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. 

To learn more about CSP visit https://www.chesapeakesearchpartners.com.  

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 https://www.chesapeakesearchpartners.com.

BALTIMORE, September 22, 2022 Chesapeake Search Partners (CSP) today announced that Johnny Black, Co-founder and Partner at CSP, has been recognized as a member of the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2022 40 Under 40 class. The prestigious award recognizes young professionals in the Greater Baltimore region for outstanding success in business and contributions to their communities. Dubbed one of the region’s most influential young leaders, Black will be celebrated at an in-person event on November 17 and featured in the Baltimore Business Journal print issue on November 18. 

“I am honored to be recognized among a group of outstanding professionals who represent the next generation of leaders in our business community,” said Black. “I am blessed to have had the opportunity to build amazing relationships throughout my career. These relationships are the foundation for Chesapeake Search Partners, the firm I launched from my parent’s garage in 2013 alongside my founding partners, John Geraghty and Rick Fribush. I look forward to continuing to build relationships with my team and our partners, as well as the community as we support career development for youth in the region.” 

CSP is a professional search and consulting firm based in Baltimore. By developing relationships and working effectively on behalf of its partners and job candidates, CSP creates meaningful business impact for all. Each of the firm’s core practice areas is led by an expert who understands the process of identifying the right skill set for each position allowing the team to match candidate abilities directly with organizational needs. With a primary focus on the Baltimore and Washington DC area, CSP’s client partnerships, extensive networks, and industry connections enable the firm to support searches outside of the region, extending across the U.S.

For more information on the 2022 40 Under 40 class and the in-person event at the Marriott Owings Mills Metro Centre, click here. 

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, 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 https://www.chesapeakesearchpartners.com.

Chesapeake Search Partners Moves Up Five Spots to No. 3 in Top Professional Search Firm Rankings in Baltimore

Baltimore Business Journal also ranks CSP as No. 10 Temporary Staffing Firm

BALTIMORE, April 22, 2022 Chesapeake Search Partners (CSP) today announced that the Baltimore Business Journal has ranked the company among the top Professional Search and Temporary Staffing Firms in the region. CSP ranked No. 3 in the Professional Search category based on the number of placements and clients in the region, up five spots from last year. The Temporary Staffing category, which ranked CSP six spots higher than last year at No. 10, was determined by the average number of temps working per week, as well as local staff and percentage of temp-to-hire. 

“We are proud to continue to be named among the top professional search and temporary staffing firms in the Baltimore region,” said John Geraghty, Partner, Director of Recruiting Operations at Chesapeake Search Partners. “Despite the competitiveness of the current employment market and the challenges that are brought with that, our team remained focused and dedicated to continuing to grow and establish relationships to support our partners. As a result, we were able to experience significant growth and improve our rankings this year. We look forward to continuing on that path in 2022.” 

The Baltimore Business Journal’s Book of Lists represents a ranking of regional companies in various categories according to key metrics such as the number of employees, company revenue, and the number of clients, among other factors. To learn more about the Book of Lists, visit https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/datacenter/lists

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, 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 https://www.chesapeakesearchpartners.com.

Chesapeake Search Partners Names Jason Nemoy Partner

BALTIMORE, MD (January 31, 2022)— Chesapeake Search Partners (CSP), a professional search and consulting firm, today announces Jason Nemoy has been named a Partner of the firm. Since joining CSP in 2016 as Practice Director, Nemoy has led the growth of the HR Recruiting Practice which also includes Katie Dordunoo, Olivia Paff, Hannah Weiss, and the Outplacement & Career Services team Barbara Clark and Wilma Brockington-Parker. As Partner, Nemoy will be responsible for growing the practice alongside CSP Partners Johnny Black, Rick Fribush, and John Geraghty.

“We are excited to recognize the hard work, professional growth, and commitment Jason has demonstrated during his time at CSP, which has impacted not only the success of the firm but the career development of our team and our clients,” said Johnny Black, Founding Member and Partner, Real Estate & Financial Services Practice, CSP. “A true veteran in the HR industry, we are proud to name Jason Partner, and we are confident in his ability to continue to position our firm for future growth.”

A former HR practitioner of 20+ years and past President of the Chesapeake HR Association (CHRA), Jason Nemoy facilitates all Executive Retained and Contingent direct-hire HR searches and oversees CSP’s Outplacement & Career Transition Services program geared specifically for HR professionals. Prior to CSP, Jason held various Executive HR leadership roles in the fitness, hospitality, healthcare, and distribution industries. A true “generalist”, he has touched all facets of HR.

“We are thrilled to announce Jason’s promotion. His proven leadership and industry expertise will continue to be invaluable as we build on the momentum we have achieved for his Practice and CSP as a whole in the Baltimore region and beyond,” said Rick Fribush, Founding Member and Managing Partner, CSP.

Jason began his career in California after graduating with a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He graduated with a Professional HR Certification from UCLA in 1999 and earned his MS in HR Development from Towson University in 2010.

To learn more about CSP and career placement opportunities, visit https://www.chesapeakesearchpartners.com/jobseekers/current-opportunities/

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 https://www.chesapeakesearchpartners.com.

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 https://www.chesapeakesearchpartners.com/placement-specialties/sales-marketing-operations/.  

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 https://www.chesapeakesearchpartners.com.

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