Chesapeake Search Partners Promotes Bryan Howe and Patrick Fitzgerald to Senior Search Consultants

Apr 21, 2021 | News


Media Contact: Caitlin Wolf




BALTIMORE, MD (April 21, 2021)— Chesapeake Search Partners (CSP), a professional search and consulting firm, today announces the promotion of Bryan Howe and Patrick Fitzgerald to Senior Search Consultants. Howe will be responsible for growing the Real Estate & Financial Services practice under the direction of Johnny Black, while Patrick will be focused on growth for the Accounting & Finance practice under the direction of Rick Fribush. 

When Bryan joined CSP in 2019, he brought two years of recruiting and business development experience to the firm having specialized in professional services, accounting and finance. Bryan began his career in Charleston, South Carolina as a Business Development Specialist and Logistics Broker with the Allen Lund Company after graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration and minor in Economics from the College of Charleston. 

“We are thrilled to promote Bryan to Senior Search Consultant,” said Johnny Black, Founding Member and Partner, Real Estate & Financial Services Practice, CSP. “Since joining the firm nearly two years ago, Bryan’s hard work and passion have resulted in the growth of one of CSP’s newer practices while also bringing value and perspective to our firm’s corporate marketing efforts. I’m confident that his new role will position him to drive continued growth and collaborative, engaged relationships with our clients and candidates.”

Patrick has been a search consultant with CSP since graduating from Towson University in 2014 with a B.S. in Communication Studies. As CSP’s first full-time hire, Patrick has grown his role over the last five years from a general recruiter to a specialized focus on growing the firm’s core Accounting & Finance practice alongside Partners Rick Fribush and John Geraghty. 

“Patrick’s promotion is well-deserved and his dedication and hard work have set him on a tremendous path for career growth here at CSP,” said Rick Fribush, Founding Member and Partner, Accounting & Finance Practice at CSP. “We’re confident that Bryan and Patrick will both be amazing mentors, helping to develop new hires as we continue to grow our key practice areas.” 


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About Chesapeake Search Partners 

Chesapeake Search Partners (CSP) is a professional search and consulting firm that focuses on placement in Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Real Estate and Financial Services, and Sales, Marketing and Operations. Focused on client growth and planning for the future, CSP’s unique, relationship-driven approach leverages industry experts who understand the process of identifying the right skill set for each position. The result is matching talented professionals who have the ability to meet and exceed a client’s organizational needs. For more information, visit

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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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