Nov 3, 2022 | News

Professional search firm promotes Fitzgerald, Levin, and Schneider and establishes Engineering and Operations as a stand-alone practice

BALTIMORE, MD (November 3, 2022)— Chesapeake Search Partners (CSP), a professional search and consulting firm, today announces the continued growth and evolution of the firm, which has doubled in size since early 2021. Patrick Fitzgerald, Jen Schneider, and Matt Levin have been promoted to Assistant Practice Director. Additionally, after seeing strong demand for senior talent across the sales, marketing, engineering, and operations (SMEO) sectors, CSP has split its SMEO practice into two standalone practices, adding Administrative to the Sales and Marketing Practice. Cameron Shinaberry will continue to strategically oversee both practices following the split. 

As Assistant Practice Director for Accounting and Finance, Patrick Fitzgerald will oversee Kristen Zak who recently joined CSP as Search Consultant in Accounting & Finance. “Patrick embodies our core values, does business the right way and has been instrumental in supporting our growth since he joined CSP as our first employee eight years ago,” said Rick Fribush, Partner and Practice Director – Accounting and Finance. “In his new role, Patrick will continue to make an impact and lead additional team members as we grow the practice.” 

Jen Schneider will oversee Jesse Nigrin, who joined the Sales, Marketing, and Administrative practice as a Junior Search Consultant earlier this year and was recently promoted to Search Consultant.  “Jen has played a pivotal role in the growth of the Sales and Marketing Practice over the last six years,” said Cameron Shinaberry, Practice Director at CSP.  “In addition to landing top Sales and Marketing talent for our partners, she leads special community initiatives at CSP, recently hosting an event to raise funds for Maryland Food Bank during Hunger Action Month.”

Matt Levin will oversee new hire Michael Dos Santos, who recently joined CSP as Search Consultant for the E&O Practice. “Matt’s knowledge of the market, his depth of expertise in the logistics and manufacturing sector, and his longstanding relationships with manufacturing engineering leaders have elevated the Engineering and Operations to its own practice” added Cameron. “When he’s not investing time consulting our partners with their hiring processes, Matt invests time supporting nonprofits like JARC with career development and mock interviews.” 

Kristin (Sudina) Freitag joins CSP as a Senior Search Consultant for Real Estate and Financial Services. She brings a foundation of recruiting experience stemming from working for her father’s firm and will work alongside Johnny Black and Rachel Talbot to support all direct-hire and temporary real estate and financial services talent searches. She is also the president of the neXco Charm City Chapter, a networking organization focused on supporting business growth. 

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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, Engineering and Operations, Human Resources, Real Estate and Financial Services, and Sales, Marketing, and Administrative. 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