Executive HR Consultant & Leadership Coach – HR Solutions

Julie East is an experienced human resources professional and executive coach. Driven by helping leaders attain their greatest potential, she takes pride in providing intentional coaching and guidance with our clients and teams. As a former Vice President of HR, her goals included guiding her employers to help them flourish in the areas of culture and employee engagement. She has worked in the retail, technology and hospitality industries.

Julie is a Certified Professional Diversity Coach from the Coach Diversity Institute in Washington DC. Julie also administers and provides coaching around the DISC behavioral assessment. In addition to her primary job functions, Julie’s passion is helping Operations leaders adopt a strategic mindset.

Julie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University, is a graduate of University of California’s Instructional Design program and attained a graduate-level certification in Change Management from Johns Hopkins University.



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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(410) 372 – 3023