smartceo baltimore executive management award winners

Smart CEO Baltimore’s
Executive Management Award

Two Search Solution Group Executives Win BIG

Search Solution Group is proud to announce that two of its team members, President Emil Gerardi and CFO Eric Fehr, were honored with the 2017 SmartCEO Baltimore Executive Management Award. This award recognizes the leadership and accomplishment of the region’s upper management all-stars. Award winners uphold the highest ethics, lead collaboratively and creatively, and enhance and support their organization’s mission.

Emil Gerardi, Managing Partner and President of Search Solution Group

Emil Gerardi is the first recipient of SmartCEO’s Executive Management Award. Emil was handpicked to start and lead the Search Solution Group’s Baltimore office. Living in Baltimore for 18 years, his knowledge of the city’s job market as well as his natural leadership qualities made him an obvious choice. Emil’s expertise in the Life Sciences field plays a large role in SSG’s growth in Baltimore.

“Everyone on my team took a risk by joining our Baltimore office as we opened the doors only 2 years ago.  It means so much to me to receive this award and see how far we have come so quickly.  I am proud of my growing team here in Baltimore for their dedication and persistence.  We have learned that ‘no’ actually means New Opportunity.”

His strategy is to become an extension of the client’s organization. It’s about taking the time to listen and understand the culture, direction, and goals of each hiring project to help paint a picture to prospects.

Eric Fehr, CFO and Director of Operations of Search Solution Group

Eric Fehr, the second recipient of the award, was one of the first team members of Search Solution Group. He has been instrumental in the company’s growth from the start. In his vital leadership role, Eric manages the day to day operations of the company, ensuring success in each internal department. Eric splits his time between the Charlotte and Baltimore offices.

“Being recognized by SmartCEO for excellence in Executive Management is an accolade to be shared amongst the entire SSG organization. My role is to dictate that our business processes align with the company’s strategy as we continue our expansion, both geographically and via our service offerings. We’re aiming to increase our geographic footprint substantially in the coming months. With that comes the opportunity to scale and redevelop our operational methods to be positioned to accelerate the tremendous growth we’re experiencing. The credit for SSG’s success lies with the incredibly talented group of individuals in Baltimore, Charlotte, and Buffalo, and the professional standard to which they hold themselves.”

Search Solution Group is proud to have two outstanding executives who are consistently dedicated to upholding the company and its mission. Thank you, Eric and Emil! 

Emil and Eric will be profiled in the March/April issue of SmartCEO Magazine and celebrated at a high-energy awards reception in March.