Our Team

Brian J. Steffan, President

Brian J. Steffan is originally from Cazenovia, New York, and is a Catholic University of America graduate 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 had the remarkable distinction of successfully placing over 14,000 candidates with law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and significant associations throughout the United States. He brings extensive experience in recruiting and placement of the highest quality candidates. In addition, 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). On the reverse side, he takes great pride in finding incredible jobs for candidates and actively listens to what you are looking for in a career move.

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

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

Brian holds various leadership positions in volunteer organizations throughout Washington, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia. These include the Arlington Community Foundation, Grey Gardens Animal Rescue, The Hardy County Historical Society, The Gloria A. Steffan Scholarship Fund, and Aspire Early Learning Center.  Brian served as a board member, Fundraising and Social Media Chair, and Executive Director.  In addition, Brian supports local fire and rescue squads, cancer-related charities, and food banks.

Brian was a member of The Citizen’s Advisory Council on Interpreting and Furnishing the Executive Mansion of Virginia.

In a recent poll, he’s described as generous, kind, open, larger than life, engaging, trustworthy, and a natural leader. So isn’t that the kind of recruiter you want to work with on your next opening?

Alicia Sanders, Director of Recruitment

Alicia Sanders grew up in a small town 90 miles west of Washington, DC.  She attended Shenandoah University, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice/ Sociology, minoring in Kinesiology.  Shortly after college, Alicia began her career in law enforcement, where she spent 11 years protecting and serving her local community. In 2013, Alicia opened a successful diner and sold the restaurant in 2019, and began her journey as a recruiter, eventually joining Steffan & Co., Inc. as their Director of Recruitment.  Alicia continuously grows the firm’s book of business by connecting with local, regional, national, and global businesses to provide them with expert white glove service to find the most extraordinary talent to move their businesses forward.

Alicia’s passion is bringing together clients and candidates to form a great working relationships. Alicia’s clients read like a who’s who of global businesses, including law offices, corporations, healthcare facilities, real estate firms, nonprofits, and hospitality.

Alicia believes in giving back to her community, is passionate about our youth, and understands that our children are our future.  Alicia is a middle school basketball, tee-ball, and high school track coach and volunteers to fundraise for, mentor, and lead children for the Youth and Wellness center in Wardensville, WV.

Alicia is a board member for Fairness West Virginia, a statewide civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to fair treatment for LGBTQ+ people of WV.

Alicia is passionate and dedicated to making everyone she encounters feel welcome, valued, respected, and loved through her positive energy and demeanor.  Reach out to Alicia today and let her show you the difference she can make in your life and the life of your company.

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. Louise brings a lifetime of experience recruiting, screening, hiring, and managing over 200 legal secretaries and other support staff. She understands what a law firm needs and can provide it quickly due to her many connections within the industry. Isn’t this the type of person you want to assist in your hiring process?

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