We love being recruiters in the accounting and finance field and enjoy helping accounting and finance professionals find great new jobs in Tampa Bay. Our accounting and finance candidates agree that our recruiting services work! Check out our testimonials. 

We can tell you how great we are, but the people we have helped just say it better!


"Stravino Penrod Search Partners is the most professional, thorough, and well-prepared recruiting firm I have ever worked with. They take the time to understand, prepare, and develop their clients to ensure the best fit for both the company and the candidate. They walk their candidates through each step of the process and are dedicated to building lasting partnerships rather than filling temporary roles. Great experience with a great firm!"

Melissa Cosby, CPA - Manager of Business Analysis, Cott Beverages

“My interactions with Jessica and Lissette have not only placed me in a better position for my future, but I am constantly impressed by their willingness and ability to help me succeed.  Lissette and Jessica first began guiding me to a better future when they informed me of a great career opportunity which they helped me get by leading me through the recruiting process.  Since being placed, I routinely ask them for advice and their willingness to not only listen but provide me with recommendations has helped me get to where I am within my company today. 

Without Lissette and Jessica’s help I would have not only been uninformed about my skills and available opportunities, but I most likely would have never made a transition to a more personally rewarding career. Through their guidance and constant communication I gained full trust in them. As our relationship has grown, I’ve been able to see that they are not just there to “find people jobs,” but to maintain contact and support their candidates through all stages of their careers. I highly recommend Jessica and Lissette!”

Matthew Shifrin, CPA - Manager, FP&A, Tech Data

Formerly - Ernst & Young, placed as a Senior Analyst

“Lissette and Jessica are so well connected with potential candidates in the Tampa Bay area. They take the time to listen and understand the qualities and skills I need for each position I’m hiring and consistently deliver only the best candidates. They make it easy to hire quality employees!”

Kimberly Newton Davis, CPA - North America Business Unit Controller, Cott Beverages

“I've worked with Lissette and Jessica over the last few years, both as a candidate and someone receiving candidate placements, and they are now the first people I would refer anyone in accounting to for career advice and help. They have a unique perspective, having worked on all sides of the accounting and finance industry, and truly have their clients' best interests at heart. They are two of the few recruiters who really listen to their clients and try to understand their wants and needs. I've dealt with more than a few recruiters, but there are few others that I would trust.”

Chris Nix, CPA - Vice President, Transaction Advisory Services, LCG Advisors

Formerly - Deloitte and CBIZ 

Lissette and Jessica placed me three years ago as a Manager of External Financial Reporting at Atkins. This was within one week of submitting my resume to them. Three years later I am still very happy with the company they selected for me and have been promoted to Director of Finance. The job and company have been everything they promised me and I highly recommend using Jessica and Lissette for help with career changes. If you are looking for a career and not just a job, look no further, they will find it for you!”

 Christy N. Starling, CPADirector of Finance, Atkins

Placed as Manager of External Financial Reporting

“Over the course of my 20 year career as a controller and operations manager, I have worked for small companies as well as large, Fortune 100 companies. Hiring the best person on your own has proven to be the hardest and most time-consuming component of managing a team. However, working with Jessica and Lissette has made one of the hardest parts become one of the easier ones. To be able to listen and match the personalities and skill sets of an existing company with that of the right prospective employee makes for a long term relationship with employees. I look forward to working with them for the rest of my career.”

Patrick Coffey, MBA - Finance Manager, Essentra

“I highly recommend Jessica and Lissette’s recruiting services to any fellow accounting and finance professionals in the Tampa Bay area. I used Jessica and Lissette when looking to leave PwC, for my first role out of public accounting. They found exactly what I was searching for in terms of role, compensation, and team environment. And perhaps even more noteworthy, was the professionalism in which the search was done. Jessica and Lissette treat you like a respected colleague first, and a potential candidate second. To say the least, it was a refreshing experience compared to the average recruiter.

They continue to provide support for my career and been great resources for market information, discussing raises, and as sounding boards for my career.” 

John Shannon, CPA - Manager, Internal Audit, Walter Investment

Formerly - PwC