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Stephen James Associates announced it acquired Stafford Paige LLC, a Bridgewater NJ-based executive search firm specializing in finance and accounting, effective Monday. Terms of the deal were not announced. Stafford Paige will take on the Stephen James brand.
Stafford Paige provides retained, contingency and interim executive search services, and its clients include Fortune 1,000, privately held and venture capital/private equity portfolio companies.
"For Stephen James Associates, this strategic acquisition adds a strong presence in New Jersey and New York as we expand into new territories throughout the U.S.," said CEO Carl Wright.
"We recognized in them a talent warrior mentality, something we feel is defining of Stephen James Associates," Wright said. "And Stafford Paige has established a strong foothold in New Jersey, as well as a very solid reputation."
Joe Stauffer, managing partner at Stafford Paige, said the newly acquired organization plans further expansion within New Jersey and into New York City. Stauffer, along with Al DeRosa and Michelle Mulvihill McBurnie, will lead Stephen James' accounting and finance New Jersey operations.
Stephen James provides finance and accounting, banking, human resources and sales and marketing staffing. It is a part of the Allegis Group.