Meet the Team – Kristen Zak

Feb 23, 2023 | Meet the Team

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Meet the Team – Kristen Zak, Search Consultant

Meet Kristen Zak, Search Consultant – Accounting and Finance Practice

A native of Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, Kristen brings a vast PA-based candidate network to CSP.  She enjoys her multi-functional, ever-evolving role, with no day ever being exactly alike. 

Kristen was drawn to the CSP team’s dedication to their core values and commitment to not only the success of their clients and candidates but their teammates as well. “I enjoy the match-making process, helping to source the best clients for our candidates and vice versa. I also enjoy the educational aspect, teaching both candidates and clients about market trends, and coaching them on the process of building teams, tackling interviews, and guiding them through the offer process.” 

Both professionally and personally Kristen enjoys seeing others succeed and being able to support them throughout that process. “Whether it’s witnessing the joy and happiness my friends or family are experiencing doing something they love or checking in and hearing candidates’ success stories after starting a new job, it’s all very rewarding to me.” 

Looking ahead, Kristen is excited to build more travel into her schedule. A history buff, she has enjoyed visiting Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. The next destination on her list is the United Kingdom to see the Scottish and Welsh castles, the Irish countryside, London, and the Cliffs of Dover.  

A graduate of Penn State University, Kristen currently resides in her hometown of Shrewsbury with plans to move to the Towson area within the year. 


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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