MICHELLE CHILDERS

Executive HR Consultant – HR Solutions

Michelle joined CSP in 2020 and brings a high level of energy and enthusiasm with over 20 years of experience developing and delivering solutions to workplace issues while appropriately balancing business and employee interests. She has focused much of her career on financial and professional services, telecom, and retail industries, including working with startup and high-growth businesses.

As a human resources leader, Michelle has been responsible for developing and executing human resource programs in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of talent acquisition, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, total rewards (including compensation and benefits), engagement, communication, risk management, and succession planning. Hands-on and collaborative, Michelle has led the helm of HR initiatives for mergers and acquisitions and is passionate about developing relationships with her business partners.

Michelle earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. She is certified as a PHR and SHRM-CP.

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JOHNNY BLACK

Partner, Practice Director - Real Estate & Financial Services

Johnny is a founding member of Chesapeake Search Partners and has been with the firm since its inception in 2013. He currently serves as Practice Director for the Real Estate & Financial Services Practice which was formed in 2016.

He joined the recruiting industry in 2008 as Lead Recruiter for the Banking & Finance practice, which included Real Estate placements, for Stephen James Associates. As he continued those efforts throughout his tenure with the firm, he realized there was a lack of support for the demand of a recruiting partner in these industries within the Baltimore/DC market and has since grown the practice to other markets.

Johnny graduated from Lynchburg College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Communication.

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RICK FRIBUSH

Partner, Practice Director - Accounting & Finance

Rick is a founding member of Chesapeake Search Partners and Practice Director for the Accounting & Finance Practice, facilitating all direct-hire and contractual searches within these fields. Rick began his career as a CPA in public/corporate accounting. He joined the recruiting industry in 1993 with The Mergis Group. He then went on to successfully lead the Accounting & Finance Practice for Stephen James Associates. As he continued those efforts throughout his tenure in the industry, he realized there was a lack of support for the demand of a recruiting partner in these industries within the Baltimore/DC market.

Rick graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

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