Meet the Team – Kate Strzelczyk

Meet Kate Strzelczyk, Senior Search Consultant – Real Estate & Financial Services Practice at CSP.

Kate brings over two decades of experience building relationships, helping businesses thrive, and guiding professionals toward their goals. She is passionate about connecting talent with opportunity and shaping the future of organizations and careers.

As a Senior Search Consultant, Kate thrives in overcoming the daily challenges and enjoys the variety the role offers. “I embrace juggling multiple projects, problem-solving, and making meaningful connections. It’s the perfect mix that keeps me motivated, engaged, and constantly growing professionally.”

When asked why she chose to join CSP, Kate shared, “I admire CSP’s stellar reputation, strong organizational structure, and collaborative culture. Also, I believe my background in executive finance recruiting brings value to CSP’s RE&FS practice and will ultimately support continued growth within the organization.” 

Professionally, Kate finds great satisfaction in nurturing relationships with clients and candidates. She takes pride in understanding her clients’ businesses, learning about their successes and challenges, and helping them craft compelling job descriptions. For candidates, she focuses on understanding their goals and how the next step in their career can help them achieve those aspirations. Kate aims to become a trusted advisor in her professional relationships, a goal she finds immensely rewarding.

Hailing from Towson, Kate continues to reside in the area with her blended family of ten. With two teenagers in high school, weekends in the Strzelczyk household are a dynamic whirlwind of activity and togetherness. The Strzelczyk clan shares a deep-rooted affection for Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a favorite destination for family getaways. Their shared love for the outdoors transcends into various activities, including swimming, golf, tennis, and the family’s latest collective passion – pickleball.

Kate’s anticipation for the holiday season each year is palpable. She immerses herself in cherished traditions, such as stringing Christmas lights, decorating the tree, baking cookies, constructing intricate gingerbread houses, and watching classic Christmas movies together as a family. Beyond the holidays, Kate and her husband, Jeff, enjoy taking annual trips to Charleston and Naples, and their shared love for the Caribbean has created many treasured memories.

Meet the Team – Brett Fribush

Meet Brett Fribush, Summer Intern at CSP.

A native of Reisterstown, Brett recently wrapped up a productive internship with Chesapeake Search Partners, a journey he began in May. A rising senior at Towson University pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, Brett aspires to build a career in recruiting. He was excited to experience working at the firm his father, Rick Fribush, co-founded a decade ago.

“It was truly valuable to witness Brett’s initiation into the intricacies of the recruiting industry,” shared Rick. “Having been exposed to my professional discussions during table conversations as he grew up, it was gratifying for him to gain a firsthand understanding which significantly enhances our ability to engage in more informed discussions about my work and the broader business landscape.”

During his 15-week internship, Brett had the opportunity to engage with each of CSP’s six individual practices and contribute to the efforts of the marketing and operations team. According to Brett, “What I value the most about my internship was going into the office and tackling new challenges and tasks daily. Witnessing the recruiting practice unfold has inspired me to continue to pursue recruiting.”

Brett’s organizational skills proved a valuable asset for the company, especially regarding updating and maintaining the candidate database. Brett said, “This work has allowed me to support CSP with a variety of professional tasks any way they need while allowing me to improve my time management skills and leverage information and knowledge I’ve learned throughout my college career.”

“Notably, Brett, currently enrolled in Towson’s entrepreneurship program, demonstrated his ability to apply fundamental business principles to the realm of recruiting, prompting insightful inquiries into our operational methodologies,” added Rick Fribush.

Outside the professional realm, Brett enjoys playing golf, reading books, enjoying nature, and spending time with his friends. One day he hoped to travel to Hawaii to enjoy beautiful beaches, fresh seafood, and volcanoes.

Brett is most looking forward to attending his sister’s wedding in September and his final year of college!

Meet the Team – Sarah Hiltz

Meet Sarah Hiltz, Operations and Marketing Coordinator at CSP.

