Information Technology Recruitment

We believe in “People To Profits.”  As we connect talented IT people with businesses across the nation, the strong performance of our candidates boosts the success of their employers. Our clients are our top most priority and we strive to exceed their expectations. We effectively partner with our clients to achieve the best results in talent acquisition, matching highly qualified candidates with rewarding information technology jobs. Backed by strong relationship building, networking, in-depth industry knowledge, and our personal expertise at candidate screening, we effectively and efficiently create an ideal match between our candidates and clients.

To understand more about how we partner with our clients read Our Recruiting Relationship

Contact Riff Shaheen at 203.319-4303 or for all your IT hiring needs.

Areas of Specialization

  • IT Executive Management (CIO, CTO, Director, VP, Senior Manager)
  • Web and Ecommerce Development
  • Mobile and Interactive Development
  • UI/UX Development
  • Automation Development, Software Development
  • Trading Systems Developers
  • Quantitative Developers
  • Product Support
  • Core Java and .Net Platforms
  • BI and Database Development
  • Infrastructure and Technical Services
  • Systems and Business Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Data Scientists
  • ERP

Please Contact Us

Riff Shaheen


203-319-4300 x287

Riff is an HR professional with recruiting and training experience in a variety of industries and as geographically diverse as Pakistan and Connecticut! She is passionate about working as a change agent for her clients and candidates to strengthen their businesses and boosting their success for long-term, sustainable growth.

Areas of Expertise:
Linux system engineer, Solutions Manager, Oracle Developer, Business Intelligence Developer, Java Architect, Java Developer, Java Engineer, C++ developer, C# Engineer, Software Developer, Software Engineer, Help Desk Technician, IT Director, IT Manager, Network Engineer, Network Architect, Network Systems Engineer, Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Security Database Administrator, Network Architect, Network Engineer, Network System Administrator Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Support Specialist, System Analyst, System Architect, System Designer, Systems Software Engineer, Web Administrator, Web Developer, Software Quality Assurance Analyst, Technical Specialist, Telecommunications Specialist.

David Matz

David is a Director at Smith Hanley Associates LLC. Specializing in the field of technology and quantitative research, he is a member of the firm’s Financial Strategies Group. David’s understanding of the financial services industry enables him to identify and communicate with top information technology and quantitative research professionals with a proven record of impactful performance.

David’s client portfolio focuses on technology and quantitative research within hedge funds, investment management, and investment banking. He has fulfilled successful searches for managing directors, executive directors, directors, group heads, and other essential leadership positions responsible for major strategic initiatives focused on information technology.

Before David joined Smith Hanley Associates in September of 2010, he worked at The Mergis Group, where he was an executive recruiter in the accounting and finance divisions, and CT Partners, where he entered the financial services technology field.

A graduate of The University of Maryland with a degree in marketing, David is based in Smith Hanley’s Manhattan office at the Met Life Building, New York, NY.

Jed Ackermann

Jed is the Head of Research in the Financial Strategies Group with Smith Hanley Associates. Jed’s expertise in alternative investment management, quantitative research and investment technology recruiting provides a unique resource to clients seeking to enhance critical operations. He focuses on serving hedge funds, institutional investment managers and investment banking clients, identifying management and senior executives of major operations and functions. Jed’s practice includes a specialization in finance, technology and research. Jed graduated from New York University in 2004.