Recruiting within the technology sector since 2004, Doug has a proven track record in placing application development professionals across The UK, Europe, Dubai and North America. Whether it is a Web Developer or a Program Director, Doug works on all opportunities with professionalism and confidentiality for a wide variety of clients ranging from SMEs to large multi-national FTSE businesses.
“I appreciate the integral role technology professionals have within organizations and the majority of my work comes from referrals and repeat business.” Doug has successfully built up a number of key relationships filling roles with companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Hitachi, HP, Honda, Pearson Education, LexisNexis, Yell, Friends Life, Gala and Sony.
Originally from Reading, England, today Doug resides in Miami with his wife and son.
About Kristen Thingvold
Kristen is a determined young professional that has started her career working primarily in the banking and finance industry. She began her experience by working with bank department managers in Human Resources and Marketing at a small community bank before making the transition to a recruitment administrator at the U.S. Bank headquarter office in Minneapolis, MN. Kristen’s educational background entails a degree in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, as well as a minor in Management Information Systems.
Kristen recently moved to Miami, FL and joins the Benjamin Douglas Consultant team as a Senior Consultant.
About Benjamin Tosado
Ben is passionate about enabling business with technology. Throughout his career he has worked with hundreds of organizations including government agencies and Fortune 500s to solve business problems with technology.
Throughout his 10 year tenure at Conquest as a Founder, Principal and Head of Sales and Technical teams, he has built a practice focused on Microsoft communications solutions. At Conquest, an independent company he has led his team to architect, design, deploy and support solutions for some of Microsoft’s most valued customers.
Prior to founding ConQuest Technology Services he served as the Systems Engineer with Dade County Public Schools and LAN Associates. His engineering experience and expertise spans a wide range of vendors and technologies with particular specialization around Microsoft solutions.
Ben is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and a Microsoft Virtual Technical Solutions Professional.
Ben studied management information systems at the University of Florida. He is an active member of the International Association for Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP), a recognized author and writes for several technology publications including Redmond Magazine.
Ben resides in the Miami area with his wife and daughter.
About Jon Sastre
Jon is the CEO and President of ConQuest Technology Services located in Coral Gables, Florida. He has served as a business leader with 20 years’ experience in the Information Technology field, primarily focusing on the delivery of Professional Technology Services and Technical Training. Jon launched his career in the early 90’s while supporting IT infrastructures for the banking and travel industries. Throughout his career in the corporate world Jon has successfully mastered various roles, working as a Network Engineer, Software Implementer, evolving into teaching as a Microsoft Certified Trainer and providing Consulting and Virtual CIO services.
Jon’s broad and varied forms of education have furthered his ability to give back to his community. His technical certifications and experience combined with his Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees in Management and Information Systems from Florida International University combined with his entrepreneurial spirit converge to provide a unique ability to bridge the gap between technical knowledge and business operational maturity understanding.
Jon gives his time and serves the technology community in a number of industry leadership roles, as President US and Secretary of the Global Board of Directors, for the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners.
Originally from South Florida, Jon spent a number of years residing in Houston, Texas and Chicago, Illinois and currently resides in Coral Gables with his wife and two daughters.
Ehsan brings over 15 years of sales and business development expertise combined with an intuitive skill for assessing individual talent and organizational needs when he begins a search for a client. He has conducted a multitude of searches for IT Project Manager, Digital Project Manager, PMO Manager, Business Analyst, Technical Analyst, IT Sales Representatives, Business Development, and other top-level positions. Ehsan has a successful track record of identifying and qualifying companies and candidates to ensure the correct fit, in talent, company culture and longevity.
What makes Ehsan unique as a recruiter is his keen ability to identify exceptional candidates. His perseverance and ability to understand each individual client’s needs benefit companies in some extremely difficult searches. His talent lies in separating excellence from mediocrity and delivering only the most prolific impact players to clients. Ehsan serves as a strategic partner for his clients by evaluating candidates’ intangible assets that make them truly unique to each organizations culture.
About Jesse Daub
Jesse is a passionate, hungry young professional with a background in sales, supply chain, management, business development, and technology. With a double major in Dance and Business Management, Jesse works relentlessly to exceed her clients expectations and build meaningful business partnerships with expertise in a variety of industries. Her focused and driven mentality ensures that every candidate, whether it be for a start-up or a global corporation, will be the perfect, long term fit.
Jesse has been a resident of the Fort Lauderdale / Miami area for 4 years and is thrilled to be a part of such a growing and talented team. She joins us as a Recruitment Consultant.
About Alex Kahn
Alex started his business development career in 2017 after working at the headquarters for a large corporate firm. The culture, as well as the ability to have such a hands-on impact with his clients, is why he joined the Benjamin Douglas team. With a degree in Retail, Merchandising and Product Development from the Florida State University, Alex brings his passion for customer satisfaction to his everyday interactions with his current clients, consultants and team members.
Alex is passionate about developing great relationships, not only with his clients, but with his candidate base as well. His pledge to honesty, passion for transparency, and his commitment to open-communication is what Alex prides himself on and is why his candidates and consultants enjoy working with him.
Born and raised here in South Florida, Alex is thrilled to be a part of such a growing and talented team. He joins us as a Recruitment Consultant.
About Dimitri Alexander
Dimitri was born and raised in Miami, Florida and began his career in technology during his teenage years as a Web/iOS developer. Attending Florida International University majoring in Information Technology, Dimitri began his career shortly thereafter managing Server and Network infrastructure for one of the largest vocational Microsoft & Cisco academies in the United States. Dimitri eventually went on to take a Lead Sales Engineer role serving as a trusted advisor for a Technology Consulting Firm in South Florida.
During his tenure as Lead Sales Engineer, Dimitri has learned a plethora of technologies including Cloud, Mobility, DaaS, and SaaS offerings as well as the importance of business continuity and compliance in Health, Finance, Education and Retail verticals. Dimitri prides himself in understanding the roadblocks his clients face and coming up with innovative ways to create a synergy between people and technology.
Dimitri now resides in Doral, Florida and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
About Alejandra Borge
Having developed a name for herself as a Project Management Consultant of the Hospitality Industry in Central America over the last 10 years, Alejandra is a passionately engaged professional in making and nurturing fruitful business alliances that bear successful outcomes. Her experience is as broad as having opened coffee shops and restaurants; training, forming and building teams of professionals in the service industry for luxury resorts. She began her career as a Chef’s apprentice in 2006, and has prepared herself to be a well-rounded business professional by working for mayor companies such as Mearsk Line and Philip Morris International in the Sales and Marketing departments.
Born in Miami and raised in Nicaragua, she has worked in Europe, South America and the United States. She has recently moved to Miami and is using her keen eye and expertise to now build a name for herself in the recruiting arena with Benjamin Douglas. She is of fine character and looks forwards to doing business with you.