Originally from Connecticut, Sarah recently moved to Towson after graduating college this past May. She attended Loyola University Maryland where she received a B.B.A. with a concentration in marketing and a minor in writing. After spending the last four years in Baltimore at Loyola, Sarah decided that she wanted to stay and launch her career in Maryland.

Sarah currently works alongside the Operations and Marketing Manager assisting with day-to-day projects and activities. “This position has given me the opportunity to get a taste of the different forms of marketing and business functions that I enjoy performing each day,” said Sarah.

Since starting at CSP this past Spring, Sarah says she has “Already gained an extensive knowledge of the recruiting industry and wouldn’t have asked for a better team to work alongside.” The supportive work culture drew her in immediately. “I feel blessed to have the opportunity to join a continuously growing company.”

Sarah said, “The most rewarding feeling is knowing that I am working in an industry that truly cares for the betterment of people’s lives. CSP helps clients and candidates to find the right fit for a position; while positively impacting a significant milestone in someone’s life. I am honored to be a part of that process.”

Aside from her professional life, Sarah enjoys visiting Fells Point, as well as spending time with friends and family. Sarah loves to spend her weekends on the beach reading a book or cheering on her favorite New York sports teams– the Yankees, Giants, and Rangers.

Meet the Team – Laura Reynolds

Meet Laura Reynolds, Senior Search Consultant – IT Practice

Laura was born and raised in Maryland. Before joining the CSP team in March of this year, she worked in Baltimore as a Director of Talent Acquisition, specifically in external cybersecurity. Currently, she lives in the suburbs of Bel Air, Maryland where she raises her young daughter.

Laura has worked within the IT recruiting space for around 13 years now. When she was approached by CSP to develop and launch an IT practice, she had no hesitation.  “It was a no-brainer! I couldn’t ask for better people to be working with daily.”  

Laura shared, “In my experience, I have found it rewarding to do the things that scare or challenge me.” Laura’s desire for a challenge led her to begin training for the Black Canyon 60k Ultra in Arizona. During the beginning of the pandemic, she developed a love for running which not only motivates her personally, but professionally today. Laura applies this same mentality to her career. She is confident that her motivation and strong ambition will guide her to take on new opportunities and grow the IT Practice at CSP.

From her experience as a Search Consultant, taking the time to make enduring connections and trusting in the process is everything. According to Laura, “Recruiting has always been a passion of mine, but I like that this role is truly relationship management. I firmly believe that if you focus on developing strong relationships and a deep understanding of your clients and candidates, the placements will come.”

When she is not running, you can find Laura anywhere outdoors whether that is swimming, biking, or enjoying fresh air! She also enjoys traveling– Italy is her absolute favorite destination. Anything that involves wine, cheese, bread, pasta, and astonishing views, and she is in!


Meet the Team – Jackie Obrecht

Meet Jackie Obrecht, Search Consultant – Human Resources Practice  

Jackie thrives on helping candidates land the job of their dreams. “My goal is to help my clients find a company that they want to stick with long-term and even retire from – I want them to be so happy they never want to leave.” 

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Jackie planted roots with her family near her childhood home in Ruxton, MD. “I am truly enjoying my experience at CSP. I was drawn to the firm because of its reputation, its location in Baltimore, and the fact that CSP really is an exceptional place where I can grow my professional career.” 

A member of the HR Practice, Jackie is supporting the team in building a one-stop shop for HR solutions. Her focus is on the recruiting side, helping companies match with candidates who will make an impact and support their growth. “I focus on reducing the gaps in communication on both the client and candidate side to ensure a consistent, seamless experience for everyone.” 

When she’s not connecting clients with their dream jobs, Jackie enjoys watching her son play sports, taking her dogs for long walks, and going out to dinner with friends. She also loves to travel, in the States and very much enjoyed her trip to Cinque Terre, Italy. Up next on her bucket list is Greece.