Private Equity and Venture Capital
Over the last decade, the proliferation of Private Equity and Venture Capital firms has changed the competitive landscape in the Interim Resources industry. The demand for talent with proven experience in investor-backed businesses that know how create value and transform business into high-performance and highly
accountable organizations is at an all-time high. It is no longer enough to find candidates with appropriate industry experience, but also strong leaders that can manage the expectations of the financial sponsors and the Board of
Directors while guiding the business to success.
Our Private Equity and Venture Capital experts have a proven track record for delivering Interim Executive talent to help our clients maximize returns on their investments. Our Interim Resources offering allows them to augment their teams by parachuting in executives to take on challenges and opportunities of newly acquired portfolio companies as well as existing platforms expanding organically and through acquisitions. We are also called upon at the end of the lifecycle of the investment when our clients are pursuing strategic alternatives.
Areas of Specialization:
- Technology, Media and Telecom
- Retail, Hospitality and Leisure
- Life Sciences
- Financial Services
- Industrial and Mining
- Real Estate and Construction
- Finance & Accounting
- Information Technology
- Human Resources
President - Interim Resources
Following a successful 18 year financial career, Mr. Viner elected a career change into the sales, marketing and leadership aspects of project-based professional services. Just before electing the career change, Mark had been the CFO of a publicly-held company for six years.
Mr. Viner has the unique perspective to truly understand his clients’ needs. Among many of his responsibilities as being the financial leader of a publicly-held company, he was also responsible for ensuring compliance with the provisions set forth by the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002….a considerable challenge faced by many public companies today. Mark’s proven strength has been his ability to leverage his broad experience to work with our clients to help them scope project needs and collaborate with them regarding their challenges.
Mr. Viner, a CPA, has been with StevenDouglas since March 2006. Prior to joining the firm, he was the initial Managing Director for the South Florida office of a publicly-held, global professional services firm which was founded within a Big Four accounting firm. Under his leadership, that office achieved the fastest growth of any office during its initial year than any office in that company’s history. Just prior, Mr. Viner spent six years as CFO of Dreams, Inc, a publicly-held sports memorabilia provider and franchisor of the Field of Dreams national chain of stores. Prior to Dreams, he held numerous senior-level financial management positions with The Walt Disney Corporation, Planet Hollywood International, Inc., Harris Corporation and Deloitte.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at Birmingham-Southern College and is involved with several South Florida charities, including Kids in Distress. Fort Lauderdale954-385-8595
Senior Vice President - 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. Fort Lauderdale954-385-8595
Director of Client Service - 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 was 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. Fort Lauderdale305-495-9821
Tammy L. Curtis
Managing Director – Interim Resources
Tammy has led our Central Florida Project practice since 2009. She offers a specialized focus in accounting & finance, internal audit, human resources and information technology 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 organizations such as the Tampa Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) and Women’s Executive Leadership (WEL) and she is the Orlando Partner for fiCFO. She is also currently Board Governance Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay, Vice Chair of the Camelot Community Care Board and a member of the Tocqueville Society and Campaign Cabinet of United Way Suncoast. Tampa813-363-7597
Vice President - Minneapolis
With over 28 years of professional services industry background, Karen Melby leads the Minneapolis office of StevenDouglas. Karen’s practice focuses on providing mid-to senior level project professionals to assist clients in the areas of finance and accounting, audit and compliance, and human resources.
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 PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touché, and Towers Perrin.
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 and is involved with several professional organizations. Minneapolis952-941-0100
Senior Vice President - New York
Jon Bolton leads the Raleigh 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). New York201-647-4297
Vice President - Technology Staffing & Consulting
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. Fort Lauderdale954-385-8595
Eamon C. Reilly
Director - Client Service
Eamon Reilly comes to StevenDouglas with 10+ years of project resource experience with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 businesses.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Eamon was a National Account Director in a technology consulting firm where he focused specifically in User Experience and Design. While in this role, he worked with clients in several business verticals such as Advertising, Insurance, Technology, Finance and Entertainment. Eamon also has international experience servicing clients in Europe and South America. He has been able to build a reputation 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. Since moving to New York 10 years ago, Eamon has been running marathons, half-marathons and participating in triathlete competitions. In addition he volunteers with New York Cares and iMentor where he is paired with at-risk youth to help increase High School graduation rates within the 5 boroughs of New York City. New York917-710-6259
Managing Director - Finance and Accounting
Jonathan Stiegler joined StevenDouglas to launch and lead the Finance and Accounting Search and Interim Resources group in our New York office.
Prior to joining the firm, he was a Director of Client Service for a publicly-held, global professional services firm which was founded within a Big Four Public Accounting firm. Just prior, Jonathan held numerous sales, recruiting and financial management roles within staffing & recruiting, an employment-related search engine company, private equity and public accounting firms. Through this, he developed and cultivated C-level relationships at Global Investment Banks, Private Equity Funds and Start-ups.
