Steve Elias

Managing Partner

Steve is Managing Partner in the St. Louis office and a member of the Private Equity Practice.

Steve Elias

+1 314 269 8922


Steve recruits leaders across multiple levels for PE-backed companies from the middle market to the Fortune 500. He specializes in family offices, middle market private equity firms and recruitment for their portfolio companies with a concentration in commercial, finance and operations roles. He consistently delivers the right talent for each client’s needs, resulting in over 400 placements in 16 years.

Rising through the ranks at DHR, Steve started as an Associate in executive recruiting and worked his way up to the role of Managing Partner of the St. Louis office. He spent time in Chicago and London before landing in St. Louis. His clients value his execution, growth orientation and business acumen.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. He also attended St. Louis University, where he was a member of the varsity soccer team. He lives in St. Louis with his wife and their four children.

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