Meet the Team – Matt Levin, Senior Search Consultant

Meet Matt Levin. Matt joined the CSP team in May 2021, focusing on the Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Operations division (SMEO). He’s been working in the recruiting business for the past 14 years. The journey started at Aerotek were Matt worked for 6 years in the Manufacturing/Industrial and Professional Services verticals, hitting four annual contests for performance. He then explored the corporate side working in recruiting/talent acquisition leadership roles at Cowan Systems and ClearOne Advantage. Matt brings a perfect mix of fast-paced staffing and in house experience to the team, supporting various industries and business functions.

Matt didn’t know what he wanted to do after graduating college, however, he quickly fell in love with recruiting because it’s a people business and gave him the opportunity to help others find their next, better opportunity. Levin said, “I’m as passionate as they come about building trustworthy relationships and developing genuine partnerships. I love understanding a candidate’s background and learning what the hiring managers skill set requirements are, providing the best experience throughout the process. Ultimately it’s about connecting with good people” Matt is excited to rejoin some of his former colleagues and continually grow the CSP business.

Matt was born and raised in Towson, MD. He lives in the Phoenix/Baldwin area with this wife, Libby, two daughters, Harper and Scarlett, and two dogs Tucker and Stella. When Matt is not working, he is hanging out with family and friends, checking out new restaurants, playing golf, tossing the baseball around, and cheering on his O’s and Ravens!



Meet the Team – Andrew Fanshaw, Search Consultant

Meet Andrew Fanshaw.  Andrew has been in the recruiting space since 2015.  He started his career as an intern for MRIGLOBALSEARCH where he worked for 4 years, primarily as an intern before being hired on full time as Research Associate.  Prior to CSP he worked for Stanton Chase as a Talent Acquisition Specialist working in Executive Search space focusing primarily on Industrial clients.  His entire career has been on the agency side working in the industrial, manufacturing, and consumer goods sectors.

Andrew believes in building strong relationships with candidates and clients to ensure that trust is established early in the process.  Having worked in two different agency environments he believes that he has learned a lot about the search industry and how to provide the best candidate experience while keeping the clients’ needs at the forefront.  He gets the most excitement out of work when he knows that he helped someone find their next great opportunity and helps them advance their career.  He is eager to help the team grow and be a part of the future of CSP.

Andrew grew up in Glyndon, MD and now currently lives in Baltimore, MD.  He graduated from Towson University in 2018 with a degree in Public Relations and Mass Communication.  He currently lives with his fiancé Jessi another Baltimore native and their dog Hank.  When not working you can find him walking hank, golfing, or rooting for the Capitals, Orioles, or Ravens.

Chesapeake Search Partners Continues Expansion of Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Operations Practice

Promotes Jen Schneider, adds two new hires and an Engineering focus 

BALTIMORE, MD (September 10, 2021)— Chesapeake Search Partners (CSP), a professional search and consulting firm, today announces the continued growth of its Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Operations practice.  Longtime Sales and Marketing Search Consultant Jen Schneider has been promoted to Senior Search Consultant. CSP has also brought on Matt Levin as Senior Search Consultant and Andrew Fanshaw as Search Consultant, in addition to adding a new Engineering focus to the practice—which is now referenced as “SMEO.” 

“I am thrilled to announce the success and continued investment in the growth of our SMEO practice with the promotion of Jen Schneider to Senior Search Consultant,” said Cameron Shinaberry, Director of the SMEO practice. “Jen is an integral piece of our growing practice and I’m confident that she will continue to take the Sales and Marketing piece to new heights. Together, we are excited to welcome Matt and Andrew to the team to support us in driving new relationships and sustained growth in each of our sectors.” 

In her new role, Jen Schneider will lead the growth and day-to-day management of the Sales and Marketing side of the practice. She brings more than eight years of recruiting experience to CSP, first joining the firm as a Search Consultant where she has focused on supporting the development of the Sales, Marketing and Operations practice for the last five years. 

With more than 14 years of recruiting experience, Matt Levin joins CSP as a Senior Search Consultant. In his new role, he will work closely with Practice Director Cameron Shinaberry to grow and develop the Engineering and Operations side of the practice. Prior to joining the firm, Levin was Director, Recruitment and Talent Acquisition at ClearOne Advantage and a Corporate Recruiting Manager at Cowan Systems. He launched his recruiting career at Aerotek where he built his recruiting skills and background for six years. Levin received a B.S. in Business Administration from Towson University.

Andrew Fanshaw joins CSP as a Search Consultant where he will support driving new business and customer relationships for the full practice areas of Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Operations. Prior to CSP, Fanshaw was a Talent Acquisition Specialist at Stanton Chase where he primarily focused on Executive Search. He also held the role of Research Specialist at MRIGLobalSearch. Fanshaw received a B.A. in Public Relations and Mass Communications from Towson University. 

To learn more about CSP and its Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Operations Practice, visit  

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, Engineering 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

# # # 

Why Community Connections are Good for Business

Our team has made it a priority to ramp up our community involvement over the last six months — focusing on how we can leverage the skills and talents of our team to make a positive impact.  We’re seeing firsthand how helping people in our own backyard can bolster our own work environment and ultimately impact the bottom line. 

Here’s how.

Improves employee engagement 

Implementing a community involvement program enables organizations to engage employees on a variety of different levels, which drives overall engagement.  Engaged employees are emotionally connected and sincerely want the company to do well – which means they will go the extra mile to make that happen. They are excited to feel like they are contributing beyond the bottom line. Additionally, 89% of respondents to Deloitte’s Volunteerism Survey stated they believe companies who sponsor volunteer activities offer a better overall working environment than those who do not. 

Creating a group of employee ambassadors to support corporate social responsibility programs will naturally encourage employee participation in community activities. For companies with remote workers, or several office locations, build a regional ambassador team and develop ways for them to come together to support an organization closer to their location.

Builds loyalty

Show employees you value your people and your larger community. Findings from Deloitte’s Survey showed that millennials who participate in workplace volunteer activities on a frequent basis are more likely to be proud, loyal and satisfied employees compared to those who do not volunteer. 

Develops leaders

Community initiatives not only promote team building, but give managers the opportunity to allow team members to step up to leadership roles in ways they normally may not be able to in their day-to-day roles at the office.  This chance to “test the waters” can show how team members can excel beyond what was originally expected of them – which can carry over into the workplace. 

Positive brand promotion

By partnering with an organization in your community, this gives your company a platform to talk about the impact you are making – which in turn, results in employees wanting to volunteer more often (Deloitte 2017 Survey).  

Share images and videos via your blog, social media, and even with local news outlets who often share community impact programs with local viewers. This creates a positive connection between the community and your brand.  Lastly, showing your company supports employee volunteering can support your efforts to attract and retain top talent (especially millennials).  

It’s clear that investing in your employees and your community pays off.  Stay tuned for more on the topic of community as we continue to enhance our community connections and impact here at CSP!

Maintaining Your Level of Balance While Remote

by Jason Nemoy

For those that are in transition, conducting a career search is challenging, let alone in a remote capacity. The physical and mental effort can be very tough. A few thoughts (and offering) below: Potentially carve into your schedule (everyday, same time) some level of outside physical activity; if possible plan for the following day; look to engage daily with core colleagues and friends by picking up the phone and discussing your search activities. I’m sure there are countless ways to maintain your level of balance. The key really is to maintain momentum… some days will be more, some less. Be proud of what you can accomplish, daily. Be creative.