1. Who We Are

    The Search Group specializes in placing qualified professionals in career positions in accounting/finance, information technology and healthcare operations. Our staff has over 60 years successful experience in recruiting and placing applicants. Each recruiter is specially trained and focused on specific technical areas with knowledge of industries, companies, candidates, and skill sets.

    What We Do

    The Search Group provides targeted recruiting services for employers and candidates in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Our services include contingency and retainer searches for permanent placement. We also provide consultation on successful hiring practices and policies.

    • We visit worksites to assess corporate culture and the technical and interpersonal skills needed for maximum performance.
    • We interview hiring executives, human resource managers, and candidates face-to-face, not only to discuss salary, benefits, and skill sets, but also to determine other important criteria such as personality type.
    • Rather than sending large numbers of applicants for every job order who don't meet an employer's criteria, we only send one to three candidates.

Management Team

Chad Houck works with employers to fill their needs for financial professionals. He gained a broad understanding of many types of industries as a consultant and auditor for Ernst & Young LLP and KPMG Peat Marwick. Chad became a professional recruiter in 1987. He was a founding partner of Search Connection prior to starting The Search Group. Chad is a CPA and earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland.

Susan Riss works with employers to fill their needs for financial and information technology professionals. She became a professional recruiter in 1987, initially focusing on sales, marketing, and administration. On joining Search Connection in 1997, Susan specialized in information technology, and recently with The Search Group Susan has moved into the accounting/finance area. Susan earned a B.S. degree in Marketing from West Virginia University and is also a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC).

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