Chief Executive Officer/Banking and Finance Division Leader
Stacy Ethun Stevens is the owner of Park Avenue Group, which is part of the MRI (Management Recruiters International) network, the largest Executive Search franchise in the world. Stacy opened Park Avenue Group in January 1998 after twenty years as an executive with several well-known financial institutions. This allowed her to create a niche in the recruiting industry by specializing exclusively in Financial Services.
In her first year in business, Stacy won national recognition with the Rookie Office of the Yearaward. In her second year, she won Top 10 Billing Manager out of 880 offices and every year has earned President’s Club which is represented by the top 25 % of all offices within the MRI network. Stacy is frequently called upon to speak at both Regional and National conventions to share her passion and success for the recruiting industry. In 2005, Stacy was nominated to the Pinnacle Society – The Premier Consortium of 75 Industry-Leading Recruiters in North America and in 2006, was elected to their Board of Directors. The same year, Stacy joined the Million Dollar Club, one of 26 – $1mm+ executive search professionals known in the United States.
After successfully participating in Athena PowerLink in 2009, a Women Owned Business community professional outreach program, Stacy went on to serve as a mentor to other Women business owners. She attributes her winning 2012 Orlando Woman Business Owner of the Year to the incredible insights and expertise of her Athena panel members along her “Never Give Up” personal life philosophy.
Stacy works on a National level locating top talent for several large and small banks in all areas of financial services but with a particular emphasis on Executive, Senior and Middle Management, Retail, Commercial and Corporate Lending, Trust, Private Banking, Wealth Management, Treasury Services, Marketing, Operations and Investment Services.
Stacy attributes her success to a dogged determination to succeed. Her high ethical standards and commitment to excellence have proven to be a solid combination, creating a win-win for her clients, candidates and her staff.
Stacy has an MBA from Rollins College, Crummer Graduate School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Florida State University.
Stacy was recently featured in the Alumnus Spotlight for the Athena Powerlink program in conjunction with Rollins College. The Athena Powerlink program recognizes exemplary Women Business Owners who have excelled at leadership and business.
Alumnus Spotlight – Stacy Ethun Stevens
Stacy Ethun Stevens is the owner of Park Avenue Group, part of the Management Recruiters International network (MRI). She opened Park Avenue Group in January 1998 after two decades of service in various financial institutions. Stacy won the Rookie Office of the Year award in her first year at Park Avenue. She has also won Top 10 Billing Manager of over 800 offices and President’s Club each year since, marking the top 25% of the MRI network. In 2005, Stacy was nominated to the Pinnacle, recognizing the highest levels of achievement nationally in Executive Search. One year later she was elected to their Board of Directors. Most recently Stacy won the 2012 Orlando Woman Business Owner of the Year and attributes this success to the expertise of Athena members and her own driven mindset.
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