Technology, Media & Telecommunications
In our rapidly evolving global economy, no industry is experiencing more innovation and change than the converging areas of technology, media and communications. Whether a company is public, private, private equity or venture capital-backed, their success is driven by their ability to attract and retain top talent.
Our industry experts partner with our clients to help them navigate this hyper-competitive landscape to help build their leadership and middle management teams through our search division and augment their teams by offering interim resources to take on challenges and opportunities as they arise. The combination of these two practices together make us a unique human capital partner to leading companies across this competitive sector.
Areas of Specialization:
- Big Data/Analytics
- Mobile devices and applications
- Cloud Based services
- Digital Transformation
- Internet and E-Commerce
- Technology consulting
- Executive Leadership (CXO)
- Finance & Accounting
- Sales & Marketing
- Information Technology
- Human Resources
- Project Management
Michael Beaton joined the Technology Search Division of StevenDouglas in early 2015. He holds an impressive track record of successfully completing individual contributor, middle management, and executive search assignments with early-mid stage technology companies. Michael and his team regularly partner with VC/PE-backed organizations experiencing hypergrowth.
Prior to StevenDouglas, Michael began his career with a top 1% national recruiting firm where he specialized in software & data engineering, data science, devops, cloud architecture & cyber security. His national client base ranged from start-ups to small, medium, and Fortune 500 companies. In this role, Michael became the number one producing recruiter in the nation.
Michael began volunteering at an early age for local organizations such as Kids In Distress as well as Jack and Jill. He currently serves as a Committee Member for the Jason Taylor Foundation, is a member of the United Way’s Young Leadership Society, and is a member of the South Florida ISACA Chapter. Michael is a native of South Florida and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University.
Information Technology Search
Patrick Morelli joined the firm with over 5 years of success in Information Technology Executive Search and over 8 years of sales and client relationship management experience within the Technology sector. He began his recruitment career honing his skills with one of the nation’s largest recruitment agencies, while focusing primarily on the South Florida IT market. Patrick has a great reputation and proven success working in niche, high demand, and emerging markets within technology, and delivering the nation’s top talent.
Patrick also gained experience at a boutique executive search firm where he worked on a national scale, partnering with a range of clients from highly funded start-ups to Fortune 100’s. His skill set ranges from leading and training, all the way to building highly profitable sales and recruiting teams from a customer first mind set.
Patrick attended West Virginia University where he studied Landscape Architecture. He is passionate about nonprofits that prevent animal cruelty and advanced stroke research.
Finance & Accounting Search
Jenn Bellso is a Director in the Finance and Accounting Search Division at StevenDouglas, and is based out of the Tampa, Florida office. She has over 10 years of experience in the recruiting industry and has been in executive search for the last five years. Jenn’s attention to detail and ability understand what is most important to both her clients and candidates is something she takes pride in. She makes a point to develop strong relationships with clients and candidates to ensure the best service as their recruiting partner.
Jenn has had consistent success placing professionals with top private equity firm portfolio companies, private companies, and Fortune 50 companies, as well as identifying candidates coming from these organizations. She has strong experience in identifying top talent across Finance, Accounting, M&A, Tax and Audit. Jenn helped launch the Finance & Accounting Tampa Division for a notable search firm in 2015. Earlier in her career, she was promoted twice in less than two years upon joining a firm where she achieved Platinum Elite, an award given to the top 20 recruiters in the company.
Jenn earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Charleston in Physical Education. There she was on a Division 1 Scholarship to play women’s golf, and was a part of the Southern Conference Championship winning team. Prior to recruiting, she was a golf professional in upstate New York, as well as a college golf coach where she was responsible for the recruitment efforts for the newly established women’s golf program. She is also involved in supporting several non-profits related to animal rescue, and has four rescue dogs.
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
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.
Tampa - Technology Search
With more than 20 years in recruiting, Angelica Chadwick’s focus is on building long-term business relationships with her clients and candidates. She is committed to finding candidates who make a difference, and companies that provide opportunity. Her experience includes working with various companies ranging from mid-sized businesses to Fortune 100 corporations.
