Meet the Team-Johnny Black

Sep 23, 2020 | Meet the Team

Meet the Team – Johnny Black, Partner, Practice Director

Meet Johnny Black, one of our Founders and Practice Directors. Johnny has been in the recruiting industry his entire professional career from Intern to now a founder of a firm. Throughout his career he has successfully recruited for a variety of skills to include Real Estate, Banking, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Procurement, Accounting and even Human Resources. This experience has allowed him to support many companies and individuals.

When it comes to Johnny’s approach to business, he believes it’s always about the people that can help shape your career. “I have been fortunate to surround myself with so many great people early in my career. I believe it fuels my passion for this business. Individuals from my parents, to Coach Koudelka at Lynchburg Men’s Lacrosse, to Ned Walton, to my CSP partners and entire team; they have all helped me get better personally and professionally. I have those individuals to thank and so many more for helping me along the way.”

“It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey getting there.”

When Johnny isn’t spending time with Chesapeake Search Partners, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Erin, and daughters Parker (5) and Wynn (3). While he appreciates the invite to a best ball golf outing, he’ll be the first one to tell you he’s not an avid golfer. He brings his passion to squash, tennis, and paddle…big racquet sports guy. Oh yeah…and he’s definitely into the Peloton movement.


Partner, Practice Director - Accounting & Finance

Rick is a founding member of Chesapeake Search Partners and Practice Director for the Accounting & Finance Practice, facilitating all direct-hire and contractual searches within these fields. Rick began his career as a CPA in public/corporate accounting. He joined the recruiting industry in 1993 with The Mergis Group. He then went on to successfully lead the Accounting & Finance Practice for Stephen James Associates. As he continued those efforts throughout his tenure in the industry, he realized there was a lack of support for the demand of a recruiting partner in these industries within the Baltimore/DC market.

Rick graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

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