Meet the Team – Michael Dos Santos, Search Consultant

Meet Michael Do Santos, Search Consultant – Engineering and Operations Practice

Although he’s resided in Bel Air, MD for much of his life, Michael is a loyal New York Yankees and Giants fan. His family is originally from New York, and his extended family is in Portugal – all of who have made sacrifices for Michael to be able to attend college and pursue a career.

Michael joined CSP in 2022 after spending almost two years in the talent acquisition industry focused on lower-level industrial positions. After gaining recruiting experience and developing connections in the industry at another firm, Michael transitioned to CSP where he would have the opportunity to focus on higher-level positions and build closer relationships with clients and candidates. “CSP is truly a special place that keeps its word on its four core values: communication, commitment, consistency, and integrity. My values and CSP’s core values align perfectly and I feel like I am a part of a family,” said Dos Santos.

A driving factor for Michael is that his role gives him the ability to have such a large and positive impact on people’s lives. “I have recognized in this industry that if you treat people with respect, they will never forget you and the service that you provided to them. I have the opportunity to even impact those who don’t land a job by coaching them and helping them understand how they can further develop themselves so that they will have a better chance of landing a job next time. It’s all very rewarding to me.” 

When Michael is not building a talent pool of Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Project Engineers, and C-level Construction and Labor roles, he spends time coaching a high school-level baseball team and hiking trails in the region with his friends. He hopes to follow in his parent’s footsteps and plant a foundation for himself in the Baltimore area as he looks to purchase a home soon.

Intern of the Week – Peter LoPresti

Peter is a Business Administration Student at Loyola University Maryland with a projected graduation date of May 2024. Peter focuses his studies on Marketing and Information Systems to best prepare himself for his entrepreneurial dream of running his own cafe.

Peter is seeking a Summer 2023 internship to begin in June where his strong suits of time management, leadership, organization, communication, and creative problem-solving can be utilized to their fullest extent.

Not only has Peter shown passion about starting a business of his own in his post-collegiate future, but he has also shown his altruistic nature through independently traveling to Kenya where he taught classes at an orphanage and raised over $6k to help build and repair their facilities.

Please reach out to Peter directly at if you have a remote or in-person internship in either Boston or New York that will best suit his interests and aid in his professional development.

Click here to view Peter’s Resume

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

Intern of the Week – Kyle Bansa

Kyle is a Financial Economics student at Towson University with a projected graduation date of December 2023. Kyle’s passion for corporate finance was originally cultivated from his love for his mother and her profession. Currently, his goals are to become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and to utilize his quantitative financial skills to aid companies and clients alike.

Kyle is seeking a Summer 2023 internship between May 24th – August that is centered around finance: preferably in Investment Banking, Security & Equity Analysis, Business Analytics, and other quantitative finance spaces. Additionally, Kyle is certified in Microsoft Excel and is proficient in utilizing Tableau, STATA, and R. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys attending book club sessions in his residence hall.

Please reach out to Kyle directly if you believe you have the internship that would best suit his interests and professional development! Contact him directly at

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Meet the Team – Wilma Brockington-Parker, Consultant and Executive Coach

Meet Wilma Brockington-Parker, Consultant and Executive Coach at CSP.

Native Marylander Wilma Brockington-Parker brings her extensive corporate background in human resources and executive/professional coaching to CSP. Her role encompasses a variety of activities supporting clients including training/development, team building, employee mediation, and coaching. As a certified professional coach, her role helps others grow professionally and personally.  “Each of us has the inherent ability to soar. It’s a matter of identifying what’s important, making a plan, having the right support systems, and finally the courage to make it happen. As a coach, I provide interactions supporting actions to succeed.“

Wilma joined CSP in 2020 to support career transition clients. Partner, Practice Director – Human Resources, Jason Nemoy, saw an opportunity to expand CSP’s client offerings to include executive and professional coaching.  “I marveled at the opportunity to support clients with coaching. I often think about the quote, ‘If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.’ I truly live this quote on a daily basis.”

So far, one of Wilma’s most rewarding experiences in her role at CSP has been creating team-building and training activities for various clients resulting in self-discovery, accountability, and results. “I thrive on helping individuals and teams grow and be better.  I enjoy helping others set goals and take steps towards what they’d like differently. Nothing happens overnight. It is a process. It is critical to do the work and trust the process.  I enjoy being a thought partner to help others achieve their goals”.

Outside of supporting CSP clients, Wilma enjoys spending time with her family and friends, writing (she’s authored three books and wrote four short plays), line dancing, beach vacations, and crocheting compassion blankets for breast cancer patients.