Jonathan is a New York State CPA and received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Lehigh University. He is a board member of the Lehigh Football Partnership. New York646-827-4670
Director of Client Service - Technology Staffing & Consulting
Jennifer Cobaugh has spent over fifteen years providing senior level IT talent to the South Florida marketplace. Her commitment to building strong business relationships and pairing clients with high caliber candidates have been key to her success in the IT staffing industry. As a senior member of the IT Consulting Practice, Jennifer focuses on providing her clients with top level IT talent on a contract and contract to hire basis.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Jennifer spent fourteen years of high growth and achievement with a premier IT staff augmentation firm. Commencing her career on the recruiting side of the business, she rapidly progressed into business development and full lifecycle client management. In doing so she created, developed and optimized the business potential of high value, strategic relationships and partnerships with CIO’s, VP’s and Senior IT Client Management in the delivery, fulfillment, service and support of complex IT resource needs. She has excelled throughout her career at exceeding her clients’ expectations in delivering the highest level of service and support, backed by unmatched integrity and professionalism.
Jennifer has been active in local networking groups as a board member of itSMF – South Florida chapter and participant in groups such as PMI, SFTA, and WITI. Throughout the years she has been involved in various local charitable organizations and most recently generously donates her time to the Broward Partnership for the Homeless. Fort Lauderdale954-385-8595
Director of Recruiting
Frank has spent his career focused on providing the financial services industry with technology resources. What started as single resource recruiting has grown into a practice that deploys entire project teams for mission critical initiatives. Having worked for a large global recruiting firm, Frank has a proven recruiting methodology that is strictly measured by the success of the technology projects he has supported.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Frank was Vice President and Recruiting Lead for Global Market Technology at Bank of America where he developed executive relationships and a deep understanding of the talent required to succeed at a major investment bank. Parallel to Frank’s relationship management efforts, he played an intricate role in recruiting the talent that his clients deemed imperative to have on site in order to ensure the success of a given project. He recognizes that the most important part of this business is to understand the human side of human capital. He has built long-lasting trusting relationships and enjoys a strong referral network and loyal client base.
Frank earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the SUNY Oswego and is a dedicated volunteer youth baseball coach. New York646-827-1199
Director of Client Service - Technology Staffing & Consulting
Michael Cappiello is a Director of Client Service specializing in technology staffing and consulting. 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. Fort Lauderdale954-385-8595
Director - Client Service
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. New York646-827-2171
Director of Client Service - Interim Resources
With a successful professional services career of over 20 years, Carol has served companies from startups to the Fortune 50. Her early career began at Deloitte where she led business development for the firm in southern California.
As Carol’s career progressed, she held client service and business development leadership roles for two National Commercial Banks. Carol also possesses deep experience as an entrepreneur having owned both a boutique accounting advisory firm and a commercial finance company where she served as President.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas Interim Resources Division, Carol was a top producing Client Service Director for a Global Professional Services firm serving south Florida providing Fortune 100 firms with top consulting talent.
The breadth of her experience combined with a strong sales and marketing focus make Carol highly suited to expand StevenDouglas into the Palm Beach and northern Florida Counties
Carol earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Redlands and is involved in her community with a focus on Children’s Charities, she loves the arts, and is an avid outdoors person, and an accomplished chef. She is an active member of the United Way of Palm Beach County Resource Development Committee, and the Women’s Leadership Council. Fort Lauderdale West Palm Beach954-385-8595
National Manager - Recruiting
Shaunna Kelley joined the Project Resources Division of StevenDouglas as a Recruiting Manager to complement our local and national teams by expanding the firm’s network of high quality professionals to help clients manage change.
Shaunna brings broad experience in the professional services industry serving as an Account Manager for a publicly-held staffing company and Recruiting Manager for a publicly-held project services firm with a Big 4 heritage. She provided specialized recruitment and relationship management in the areas of Accounting & Finance, Risk & Compliance, Information Management, Supply Chain, and Human Capital throughout the South Region of Florida, Caribbean and Latin America.
Shaunna has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University. Fort Lauderdale954-385-8595
Manager of Recruiting
Lauren Maher is a Senior Recruiter in the New York office of StevenDouglas.
She began her recruiting career with Cisco Certified Partner where she recruited for internal positions as well as government contracts on a project basis. Lauren then moved on to work for a boutique technology staffing firm where she received her training and developed her unique recruiting abilities. Lauren has a mix of corporate recruiting as well as agency recruiting experience which really helps her understand the full cycle hiring process.
Lauren specializes in the recruitment of high-demand skill sets such as Software Developers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Infrastructure Engineers, Full-Stack Developers, Managers and Directors. She has successfully placed individuals in small, medium-sized and Fortune 500 companies throughout the country. She offers a transparent and consultative approach and acts as a trusted career counselor to candidates.
