With rapid changes in technology and IT-related unemployment near all-time record lows, companies today are finding it increasingly more challenging to attract and retain highly skilled IT professionals to design, implement, manage and safeguard their systems from cyber threats.
In response to this demand, our highly tenured team at StevenDouglas brings an average of 19 years of IT recruiting experience, helping our clients navigate this rapidly changing job market and delivering top IT talent. Our Information Technology team’s discipline specialization and vast network of IT relationships allow them to be efficient and effective, all while delivering exceptional customer service. These services can be delivered either through a retained search approach at the executive level or through our contingency search practice for professional staff to middle management.
Areas of Specialization:
- Executive Leadership & Management
- Project Management / Business Analysis
- Applications / Software Development
- Data / Database Administration
- BI / Data Warehousing
- Systems Integration / Implementation
- Infrastructure Management
- Networking / Technical Services
- CyberSecurity / Compliance / Governance
- Quality Assurance
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.
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).
Eamon C. Reilly
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.
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.
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.
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.
Information Technology Search
Michael Beaton joined the Information Technology Search Division of StevenDouglas in early 2015.
Prior to StevenDouglas, Michael began his career with a large national recruiting firm in Orlando, FL where he specialized in the recruitment of application developers, infrastructure engineers, information security professionals and C level executives within the IT Industry. 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 and is a member of the United Way’s Young Leadership Society.
Michael is a native of South Florida and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University.
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.
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.
Since joining the search industry in 2001, Kipp Edgington has focused on providing Cyber and Information Security recruitment services to a national client base. Kipp has successfully placed cybersecurity talent across different specialties including penetration-testers, CISSP’s, certified ethical hackers identity & access management, threat & vulnerability, infosec business development professionals as well as sales engineers and chief cybersecurity officers.
Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Kipp worked for an international search firm managing a Fortune 100 client base which included IBM, Accenture and Ernst & Young. During his tenure, he rose to become the top recruiter of the 160-employee firm.
Kipp earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Cedarville University in Ohio.
As a technology recruiter in the NY office, John supports both the Interim Resources and Search divisions. In his role, he specializes in finding information technology talent for critical projects and middle management and executive searches. His background in recruiting began with a large national staffing firm where he focused on niche technology roles for Telecommunications clients. His dedication to candidate relationships and client service are the cornerstones to his professional reputation.
John earned his Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University where he studied public relations. His philanthropy work includes participation in neighborhood outreach programs and contributions to Carverponics, an afterschool program for inner city children.
Joseph began his technology recruiting career in Silicon Valley and brought his talents and experience to the NY office of StevenDouglas. He has built a reputation for successfully sourcing talent in both development and infrastructure across a broad range of industries. Joseph’s ability to fully understand the needs of the client and the skills of his consultants gives him the edge to assure both parties are pleased with the work.
Joseph attended California State University, Fresno and earned his degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Journalism. In his spare time, Joseph enjoys volunteering as a mentor to underprivileged youth.
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.
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.
Barry Tejeda joined StevenDouglas with over five years of full life cycle technology recruiting experience. He began his recruiting career working for a boutique agency in South Florida where he mastered his skills.
Barry prides himself on building long lasting relationships with clients and candidates he supports. Throughout his career, he has placed Software Engineers, DBA’s, Cyber Security Analysts, Network Engineer/Architects, and Systems Engineers among other positions in the Information Technology field.
Barry is originally from Miami, Florida and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Elon University in North Carolina where he was a member of their baseball team.
J.M. Guzman began his recruiting career with a Florida-based recruiting firm sourcing Information Technology professional nationwide.
J.M. specializes in placing IT professionals in both the private and public sectors. He has had success recruiting candidates across a broad range of skills sets for the commercial sector. J.M. is also experienced in sourcing candidates for government based positions requiring Secret to TS/SCI Full Scope Polygraph security clearances. He attributes his success in the business to a great work ethic, trusting relationships with candidates, and relying on mentorship from more experienced recruiters and managers.
Technology Staffing & Consulting
Jared Rabbito began his career in IT staffing while working for a boutique agency in South Florida. He quickly grew into the role of Senior Recruiter/Account Manager, where he not only placed IT Professionals nation-wide, but also managed local accounts building long-term relationships with hiring teams.
Jared brings a wealth of experience to StevenDouglas having specialized in placing Software Engineers, Security Engineers, and IT Professionals up to the Executive level. He takes pride in building long-lasting relationships with both candidates and clients, and believes that these relationships are paramount to his success in the industry.
Jared is a native Floridian having grown up in South Florida and received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida.
Technology Staffing and Consulting
Tyler Tejeda began her recruiting career with a Florida-based boutique recruiting firm sourcing information technology professionals nationwide. She thrived with this firm for seven years and became an expert in full lifecycle recruiting, client service management and team management. She honed her expertise across various IT markets before joining StevenDouglas as a Senior Recruiter within the Technology Staffing and Consulting division.
Tyler specializes in placing IT professionals within technical roles including Software Developers, ERP Consultants, System/Network Engineers, and IT Support roles. She is also experienced in placing functional IT professionals such as Project Managers and Business Analysts. She attributes her success in the business to connecting with candidates and clients by building trusting, reliable and lasting relationships.
Tyler earned her Master of Arts in International Business and Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Florida.
Aditi Carman brings 17 years of recruiting skills and experience to StevenDouglas. She began her career as at a small firm where she was provided an opportunity to see various aspects of the technology field. This experience sparked her curiosity to learn more about the IT field and led her to a career in staffing and recruiting in 2001.
Aditi has a passion for helping candidates find positions where they can grow and reach their highest potential, while assisting companies in meeting their goals by finding them the right talent to get them there. Whatever the industry focus may be, Aditi thrives in building solid relationships with her clients and candidates alike. Aditi has worked at the local, state, and national level for both commercial and federal positions.
Born and raised in Florida, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and continues to stay actively involved in their alumni association and local events.
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.
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.
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.
Nick Ferrer’s staffing career began in 2010, working for a boutique agency as an IT technical recruiter. After working as a recruiter, Nick was promoted to Recruiting Manager where he worked with both clients as well as leading a team of technical recruiters.
In addition to his work helping clients fill their staffing needs, Nick also continued to recruit elite IT talent. He has worked with global Fortune 100 companies delivering large scale projects, as well as smaller and mid-sized companies looking for their next key hire. Nick places a high priority on relationships and that comes through in the quality of candidates he represents. He has successfully completed assignments across a broad spectrum of roles including, but not limited to Software Engineers, Project Managers and Senior Level Management. Nick has experience working in both the Commercial and Federal fields, which includes placing cleared resources nationally and in the Metro DC area.
Nick has a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida International University in Criminal Justice.