Johnny Black, Co-Founder of Chesapeake Search Partners, Honored with Baltimore Business Journal ‘40 Under 40’ Award

Sep 22, 2022 | News

BALTIMORE, September 22, 2022 Chesapeake Search Partners (CSP) today announced that Johnny Black, Co-founder and Partner at CSP, has been recognized as a member of the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2022 40 Under 40 class. The prestigious award recognizes young professionals in the Greater Baltimore region for outstanding success in business and contributions to their communities. Dubbed one of the region’s most influential young leaders, Black will be celebrated at an in-person event on November 17 and featured in the Baltimore Business Journal print issue on November 18. 

“I am honored to be recognized among a group of outstanding professionals who represent the next generation of leaders in our business community,” said Black. “I am blessed to have had the opportunity to build amazing relationships throughout my career. These relationships are the foundation for Chesapeake Search Partners, the firm I launched from my parent’s garage in 2013 alongside my founding partners, John Geraghty and Rick Fribush. I look forward to continuing to build relationships with my team and our partners, as well as the community as we support career development for youth in the region.” 

CSP is a professional search and consulting firm based in Baltimore. By developing relationships and working effectively on behalf of its partners and job candidates, CSP creates meaningful business impact for all. Each of the firm’s core practice areas is led by an expert who understands the process of identifying the right skill set for each position allowing the team to match candidate abilities directly with organizational needs. With a primary focus on the Baltimore and Washington DC area, CSP’s client partnerships, extensive networks, and industry connections enable the firm to support searches outside of the region, extending across the U.S.

For more information on the 2022 40 Under 40 class and the in-person event at the Marriott Owings Mills Metro Centre, click here. 

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