Our Team


Tony Santiago

President, TaxSearch, Inc. 
As the founder and president of TaxSearch, Inc., Tony Santiago’s personal practice is focused exclusively on filling Chief Tax Officer/Head of Tax roles. The firm overall conducts searches on critical tax roles at all levels.

With over 100 years of combined experience in tax recruiting at the senior executive level, his team knows the tax profession, inside and out. The largest executive search firm focusing exclusively on tax, they are 100% successful with their retained searches. Through their unparalleled research, input, and discovery process, they are experts at providing the right talent for your position and company. 
Founded in 1987, the TaxSearch team of expert consultants, recruiters, and support staff serve two primary markets in the tax profession:
  1. Tax, Finance, and HR leaders who have a proactive interest in aligning their tax function to the business goals and objectives of the companies they serve.
  2. Tax professionals who have a serious desire to invest in their career growth and leadership development. Today, Santiago leads a group of companies that work in tandem to provide an unmatched level of service to the tax profession.
Our specialization, knowledge, deep relationships, and proven track record give us the confidence to say, “If we take a search, we fill the search.”

Adam Golden

Managing Director, Executive Search, TaxSearch, Inc.
Adam is the Managing Director of Executive Search and has spent over fifteen years at TaxSearch helping companies build and maintain world-class tax departments. Adam has deep expertise in consulting with financial and tax leadership on the nuances of the tax market on a wide range of topics including talent acquisition, retention strategies, career development, and compensation matters. Adam leads Chief Tax Officer and VP of Tax assignments for both publicly traded and privately held companies in a myriad of industries. Adam has also led assignments for key direct reports to the top tax position including lead global tax planning, transfer pricing, global tax accounting, and global tax controversy positions. Adam has established himself as the go to person for his clients when any needs arise with a tax staffing matter at any level. In addition to his executive search work, Adam has thoroughly enjoyed serving as a Career Coach on the TaxTalent Career forum where he’s able to share his expertise with the tax community and help them navigate their career.

Stephanie Gilmartin

Senior Director, Executive Search, TaxSearch, Inc.
As Senior Director of Executive Search, Stephanie has twenty-five years of experience at TaxSearch and has established herself as one of the premier Executive Recruiters of top tax talent in the country.  Over the years, she has assisted clients with filling their most critical high level tax roles in all areas of Income tax (International, Federal & State) as well as Indirect tax (sales & use, property, VAT, GST and fuel).  Her clients have represented all industries and specifically, Stephanie has an expertise in assisting foreign owned companies staff their most critical senior level roles at their US headquarters & subsidiaries.  She understands the technical and cultural differences foreign parents face when doing business in the US and globally.  Throughout Stephanie’s career at TaxSearch, financial leadership teams have relied on her to help them build and maintain world-class tax teams as well as help educate them on the nuances of the tax market.  They trust her ability to identify, hire and retain those tax professionals that not only mitigate the risks tax departments face today but also bring the most shareholder value.  
David Hampton

David P. Hampton Jr.

Sr. Recruiter, Tax Search, Inc.
David joined Tax Search, Inc. as a Sr. Recruiter in 2023, and he is on track to being a Director at Tax Search, Inc. Prior to recruiting, David worked as a private investigator, public school educator, military and law enforcement researcher, and as an adjunct professor of forensic psychology at both Argosy University of San Diego and at National University. During his rigorous deployment in Afghanistan, David provided psychological and leadership profiles of Afghanistan’s presidential candidates on behalf of the U.S. and NATO Forces. Upon his return to the States, he decided to foster his passion for service in the space of executive search. Since 2014, he has applied the principles of discipline, conscientiousness, and authenticity to his craft bringing his clients extraordinary results. David has recruited for a wide array of industries including Legal, Blockchain, Construction, Energy, and VC, where he has consistently proven himself to be an incredible asset to both his clients and candidates. And now, he is grateful for the opportunity to apply his recruiting experience and expertise for the purpose of advising and consulting with tax professionals, so that he can augment his clients’ career growth and leadership.
cheri mccusker

Cheri McCusker

TaxSearch Project Coordinator
Cheri is a Project Coordinator for TaxSearch based in the Mount Pleasant, SC office. She joined TaxSearch in the fall of 2022 and has become an integral member of the team. Cheri is the primary support for two of our executive search team members. She handles day-to-day administrative functions throughout the execution of the search process. For those she supports, Cheri is the lead on agreements with clients, setting up initial search meetings, and is the main point of contact for Human Resources and hiring authorities during the search process. Cheri also enjoys assisting our marketing team.
Debbie Martinez

Debbie Martinez

Senior Project Coordinator, TaxSearch, Inc.
Debbie is a TaxSearch Senior Project Coordinator in our Tulsa location. She joined TaxSearch in 1996 and became the primary support for three members of the retained search team. Handling the day-to-day administrative functions throughout the execution of the search process, Debbie is the lead in facilitating search agreements with clients, setting up initial search meetings, developing company and candidate profiles, and is the main point of contact for Human Resources and hiring authorities during the search. Debbie also assists our consulting team by sourcing candidates. She enjoys the work she does with TaxSearch as she finds it rewarding to help make successful placements.
Stephanie Conley

Stephanie Conley

Director of Operations
Stephanie has been with the TaxSearch family since 2019. She recently transitioned to the role of Director of Operations overseeing marketing, the administrative function, and internal operations to ensure the cohesive deployment of content and ensure our organization runs efficiently. Stephanie’s knack for problem solving and ability to think strategically have been instrumental to our continued success. Outside of the office, Stephanie is an avid photographer and is a history buff.

Linda Montesano

Project Coordinator
Linda has been with TaxSearch and its related companies for nearly twenty years. She has a vast knowledge of the tax industry as she’s held a variety of different roles including Recruiter, Marketer, and a Project Coordinator. As the Senior Project Coordinator, Linda serves as the primary support for two members of the TaxSearch retained search team, while also functioning as the Assistant to TaxSearch’s President. She’s the lead in facilitating search agreements with our clients, setting up initial search meetings, developing company and candidate profiles pertaining to the search, and is the main point of contact for Human Resources and the hiring authorities during the search. Linda also provides important information needed by candidates regarding the client.
Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Director of IT