Managing Director - Midwest - Finance & Accounting Search
Stacy Kelly is well recognized as a leading Search industry expert and thought leader in Finance and Accounting Search in the upper Midwest. In her role with StevenDouglas, Stacy has assembled a stellar team across Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota, that does the business the right way, and is focused on creating great outcomes for our candidate and clients.
Stacy is known for her integrity, trust, and being a true partner with deep roots in the accounting and finance community, delivering white glove service to both clients and candidates. She has a genuine interest in understanding people’s motivation, identifying quality candidates, and the ability to connect with top talent in the region through the network she has built for over 20 years.
Stacy Kelly prefers to focus on long-term relationship building with both the clients and candidates she supports. She has a track-record of success accessing key talent, and also in referral-based recruiting for positions from manager to executive positions. Stacy very much enjoys and is an expert at mapping and assisting in department build outs after key business transitions such as growth, downsizing, and acquisitions.
Stacy’s career began with hands-on experience working in a business operations role for a global macro hedge fund, and asset management in the real estate industry. She’s worked on both sides of the business, often utilizing staffing and search services in previous roles, and understands the real challenges of building a team and working effectively with a search partner.
Stacy is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a Step-Up Luminary Member, helping young women in underserved areas of Chicago gain access to professional mentors. Stacy also splits her time as an Iconic Competitive Cheer volunteer, a Chicago CHIEF member, and a Park Ridge Express Hockey volunteer.