Our Team

Brian J. Steffan, President


Brian J. Steffan is originally from Cazenovia, New York, and a graduate of The Catholic University of America with a business degree and a concentration in human resources. Brian has been in the Direct-Hire, Temporary, and Contract Recruiting industry since 1994. He began his career in the temporary employment industry and soon moved to the direct-hire side with a large Northern Virginia agency.

In 1995, he opened Steffan & Co., Incorporated. Since 1995 he has the remarkable distinction of successfully placing over 14,000 candidates with law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and large associations throughout the United States. He brings extensive experience in recruiting and placement of the highest quality candidates. He uses his expertise to bring together candidates and clients to benefit both parties to make a perfect match.

Over the last 26 years, Brian has earned a reputation for only sending the right candidates (even if it means not sending anyone at all). On the reverse side, he takes great pride in finding incredible opportunities for quality candidates and listens to what they are looking for in a career move. He understands what kind of person today’s top firms are looking to hire, while also appreciating what his candidates are looking for from their next career move and their future employer.

Brian continually educates himself and his staff on new employment laws, techniques, and industry trends. He is very involved in his local community, in both business and social issues.

– He is a graduate and a Class Representative for the 2010 class at Leadership Arlington.

– He holds various leadership positions in volunteer organizations throughout Washington, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia. Including the Arlington Community Foundation and Aspire, where he serves as a board member.  Brian supports local fire and rescue squads, cancer-related charities, local animal shelters, and food banks.

– He is also heavily involved in historic preservation and was appointed by Virginia’s former Governor, Mark Warner, to the Citizen’s Advisory Council on Interpreting and Furnishing the Executive Mansion of Virginia.  In 2018, he became a board member of the Hardy County Historical Society and saved the Zirkle Mill from demolition.

– He was recently described in a poll as generous, kind, open, larger than life, engaging, trustworthy, and a real leader. Isn’t that the kind of recruiter you want to work with on your next opening?


Louise Verret, Vice President, Legal Services

Louise Verret Joined Steffan & Co., in 2011 and has been in the legal industry since 1978. She was the Personnel Manager for Squire Patton Boggs LLP, one of the top ten most significant firms in Washington, DC for 30 years. She brings a lifetime of experience in recruiting, screening, hiring, and managing over 200 legal secretaries and other support staff. She understands what a law firm needs and can provide it in a short period due to her many connections within the industry. Isn’t this the type of person you want to assist in your hiring process?