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 Doug Skoke
I’m a guy that genuinely subscribes to “The Golden Rule” in life. So, from a professional perspective, if I’m selling to or servicing a client, leading a team, or collaborating with a co-worker, that’s my compass.
Any position I’ve ever had has had a business development focus to it. The more strategic the sale, the more gratifying it is to me because it requires utilizing both halves of my brain.
I have an affinity for building meaningful and mutually rewarding relationships. My grit, resilience, intellectual curiosity, and authenticity are not only my calling card but my differentiator.
Upon graduating from the University of Florida, I was recruited by the E&J Gallo Winery to work in their On-Premise Sales and Sales Management program. This proved to be an incredible training ground within the consumer products industry with the world’s largest privately held winery.
I took a leap of faith and left the Winery to join an upstart firm called TrialGraphix as their 14th employee where I spent 10+ years honing my consultative sales and management skills. The company grew to 300 full-time employees over my tenure and was recognized as the nation’s pre-eminent litigation consulting firm.
Prior to joining Benjamin Douglas, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to work for two best in class organizations. New Horizons Computer Learning Center – South Florida. While there I was on the B2B sales team. In that capacity I was identifying training gaps within organizations and providing technical and business skills training solutions. The New Horizons network is the world’s largest IT training organization.
Marsh & McLennan Agency – a subsidiary of Marsh, the world’s largest insurance broker and risk advisor. As a Risk Advisor I was working with Business Owners, CEO’s and CFO’s on risk transfer solutions enabling them to better protect their assets.
I grew up in Miami, Florida but have lived in Atlanta, Georgia; Raleigh, N.C.; Los Angeles, Ca.; and Helsinki, Finland over the course of my professional career. I currently reside in South Miami and never grow tired of hearing my two son’s voices when they say “Dad”!
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 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.
About Stephen Nimer
After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Florida State University, Stephen began his career in the public service sectors. His time at the Miami Beach Police Department was spent in the Tech Services Department, overseeing audit reviews and regulatory compliance of the station. While at Assurant, Stephen did information technology security review and audits. Stephen then switched gears to work as a teacher for Miami Dade Public Schools; giving back to the community and understanding peoples needs is his strength. Stephen is a personable and diligent young professional, and along with his diverse experience, brings great work ethic to the Benjamin Douglas team.