Angelica has extensive industry knowledge and an insatiable desire to stay abreast of changing trends and technologies to always be ahead the curve for the clients and candidates she works with. She offers her clients a deep understanding of how technology helps run businesses on a day-to-day basis and can recommend ideal candidates who will help them stay ahead of the competition.
Angelica joined the firm to help establish and build the Technology practice in the Tampa Bay area, furthering both StevenDouglas’ Florida and national capabilities. She leads a team to strategically source top IT talent for a wide range of leading employers, proving herself as a constant relationship-builder. She is known for always looking for her next connection, and continuously strengthening her business and talent network.
Angelica prides herself on being a genuine professional, who communicates with transparency, and works with others’ best interest at heart. She believes her ability to identify the right fit above and beyond a resume and qualifications is one of her best qualities. She has been a long-time supporter of Dress for Success and since 2018 has been on the charity’s committee for a A Kids Place, a foster organization in Tampa.
Technology - Northeast
Jon Bolton leads the New York office by providing clients access to talent in the areas of Finance & Accounting and Information Technology. Since joining the search industry in 1999, Jon has provided recruiting and client service support to sophisticated clients throughout the country.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Jon was National Director in a global recruiting firm for 10 years. While in this role, he ran the firm’s Investment banking vertical and grew the practice to over $40 million in revenue. Over the years, Jon has built a reputation for his sense of urgency and his ability to assemble and rapidly deploy highly specialized resources for critical projects with world class companies. His consistency and professionalism has allowed him to build a tremendously loyal associate and client base.
Jon earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University and an MBA in Finance from Baruch College. Throughout his career, he has been a strong supporter of the Special Olympics and is an involved member of FAAN (Food & Allergy Network).
With over 20 years of experience in Executive Search, Elizabeth Jacobs, is a recognized expert in Chief Financial Officer search and leads the Finance & Accounting search division as Executive Vice President at StevenDouglas. Elizabeth started with the firm in 2002, and since that time has substantially grown the Finance and Accounting Search practice first throughout Florida, and then expanded the practice nationally.
Elizabeth has been honored as one of South Florida’s top 25 Most Influential Business Women by the South Florida Business Journal. She enjoys working closely with clients, helping them explore their current and future hiring needs, as well as identifying individuals that will thrive within their culture. Her practice is focused on providing financial executives for emerging middle market to Fortune 500 companies. The Finance & Accounting practice specialties include general accounting, financial reporting, finance, treasury, tax and audit searches from mid-level management to C-level executives.
Before joining StevenDouglas, Elizabeth managed two branch offices for an international search firm for four years. Prior to entering the search industry, she worked for Morgan Stanley for seven years in the areas of corporate tax, investment banking and corporate accounting.
Elizabeth is active with a number of non-profit organizations. Most notably, she has helped raise over $2 million for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital chairing the Diamond Angel’s Gala. Additionally, she serves on the board of the South Florida Business Forum, and stays active with the Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Women’s Executive Leadership (WEL), and the United Way Women’s Leadership Program.
Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University, became a CPA in NY, and then completed her MBA from Fordham University.
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.
Chad Norris has been in the search and interim resources industry since 2010. His ability to evaluate both client and candidate needs, via a consultative approach, provides a more in-depth targeted search with a consistently successful outcome.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Chad was an Account Manager in a technology recruiting firm. While in this role, Chad deployed highly specialized resources in the Financial, Media, and Insurance verticals. Over the years, Chad has built a reputation of consistently providing resources who deliver value to our clients.
Chad earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media from the University of Delaware. Throughout his career, he has been a strong supporter of the Boys and Girls Club.
Don Zinn serves as Senior Vice President – Executive Search at StevenDouglas, and is based out of the firm’s
Westchester County (NY) office. He is a member of the firm’s Operations (Leadership, Sales & Marketing, Supply
Chain, Finance and HR) practice, and is focused on middle market and fast growing early stage companies where his
prior operating experience can add significant value to the searches he runs.
A CEO and entrepreneur with over 35 years sales, management and hiring experience, Don is focused on helping organizations
grow through people-focused management. He is a frequent speaker and author of many articles about turnover, employee
selection and satisfaction, and entrepreneurship. He 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 that includes;
• Succession planning – CEO, COO and President roles that require strategic definition prior to starting the search
• CFO, VP Finance searches in both the private and public sector, with a focus on family businesses and PE/VC funded companies.
