Chief Executive Officer, Founder
John leads talent acquisition services at Stonebridge Search. His passion lies in creating strategic game plans, locating and evaluating talent and connecting people in mutually beneficial relationships that make businesses and careers thrive.
John's areas of recruiting expertise include Valuation & Opinions, Dispute Consulting, Forensic Services, Restructuring & Turnaround, Transaction Advisory and Accounting Methods & Credits. His clients include Big 4 and middle-market accounting firms, global and boutique consulting firms and investment banks.
John is a member of the prestigious Pinnacle Society, the premier consortium of 75 of the leading recruiters in North America. Membership is based upon the stringent criteria of verifiable industry success, ethical standards, expertise and experience.
Prior to founding Stonebridge Search in 2008, John spent seven years as Director of the Financial Advisory Services practice of Haystack Associates, Inc., an executive search firm in Brentwood, Tennessee. Previously John worked with Professional Recruiting Solutions, Inc. in Dallas, recruiting both Financial Advisory Services talent and IT consultants for international firms. John holds a B.A. in Public Relations from the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Oklahoma. He lives in Austin with his wife and four children.
Chief Operating Officer
Darien serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Stonebridge Search. She is responsible for handling the operational and financial aspects of the firm. Darien is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA and a Masters in Professional Accounting from the McCombs Business School at The University of Texas at Austin.
Prior to joining Stonebridge Search, Darien served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Ancient Art, LP (Investment Advisor to Teton Capital Partners, LP). Teton Capital Partners, LP is a hedge fund based in Austin, Texas.
Prior to joining Ancient Art, LP, Darien was a Manager in the Lead Tax Services group of Deloitte & Touche in Austin. Darien started her career in the Dallas office of Deloitte & Touche and later transferred to Austin to assist with establishing and developing the local Tax Practice.
In addition to her operational responsibilities, Darien brings a unique perspective and insight to the recruiting side of the firm because of her educational background and experience in public accounting.
Executive Search Consultant
Stacey serves as an Executive Search Consultant for Stonebridge Search. She earned her BBA in Computer Information Systems at Texas State University. Interested in IT, Stacey found herself at Dell. After a few years in Operations doing database programming, she switched gears to sales.
Stacey worked at Dell in various sales roles with an emphasis on serving the healthcare market. During the high point of her career, she was recognized as the top Account Executive of the Year landing the largest Healthcare account in the nation. She went on to lead a national sales team targeting Healthcare Independent Software Vendors.
Stacey’s sales experience, process consulting and organizational skills bring significant value to Stonebridge Search.
Amy serves as the Administrative Assistant for Stonebridge Search. She plays a key role in supporting the operational aspects of the organization. Amy holds a B.A. in Organizational Communication from St. Edward’s University in Austin.
Prior to joining Stonebridge Search, Amy worked for Red Oak Compliance, LLC as an Administrative Assistant and Compliance Consultant. Previously, Amy served as Chief Compliance Officer at Ancient Art, L.P., where she handled the investor relations and compliance functions, in addition to general office management duties. Prior to her time at Ancient Art, L.P., Amy worked for the Austin Independent School District where she served as Secretary to the District’s Chief of Staff for six years before moving to the District's newly established Bond Program Management Office.
Amy’s years of experience and range of administrative and organizational skills provide essential support to Stonebridge Search.