new companies to the region. This combination of factors really appeals to candidates who are looking for this exposure combined with a low cost of living.
Tae Lee joins the StevenDouglas Technology Search team with specialized experience and a strong track record of success. He has built a reputation for bringing his in-depth knowledge of the job market, along with his deep grasp of technology stacks and environments, to help complete the toughest search mandates. He prides himself on serving as a trusted advisor to his clients on helping them find the right talent to accomplish their goals.
From a candidate standpoint, he is always making sure candidates are taken care of, and their career needs and goals are met. Tae believes this approach really completes the marriage between client and candidate to have establish a strong long-term fit. Prior to StevenDouglas, he worked for a major staffing firm focused on Technology Search, where he received the Pace Setter Award within his first year as the quickest sales associate to reach $3 million in revenue. He comes from a strong sales background and has previously completed a sales program for a top tier commercial real estate investment brokerage out of Manhattan while working as an investment broker.
Tae has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from University of Central Florida with a Minor in Real Estate. He has always been a big advocate for the ocean and its inhabitants, and is a strong supporter of organizations focused on the environment.
Midwest Region - Interim Resources
With 30 plus years of professional services industry background, Karen provides leadership for the Interim Resources practice in the Midwest in addition to managing the day to day operations of the Minneapolis office of StevenDouglas. In this position, Karen develops new business and hires experienced professionals in the areas of finance & accounting, internal audit/compliance, and human resources. StevenDouglas provides high caliber individuals to assist a wide variety of clients in solving their business issues. Our clients include CFOs, Controllers, VPs of Finance and Internal Audit, VPs of HR, Directors and Managers, CIOs and Directors of IT.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Karen led the Minneapolis office of a global professional services firm to an all-time high for revenue growth, profitability and employee headcount. She developed new client business in the areas of finance and accounting, internal audit and human resources. Karen spent over 17 years at various consulting firms including PwC, Deloitte, and Towers Perrin (now WillisTowersWatson). Karen has a proven ability to scope and collaborate with her clients and truly understand their needs. She has a proven track record of success in developing and maintaining excellent client relationships and delivering the highest level of service.
Karen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, is involved with several professional organizations, and serves on the Board of CornerHouse, an interagency child abuse evaluation and training center.
Central & North Florida - Interim Resources
Tammy has led our Central Florida Project practice since 2009, and in 2020 added North Florida to her team. She offers a specialized focus in accounting & finance, internal audit and human resources and believes in investing herself in each new relationship and maintaining credibility through performance.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Tammy started the Florida practice of a publicly held global professional services firm where she was consistently one of their top national producers. Tammy’s focus and commitment to client service helped to gain her trusted advisor status with a Fortune 50 client where she led an internal global team, including three sister organizations, in providing consulting, project and staffing services.
Tammy has received several honors from professional and civic organizations such as winning the Business Woman of the Year award from the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Board Member of the year from Florida Coalition for Children and Big Sister of the Year award from Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay.
Additionally, she is very active in many local professional organizations such as the Women’s Executive Leadership (WEL) and the Orlando chapter of the fiCFO. Tammy currently serves on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay and is the chair and founder of the annual Battle of the Bass Tournament in Polk County. She is the Vice Chair of the Camelot Community Care Board and is a member of the Tocqueville Society with United Way Suncoast where she has served on multiple committees, including as Chair of the Campaign Cabinet in 2019 and 2020.
When not busy with work or in the community, Tammy loves to spend time with her Husband Darrell, son RD and their dog Rocky at the lakehouse, on the boat, or exploring the country on a road trip.
Vivian has been an executive search professional since 2003, with specialization in accounting and finance search. Her ability to evaluate both client and candidate needs, via a consultative approach, provides a more in-depth targeted search with a consistently successful outcome. Vivian focuses on providing search services for mid-market to Fortune 500 companies in the areas of accounting, financial reporting, treasury, and finance searches from mid-level management to “C” level executives.
Before joining StevenDouglas, Vivian focused on the Accounting and Finance needs of clients for a boutique recruiting firm in the Central Florida area. Prior to finding her passion for providing search services, Vivian worked for The Walt Disney Company, where she oversaw the human resource and recruiting functions within her division.
Vivian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University and her MBA from the University of Central Florida. When not hard at work, Vivian enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Finance & Accounting Search
Lauren Casta, Director of Finance and Accounting Search at StevenDouglas, services Central and North Florida bringing over a decade of both financial recruiting, as well as hands-on accounting and finance experience to the role. She has a track record of success identifying top talent for some of the most notable companies in NE Florida, and previous experience at a leading, global firm focused on Accounting and Finance.
Lauren prides herself on building long lasting, meaningful relationships with her clients and candidates. They trust her to guide them through the waves of change and turn to her as a true business partner and advisor. Throughout Lauren’s career, she has made a range of placements from Staff Accountant to CFO, and every role in between. Her expertise spans a variety of industries with many kinds of organizations, from mid-market companies to billion-dollar corporations. Lauren is a Jacksonville resident, and graduate of the University of Memphis with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Business.
Ken Heinrich IV
Ken Heinrich joined StevenDouglas in the Human Resources Search Division in 2017. Ken focuses solely on Human Resources recruitment from staff-level to executives across all industries and company sizes.
Among his accomplishments, Ken has earned his SHRM-CP certification and currently serves as the Foundation Chair on the SHRM Jacksonville Board of Directors. His sales and recruiting experience make him an important part of the continued success and growth of this practice.
Prior to joining the StevenDouglas team, Ken worked for one of the largest staffing and consulting firms in the country, out of both the Fort Lauderdale and Miami offices. Here he honed his candidate identification and attraction skills while building lasting, personal partnerships with clients. Ken believes that continuing to refine these two significant attributes are the keys to his success.
Ken was born in New Jersey but relocated to South Florida and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Florida International University. He currently lives in Ponte Vedra, Florida and supports the Southeast market for StevenDouglas.