Lauren earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Frostburg State University in Psychology and enjoys snowboarding, working out and being outdoors in her free time. New York646-827-2350
Manager, Operations Support - Technology Staffing & Consulting
Erin joined StevenDouglas as part of our Human Resources team and was quickly promoted to a Manager of Operations Support for our Technology Staffing & Consulting team. In this capacity she manages consultant operations including but not limited to onboarding, training, and contract review, to make their partnership with StevenDouglas as seamless and successful as possible.
Also, she has become an integral piece in managing the day to day operations of the sales and recruiting team. Erin prides herself on giving world class customer service to whomever she supports, whether it be external clients or her StevenDouglas team.
Prior to StevenDouglas, Erin worked for MSC Cruise USA as their Sales Service Coordinator and provided assistance to different levels of administration and management in numerous tasks and projects. Managed all of the company’s websites inquiries, the website service line and provided online support for clients and travel agents.
Erin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University. She is active in her community as a participant as a Diamond Angel for the Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital. Fort Lauderdale954-385-8595
Senior Recruiter - Technology Staffing & Consulting
Brett Kohli’s recruiting career began in 2004, working for a Fortune 500 company as an internal recruiter hiring at the corporate headquarter level. In 2008, he took his expertise to a national staffing firm specializing in IT recruiting.
Brett has recruited talent across various industries and sizes of companies including difficult to fill positions at Office Depot, Assurant, Burger King, Citrix, and AutoNation. The key to his success has been his focus on maintaining relationships with top talent in key positions including Software Developers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Infrastructure Engineers, Managers and Directors. Prior to becoming a recruiter, he worked for Raymond James and Associates and Prudential Securities as a Financial Advisor.
Brett holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University. Fort Lauderdale954-385-8595
Jessica joined StevenDouglas as a Recruiting Coordinator in 2013. She supports both the Project Resources and Search divisions, finding technology resources for financial services organizations and senior level information technology talent for executive searches. Her determination to provide exceptional service to our clients and ability to gain access to great candidates, gives her a competitive edge in the marketplace. Since starting at StevenDouglas, Jessica has expanded her network and built strong relationships both on corporate and client levels.
Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts from Mount Saint Mary College. Her philanthropy work includes participation in neighborhood outreach programs and contributions to MSMC Supports the 343, a Scholarship Fundraiser. New York646-827-3898
Senior Recruiter - Technology Staffing & Consulting
Daniel began his recruiting career with a national firm specializing in information technology. His expertise lies in identifying and recruiting hard to find talent with niche skill sets. Over his career, Daniel has placed Network Engineers, Network Architects, .Net Developers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, System Administrators, Oracle DBAs, Helpdesk/Desktop Support Engineers and many others.
Daniel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications from Penn State in 2011. A Pennsylvania native, Daniel relocated to Florida in 2014. Fort Lauderdale954-385-8595
Senior Recruiter - Technology Staffing & Consulting
Al has been successfully placing IT Professionals for over a decade. He began his career with a San Francisco-based recruiting firm, grew quickly into the role of recruiting manager and led his own large team of recruiters. Building meaningful, long-term relationships with both clients and candidates is his professional passion. Furthermore, he has immense pride in his ability to connect the right candidate to the right opportunity. He has placed IT professionals ranging from IT Support to Chief Technology Officer for small, midsized, and fortune 500 corporations.
Al studied Business Management at Hodges University in Naples, Florida. Fort Lauderdale954-385-8595
Senior Recruiter - Technology Staffing and Consulting
Alexandra began her recruiting career with a Florida-based recruiting firm sourcing information technology professionals primarily in the South Florida market. She honed her expertise working for a national recruiting firm before joining StevenDouglas as Senior Recruiter within the Technology Staffing and Consulting division.
Alexandra specializes in placing IT professionals within technical roles including Java, .Net and SQL Developers, Network Engineers, System Engineers, Security Engineers and IT Support roles. She is also experienced in placing functional IT professionals such as Project Managers, Business Analysts and Trainers. She attributes her success in the business to the trusting relationships that she builds with her candidates and her long-term approach to building a successful practice.
Alexandra enjoys volunteering at Camillus House preparing meals for individuals and families in need. Fort Lauderdale954-385-8595
Recruiter – Technology Staffing & Consulting
Frank began his recruiting career with a New Jersey-based recruiting firm and grew quickly into the role of Account Manager, leading a team of recruiters within the Technology and Aerospace sectors. Frank joined StevenDouglas’ Technology, Staffing and Consulting division as a recruiter with a focus on recruiting both technical and functional IT professionals for a broad array of clients.
Frank brings a lifelong passion for technology and has a unique ability to connect with people quickly and build trusting relationships. This skillset along with a tremendous work ethic and desire to help his candidates find great opportunities have accelerated his success in the business.
Frank is actively involved with NextGen United, a network of emerging leaders volunteering with United Way Broward County. Fort Lauderdale954-385-8595