• HR leadership – CHRO, CPO, VP HR, Director Labor Relations, Director Compensation searches, tapping into his alumni network
from Cornell while applying his real-life experience leading the people part of organizations he has founded and run.
• 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 the COO role.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Don was a top producing Partner at Jobplex, A DHR International Company. Don also previously
served as co-founder and Managing Partner of Exigent Search Partners, a boutique search firm based in Tarrytown, NY. Don has
over 15 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 focuses on helping client companies to scale to the next level and successfully fill out their management teams with optimal
talent and fit. His experience as CEO and COO, with a focus on building both the operational management (COO, CFO, CHRO etc.)
and the go-to-market (sales and marketing) teams of several venture funded tech companies has aided in the development and
success of his executive search career.
Don holds a BS in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University. Don serves as
VP/Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Cornell ILR Alumni Association, is a Board Member of the Mt Vernon Boys & Girls Club
and is a volunteer and former long-term board member for the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, New York.
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.
Matthew Beck leads the Sales, Marketing and Operations Executive Search practice nationally for StevenDouglas. Matthew has a proven track record of delivering mid management to executive level talent to various organizations including small to Fortune 500 companies. He focuses on building long term relationships with clients and candidates alike which allows him to successfully deliver quality individuals within the client’s specific guidelines.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Matthew spent over 6 years with a Fortune 1000 recruiting firm in South Florida holding progressive roles in both sales and management. Most recently, Matthew was Managing Director of the Miami office and responsible for the day to day operations of the division in addition to client service. He was charged with leading the division’s new hire training program and the “Leaders of Tomorrow” program in which the top 1% of the company’s performers are chosen annually. Matthew has always set himself apart through tireless work ethic, great communication skills, and unquestioned business ethics.
Matthew earned his BA in Economics from Eastern Illinois University. He has been actively involved in various charitable organizations, currently serving as Chairman of the United Way of Central Maryland's Leader's United Executive Council. He is also an active member of United Way's Tocqueville Society. Previously, Matt served two terms as Chairman of the Young Leader’s Society (YLS) with United Way of Broward County. In 2014, Matt was recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 Honoree, which identifies the most dynamic individuals in South Florida under the age of 40 who work diligently to contribute to their company’s growth and to improve the local community.
Technology Search and Staffing
Timothy Baron began his Information Technology recruiting and executive management career more than 20 years ago. Tim has been working in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area where he has played key roles in building three startup placement firms into multimillion dollar organizations. The substantial growth of his companies is attributed to his ability to gain and successfully service clients within both the commercial and federal government sectors.
Now with StevenDouglas after selling his firm, Tim and his team continue to seek to provide an even greater range of services to existing and future clients in the Mid-Atlantic region. His differentiator is his ability to methodically seek out and truly understand what others need and then find the way to most effectively deliver on those needs.
Tim did his undergraduate work at The Pennsylvania State University followed by earning an MBA at Loyola University. He resides in Northern Virginia where he shares his love of golf by volunteering with local junior golf organizations.
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.
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.
Finance & Accounting Search
Dario Furman joined the Finance & Accounting Search division of StevenDouglas in the summer of 2014. He began his career as an executive search professional in 2008 with a national search firm where he was consistently recognized as a top producer in the country. Mr. Furman’s approach is very thorough, confidential and professional. He integrates the use of the new modern recruiting techniques along with the proven “old fashioned method” of relationship building through face to face meetings with clients and candidates.
Dario’s practice spans from staff-level accounting and finance professionals to controllers and CFO’S across all industries and sizes of companies. His passion for recruiting, coupled with his tireless work ethic and desire to come through for his clients, has fueled his success. Dario is recognized as an AIRS Professional Recruiter and holds a Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR) designation. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
Dario graduated from the University of Florida’s Fisher School of Accounting with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Eamon C. Reilly
Technology Search and Staffing
Eamon Reilly leads the Seattle office bringing extensive experience in technology staffing, consulting and talent acquisition with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 businesses since 2005.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Eamon was a National Account Director in a technology staffing and consulting firm where he focused specifically in User Experience Design and Product Development. In that role he worked with clients in several business verticals including e-Commerce, Health/Wellness, Advertising, Finance and Entertainment.
