SEARCH Group Partners CEO Named Finalist in 11th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

stevieEma Ostarcevic recognized as “Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year”

SALT LAKE CITY, UT–– Ema Ostarcevic, CEO of SEARCH Group Partners was named a Finalist in the “Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year” category in the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 14.  Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend.   The event will be broadcast live on radio in the U.S.A. (and simulcast worldwide) by Biz Talk Radio and taped for a later television broadcast.

More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year.

“We are thrilled about Ema’s nomination for the Women in Business Awards,” said David Bartholomew, SEARCH Group Partners Chairman of the Board. “Everyone who works with Ema feeds off of her inspiring and entrepreneurial nature. SEARCH Group Partners has developed into an innovative and successful company through her tremendous dedication, work ethic and passion for people.”

An entrepreneur from the start, Ostarcevic graduated high school when she was 15 years old, started early college and quickly excelling through various professional ranks– ultimately launching SEARCH Group Partners, a premier recruiting firm.  Ostarcevic has created a progressive company culture, emphasizing empowerment and work life balance for staff, the majority being women. SGP has been recognized throughout the U.S. for their success, including Inavero’s Best of Staffing® 2014 Client Satisfaction Award.

Prior to SEARCH Group Partners, Ostarcevic was a managing director within Robert Half International’s executive retained search division based in New York City, specializing in senior level and C-suite projects in the U.S. and abroad. Ostarcevic was also a Regional Sales Manager at Select Staffing, responsible for generating sales revenue across the U.S.. Recently, Ostarcevic was honored by Utah Business Magazine as one of 2013’s “30 Women to Watch.”

“Every year we receive the most amazing and inspiring stories of achievement from women-owned and –run organizations around the world,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards.  “The first-round judges have told us how delighted they are with this year’s field of Finalists.  We’re looking forward to recognizing them in New York on November 14.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About SEARCH Group Partners

SEARCH Group Partners is a premier boutique recruiting firm, with offices in Utah, Tennessee and New York. SEARCH Group Partners conducts searches on a nationwide basis and provides professional talent acquisition and consulting services including: temporary, temporary-to-hire, permanent placement, executive search, on-site solutions, outsourcing, and talent development. Learn more about SEARCH Group Partners at

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

SEARCH Group Partners Contact:

Anne Howell, Jr. Partner
p. 801.535.4620

Stevie Awards Contact:

Maggie Gallagher, Communications Manager
p. 703.547.8389