JOHNNY BLACK

Managing Partner

Johnny is a founding member of Chesapeake Search Partners and has been with the firm since its inception in 2013. He served as the Practice Director for the Real Estate & Financial Services Practice from 2016 – 2023 and was promoted to Managing Partner of the firm in 2024.

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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