Leadership Team

Lacey Clark, Principal

Lacey has been recruiting for over 20 years, hiring at all levels and in multiple industries. She is a principal with Seattle Financial and manages the recruiting and sales team.  Her background includes time at Amazon, Lucent and a startup company, Terabeam.  She has successfully recruited for many sectors, including high-tech, construction, financial, real estate, aerospace, and manufacturing. 

Growing up in Idaho, she moved to Seattle when she was 21 and started her career at a staffing agency, and within a few years, she moved to in-house recruiting.  Recruiting was always a passion, but she took a detour into the field of real estate when her daughter was young.  Lacey has been back to her recruiting roots for over seven years and loves the challenge of playing matchmaker for company and employee. When she’s not working, you’ll find Lacey spending time with her daughter, doing yoga, running, boating, hiking and spending as much time as possible outdoors.

Dave Stran, Recruiting Manager

Dave started in the recruiting industry in 1999, the first internal employee of Seattle Financial Staffing. As soon as he started in August of 1999, he was hooked on recruiting and his partnership with SFS evolved from there. Over the last seventeen years, Dave has recruited specifically for accounting and finance professionals, working for clients from Fortune 50 to two-person start-ups. He has worked with clients in Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington D.C., New York, Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco, Portland, Boston, Germany and the UK.

Dave enjoys staffing all levels of accounting and financial professionals and forming the relationships with both candidates and clients that have lasted many years. After a few years away from Seattle Financial Staffing, he returned in 2013 to where it all began to reestablish a very successful partnership with SFS, working to make the business stronger and more versatile.

Away from the office Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs, golfing, running, tennis and any home improvement project he can start. Dave also enjoys volunteering and coaching youth wheelchair athletics, in particular, basketball and rugby. Also, a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, last year was finally the year!

Angela Pasquale, Lead Recruiter

Angela grew up in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Business Management and an Economics Minor. Motivated by a passion for people and business, Angela started her first recruiting position right out of college in 2004. In 2008 Angela began working for Gramor Development and quickly became a hiring lead for nine different construction related companies.  Her ability to create long standing relationships is a byproduct of her desire to always exceed expectations. She is motivated every day by matching great talent to growing organizations.

In 2009 Angela got the running bug and started competing in races throughout the state.  She recently completed her first sprint triathlon. Angela enjoys anything outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and eating good food whether cooked at home or enjoying a new Seattle restaurant.

Ed Bright, Recruiting Consultant

Ed consults to SFS in a sales and recruiting capacity. Ed worked in the Accounting and Finance recruiting business for nearly 20 years and is the original founder of SFS. In 2015 Ed became a Business Teacher at Bellevue High School He finds it extremely rewarding to work with students on understanding the business world which they soon will be entering. 

Ed is a native of Seattle and attended Washington State University where he earned a BA in Accounting and passed the CPA exam.  Ed worked for Arthur Andersen and Co. from 1989 to 1994.  Ed’s clients were in several industries including high tech, manufacturing, telecommunications, nonprofit, and healthcare.   

 

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