Eamon also has international experience servicing clients in Europe and South America. He has been able to build a list of clients by adding value through human capital and creative resource solutions. Eamon’s client relationships and work ethic have led to several high-profile resource projects that were completed on-time and on-budget.
Eamon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University and when he’s not spending time with his wife and two children he likes to train for marathons and triathlete competitions.
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.
Amanda Grimm, Director of Client Services at StevenDouglas, has worked in the Technology industry, supporting the South Florida Market since 2012. Five of those years, Amanda gained experience in IT Staffing, successfully holding both account management and recruiting roles, accomplishing impressive milestones in both areas.
Amanda is admittedly “customer-obsessed” and understands the importance of matching candidates with ideal opportunities. She has steadily exceeded her recruiting goals throughout her career. Additionally, she acquired a range of skills that make her a premier advisor and consultant, such as constantly building her network, infrastructure staffing services, as well as sales and account management.
Amanda is passionate about helping others and is known for building long-term relationships by her clients and colleagues. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida State University.
South Florida - Interim Resources
Kari Benson has spent more than 13 years building long-term client relationships and as a result has been highly successful in the areas of business development, recruiting, and executive search. Her expert ability to source and assess talent has enabled Kari to provide clients with the resources they need to successfully carry out key internal initiatives that produce a clear bottom-line impact.
As a member of the StevenDouglas Project Resources Division, Kari focuses primarily on providing experienced project professionals that assist clients in the areas of finance and accounting, audit and compliance, human resources, and information technology. Kari serves both public and private companies effectively by utilizing her broad-based business experience to properly assess a client’s needs and bring them the appropriate resources to meet their objectives.
Before joining StevenDouglas, Kari held various progressive management roles with a Fortune 500 recruiting firm. During her tenure she was the recipient of numerous awards in which she was recognized for both performance and excellence. As Managing Director for the Miami locations, she was among the top 10% nationwide in an organization with over 10,000 employees.
Kari earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Information Management from the University of North Dakota. Throughout her career, Kari has been active in Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Inc. and Susan G.Komen Fight for the Cure. She is also one of the founders of the first kickball league in Miami. Her hobbies include freelance photography which has earned her five 1st place awards from the Florida Press Association.
HR & Administrative Search
Amanda joined StevenDouglas in 2013 and has played an integral role in developing the Human Resources Search Division. Amanda has first-hand experience as an HR Professional as she began her career as an HR Generalist working for a Top 100 Experiential Agency. She specialized in HR operations including high-volume national recruitment. She further pursued a recruiting specialty and prior to joining StevenDouglas, Amanda built and managed the Talent Acquisition department for a national outsourcing organization that contracted with Fortune 500 clients.
In addition, Amanda founded our Executive Assistant Search Practice in 2016. She partners with CEOs, C-Suite Executives, and High-Net-Worth Individuals; who are in need of an experienced, business savvy executive assistant partner. Amanda takes pride in providing best-in-class candidates to her clients through attention to detail, consistent communication, and strong business principles.
An active community member, Amanda has made an impact on many different charitable organizations including the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale and IMPACT Young Ambassadors for Memorial Healthcare. Most recently, Amanda served as the Chair of the Diamond Angels for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation where she led the 13th annual Fairy Tale Ball to great success and helped to raise over $320,000 for the hospital.
Amanda was selected as a finalist in the “Difference Maker“ category for the 2017 Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce HYPE Awards, acknowledging innovation and achievement among Young Professionals.
Michael Cappiello is a Director of Client Service specializing in technology staffing. He brings over 8 years of industry experience having worked on both sides of the business including a very accomplished recruiting career which transitioned into a successful business development career servicing clients all over South Florida.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Michael worked for two of the largest staffing and consulting firms in the country and most recently helped launch a startup boutique firm establishing them in the local market. He was responsible for building the recruitment team there as well as distinguishing the company presence through delivering top resources to clients in the region. Michael has developed a great reputation and deep relationships with his clients through his ability to truly recognize a clients’ needs from a 360 degree approach which includes understanding not only their technology footprint but also the company roadmap and group culture which can sometimes be equally important.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Florida State University. He is very involved in the local technology community including the South Florida PMI Chapter where he is on the board as VP of Marketing. He is also an active participant with TDWI, IIBA and the CIO Council to name a few.
