Our leadership team has served as internal consultants and thought leaders
in their areas of expertise, who proactively identified and hired,
diverse senior level talent globally for major Fortune 100 companies and top tier firms, e.g., Korn Ferry, Deloitte, Willis, Towers, Watson, AonHewitt, etc.
Our clients include Private Equity, Venture Capital, Family Office, Start-Ups, and Middle Market to Fortune 1000 companies’ representative of diverse industries.
Global Executive Recruiting Expert—Leo has over 20 years of global executive recruiting experience for high-profile organizations including Deloitte, Korn Ferry, JPMorgan, Gartner, and McKesson. Specializing in C- suite and mid-level suite searches, he has led both global and regional recruiting teams in placing 1,000+ executives in 6-7 figure salary positions on 6 of the 7 continents. He specializes in Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Legal, Operations, Sales & Marketing and Technology. His client base ranges from global banking, the Big 4, family office, financial services, top-tier consultants, and private equity firms to start-ups and individuals. He is known throughout the industry for successfully conducting confidential and mission critical senior searches.
Leo is an expert is executive search with a proven track record of being able to find the very best talent in any functional areas and within domestic and global diverse industries. Leo intrinsically understands how to solve our clients’ biggest people challenges today and how to find the very best-fit talent they need to succeed into the future. Today’s greatest business challenges are caused and solved through people. Effective people problem solving is as much about mindset as it is about developing new skills necessary to drive change and innovation towards sustainable growth. Understanding the critical importance of having the right people, in the right seats, doing the right things is the first step in understanding an organization’s bench strength today and the gaps holding them back from succeeding into the future.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging is synonymous with Strong Tower Partners. Leo helps clients reap the greatest ROI of people starting at the BOD and Executive Team level and cascading into all positions throughout their organization. As a minority-owned business owner, Leo naturally and easily finds exceptionally talented executive diversity representing all titles and responsibilities for organizations in diverse industries who strive to authentically create greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Confidential & Publicly Announced Executive Searches—Leo brings to Strong Tower Partners clients today his in-depth experiences and expertise gained from his early career days working for, leading global and culturally diverse executive search practices, and trained by the elite executive search firms and business leaders in the world. As an executive search expert, Leo knows the key to recruiting appropriate talent is using the right search methods and processes. Especially in cases of confidential recruitment, the situation of replacing a leader on a team is heavy and emotionally tugging. The leader, the team, and the organization as a whole deserve the respect, discretion, and integrity of confidentiality throughout the process.
Leo holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Dallas Baptist University. Multilingual, multicultural, and passionate about helping others succeed, he is the past President of the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter for Prospanica (formerly NSHMBA) and continues to serve in other professional organizations and in the community.
Contact#: (214) 263-4935 / Email: LDeLeon@strongtowerpartners.com
Brandy Schade is a global Gallup-Certified Executive Leadership Coach with 20+ years of experience within Global Fortune 500 companies, mid-size companies, small business, and start-ups. She is a trusted advisor who partners with key consultants and leaders to build strengths-focused business strategies, organizational structures, operational effectiveness, and strong leadership that significantly impacts the bottom-line.
Ms Schade has facilitated hundreds of workshops across a diverse set of industries including cybersecurity, travel, technology, insurance, and real-estate - she has humbly had the opportunity to inspire people across Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and Australia. Brandy has consulted thousands of professionals globally to become healthier, happier, and enriched. She enjoys bringing people’s passions to the surface and breathing life into them by simplifying the path and leveraging their innate strengths to achieve results.
Brandy is well-known for going above and beyond for others and for developing Strengthology, a system that supports business consultants, team leaders, and professionals in sustaining maximized levels of performance, collaboration, and leadership across an organization. She leads by example and thrives on equipping executives, consultants, and owners with the insights they need to build enlightened communities of engaged teams who care deeply about their colleagues, customers, and company’s success.
Ruben C. DeLeon's 20 years of experience consists of valuable in-house corporate law experience in Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation, Contracts and General Corporate law. Mr. DeLeon worked for prominent Texas law firms where he obtained more than a thousand patents and trademarks for his clients and successfully represented various small and large companies in litigation.
Having worked for large law firms, Mr. DeLeon prefers to focus his practice on providing a more individually-targeted service to his clients. This allows him to maximize attention to clients while minimizing their costs. In addition to his corporate and large law firm background, Ruben is also an adjunct professor of Intellectual Property at Texas Wesleyan University Law School.
Ruben attained his J.D. from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington’s. Mr. DeLeon is a member of several professional organizations, including The State Bar of Texas, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Hispanic National Bar Association, to name a few.
BRAD STEVENS is an entrepreneurial executive with a proven record of generating new business, building high quality service operations and delivering bottom line profit improvement. Brad has owned several successful staffing businesses and is the founder and co-founder of several startup ventures.
Brad brings an extensive background of expertise in the recruiting and staffing industry to the companies he works with and represents, over 25 years of business ownership as well as 35 years of general business management and leadership. Brad is an executive member and advisor of Strong Tower Partners and is focused on sales and business development efforts for Strong Tower Partners for Executive Search and STP Staffing for contract, temp to perm and volume staffing efforts in 41 states.
During his career, Brad has served as a member of the Economic Development Council for the Greater Dallas Chamber, is a Past Chairman of the Texas Chapter of The Association of Work Process Improvement (TAWPI). He is also a past Vice President and Treasurer of the Dallas Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter. Currently he is actively involved with the Business Navigators (formerly the CEO Netweavers) where he has been a member since 2004. Brad served on the Operating Committee as well as the Programs Chair from 2013 thru 2016, then in 2019 he joined the Board of Directors for the organization.
In 2015, Brad was asked by the Dallas Federal Reserve to become a Beige Book contact to provide input regarding staffing industry trends in the North Texas market - and continues in this role today. Brad holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the University of Dallas.