Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards

Vice President - Technology Executive Search

Matthew Richards joins StevenDouglas as Vice President of Technology Executive Search, with over 25 years of leadership in retained search and corporate recruiting leadership. His career spans early-stage pre-revenue startups, PE-backed high-growth companies, and a global Fortune 200 consulting leader, showcasing adaptability and proficiency in navigating different organizational landscapes. Notably, Matthew brings extensive expertise in attracting top-tier leadership talent across various sectors and functions including engineering, IT, security, data, and AI, specifically catering to the needs of private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

What sets Matthew apart is his strategic and detailed approach to executive search. Rather than solely focusing on finding candidates, Matthew delves deep into understanding organizational dynamics and talent requirements, collaborating closely with the C-suite to build transformational leadership teams. This approach both addresses immediate hiring needs and also aligns with the long-term organization goals.

Matthew's commitment to excellence is evident in his dedication to ongoing learning and research. He constantly studies market trends, sectors, investors, companies, and leaders, ensuring that his insights are always informed and up to date. Matthew's integrity, transparency, and commitment to delivering excellence has earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor; he values long-term relationships with both clients and candidates, reflecting his genuine passion for making a positive impact.

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