Finance & Accounting Search
Kerin Mickenberg has spent more than 20 years in professional recruiting as a Corporate Recruiter and as an Executive Search Consultant for a national search firm where she was recognized consistently as a top producer in the country. Kerin’s ability to find and identify valuable talent through deep market penetration has allowed her to provide a level of excellence that clients can rely on. Her reputation for honesty and integrity has become an invaluable asset to her clients and candidates.
Kerin returned to StevenDouglas after spending 8 years as part of the Talent Management team in a Fortune 100 company where she has supported Corporate Accounting, Finance, Tax and Audit with professional staffing needs. She has actively participated in company sponsored college campus events leading discussions on techniques for job seekers in career path mapping and interviewing. Kerin is recognized as an AIRS Professional Recruiter and holds a certificate in Advanced Internet Recruiting. She is an active member of the National Association for Female Executives and has been involved in corporate diversity recruiting initiatives for the last couple of years.
Kerin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She is a dedicated volunteer for the American Cancer Society and the Susan G Komen Foundation.
Finance & Accounting Search
Nik Viale has been working in recruiting since 2012, including most notably 5 years as a Recruiting Manager with a leading, global firm. He has direct Finance & Accounting experience that includes an early career in public accounting with a top Florida CPA firm, as well as experience working for a top 30 national firm.
After his accounting career, Nik transitioned into recruiting to apply the insights he gained and real-world knowledge of Finance & Accounting. He is proud of his over 5 years in public accounting and the educational foundation that he offers to the clients & candidates he serves, directly contributing to Nik’s success. This on-the-ground experience provides Nik credibility with both the candidates and clients he supports. The fact that he was once in the same exact shoes as the people he works with gives him a deep understanding of the Finance & Accounting landscape, and skills needed to create a positive impact for an organization.
Throughout his recruiting career, Nik has worked on a range of placements from staff accountant to Controller, as well as CFO level and leadership roles. He has experience servicing an array of industries and every size business, from small to middle market companies in the process of scaling up, to billion dollar publicly traded corporations.
Nik holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida State University, and a master’s degree in Taxation from Florida Atlantic University. He supports the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Humane Society, and other local animal rescues. He is passionate about helping children in need as well as animals. Nik is a big dog lover and owner of 2 rescue pets.
Information Technology Search
Matt Johnson has been in the Information Technology Staff Augmentation and Permanent Placement industry since 1997. Matt takes great pride in his effective capability to manage both the clients and candidates expectations through the employment placement lifecycle. Throughout the tenure of his career, Matt has been responsible for recruiting tier one IT professionals and has married their skills to technical requirements with Fortune 500 and mid size corporations throughout the state of Florida and on a national level.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Matt had progressive leadership roles within a couple of dynamic technology consulting and staffing firms in the local south Florida market. It was during this time that Matt honed his skills and commitment to connecting quality technical talent with superior employment opportunities.
Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Management from Northwood University. Matt is involved with local and international ministries, nonprofit organizations and charities including 4Kids of South Florida, Sheridan House Family Ministries, Juna Amagara Ministries, LifeNet4Families, and The United Way.
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
Leigh Flanders-Cassett joined the Finance & Accounting Search Division of StevenDouglas in the beginning of 2012. She joined us from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Miami, and is a licensed CPA in the State of Florida. As she is a Big 4 alumni, her primary focus is recruiting candidates in public accounting as she can easily relate to, and assist, those looking to make a transition into the private sector. She also assists those with public-private and financial planning & analysis backgrounds find their next opportunity in the ever-changing job market. Leigh’s enthusiasm and understanding nature contribute to her keen identification of both candidate and client needs, and her familiarity with the accounting field helps her to easily match skill-sets with positions.
Leigh graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masters of Accounting from the University of Florida. In addition, she has been actively involved in various charitable organizations including the United Way’s Reading Pals and Camillus House.
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.