Meet the Team – Hannah Weiss, Search Consultant

Meet Hannah Weiss, Search Consultant – Human Resources Practice.   

Hannah’s ties to Chesapeake Search Partners date back several years. “It was almost inevitable that I would land a role with the firm. From growing up with Johnny Black to being a job candidate, a contractor, and now, an internal recruiter with CSP, it seemed as if fate led me to where I was supposed to be,” said Hannah. 

After graduating from UVA, Hannah began her professional career in Sales in Washington, D.C. A few years into her role, she craved a change and connected with a recruiting agency to learn about new opportunities in the region. After collaborating with her recruiter, Hannah realized she loved the experience and inquired about a role at the recruiting agency. She was hired by the firm, which launched her new career in recruiting. Hannah now brings more than seven years of recruiting experience to CSP in both agency and corporate recruitment environments. 

“I realized I love the consultative side of recruiting and helping candidates find their next best role. I consider myself a ‘matchmaker’ and believe the best approach when working with both candidates and clients is to be transparent and genuine. Trust is key, and I see that my CSP colleagues share the same values.”

A Baltimore native, Hannah enjoys live music, especially jam bands and bluegrass festivals.  She frequently travels to Maine as well as the Delaware Beaches – she was recently married to her husband Louey in Rehoboth Beach surrounded by an intimate group of family and close friends. Hannah is excited about her future in Baltimore where she plans to raise a family with a farm, garden, and dogs.

Meet the Team – Olivia Paff, Search Consultant

Meet Olivia Paff, Search Consultant – Human Resources Practice.  

A Baltimore native, Olivia began her career as a preschool teacher.  Continuing to explore her passion for helping people, Olivia transitioned to a corporate HR role. It was here she realized that she had an interest in a recruiting career.  

“As a recruiter, I am drawn to the relationships I get to form with candidates and clients. The fact that I get to meet and connect with new people every day, and ultimately support them in their career path keeps me motivated.” 

Olivia’s passion for people extends beyond her role at CSP.  She appreciates the “Smalltimore” experience that Baltimore offers. Living in Canton, the chances are high of running into people she knows walking to local shops, farmer’s markets, and restaurants. Olivia is also a big fan of The Ravens, attending most home games at M&T Bank stadium.

Family is first and foremost in Olivia’s life.  She is a board member of the Zachary T Paff Foundation, a cause that is near and dear to her heart. The foundation, established in her brother’s honor after his passing in 2019, aims to end the stigma of addiction while supporting young parents and adults with the cost of treatment.   

 

Meet the Team – Rick Fribush, Partner, Practice Director

Meet Rick Fribush, CSP Co-founder, Managing Partner and Practice Director – Accounting and Finance. 

Rick began his career as a CPA in public/corporate accounting. A few years into his role, he realized that his passion was focused more on building relationships and helping accountants develop their careers. He eventually transitioned into the recruiting side of the industry and has been focused on recruiting for accounting and finance roles in the mid-Atlantic region for the last 25 years.

“I am guided by two core beliefs in my career. The journey in career and life is a marathon, not a sprint. And doing business the right way is by always doing what I believe in my heart is best for the candidate.” 

Rick has helped countless people to navigate their careers and has enjoyed watching them grow from young accountants to C-Suite roles. Today he leads a team of professionals at CSP who are helping to support the next generation of CFOs navigate their career paths. 

No matter Rick’s role professionally, family is always his number one priority.  He married his high school sweetheart, Hope, 28 years ago and together they have sons Alec and Brett and a daughter Jillian.  “My parents are my biggest role model – they have been married for more than 58 years. I’ve learned from their relationship that it’s about the company you are with and not where you are. Having the opportunity to watch my kids grow into adults, and balance a career that enables me to spend ample time with them–from traveling to watching sports, and going out to dinners–has been the most rewarding experience.”

Outside of work and family, Rick enjoys working out, golfing, spending time with friends, and eating meals out as often as possible – especially from new restaurants.

 

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.