About Us

Fairview Search Group

The recruiting and career experts at Fairview Search Group specialize in recruiting Accounting, Finance, Tax, Audit, Information Technology, and Project Management professionals on a direct hire, contract to hire, or contract basis. Our Partners provide a combined 80 years of proven success in partnering with hiring managers to screen talent and job seekers to find new career opportunities.

We offer invaluable career advice and a unique industry perspective earned over decades of learning the hiring trends of many companies. This is why over 80% of our business comes from repeat clients and referrals, including placed and non-placed candidates who have become our clients and trust our process to deliver quality hires.

Meet our Leadership Team

Introducing our leaders who along with our team of experts will help you reach your true potential.

John Baldassarre

Partner

 

Jeff Kornegay

Partner

 

Syd Schenk

Partner

 

John Shelton

Partner

 

John is a Partner and Co-Founder of Fairview Search Group, LLC. He has over 15 years of experience in the Executive Recruiting Industry specializing in Accounting and Finance placement. Prior to Fairview Search Group, LLC, John was an owner of a boutique executive search firm in Charlotte and a Vice President for a national search firm specializing in Accounting and Finance placement. He was a consistent top producer earning President’s Club honors throughout his tenure with the firm.

John is a native of Boston, MA and a graduate of Bridgewater State University with a degree in Finance. He is married with three children and resides in South Charlotte. When not helping lead Fairview Search Group, LLC, John enjoys spending time with his family, helping coach his children’s youth sports teams and performing community service activities.

Email John at johnb@fairviewsearch.com

Jeff is a Partner and Co-Founder of Fairview Search Group, LLC and has spent the majority of his career in hands-on recruitment, leadership, and ownership roles in the Executive Recruiting Industry specializing in Accounting and Finance placement in all industries and sizes of companies. Being a career coach and consultant provides him the rewarding opportunity of partnering with top companies and people seeking career direction. Jeff’s success is driven by his passion for bringing hiring companies and job seekers together.

Jeff is a native of Oswego, NY and Eastern NC, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a former United States Army Officer. Jeff is active in the community as a Board Member of the Levine Museum of the New South and various professional, community, and charitable groups in Charlotte. He and his family reside in South Charlotte. A past resident of Italy, Jeff is a renowned “foodie” and can provide recommendations for a great hot dog stand or a special meal anywhere in Charlotte.

Email Jeff at jeff@fairviewsearch.com

Syd is a Partner and Co-Founder of Fairview Search Group, LLC. Syd began his recruiting career in 2000 and is a CPA with eight years of experience in accounting as an Audit Manager and Assistant Corporate Controller. Syd specializes in accounting and finance searches in disciplines such as corporate accounting, financial reporting, corporate financial planning and analysis, tax, internal audit, and financial systems. Syd’s client base consists of companies large and small in manufacturing/distribution, energy, healthcare, retail, financial services, and real estate.

Syd is originally from Greensboro and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is married with two daughters and lives in Ballantyne. When not on the hunt for the perfect candidate for Fairview Search Group, LLC, Syd enjoys spending time with his family, as well as working out, running, triathlons, golf, travel, and community service.

Email Syd at syd@fairviewsearch.com

John is a Partner and Co-Founder of Fairview Search Group, LLC. He has 10 years of prior experience in the finance and accounting placement industry focusing primarily on the Charlotte, NC and Charleston, SC markets. John was Division Director for an S&P 500 firm for almost nine years, was a consistent top producer and achieved President’s Club honors in his tenure with the company. He also served as Director of Recruiting for a national staffing firm before founding Fairview Search Group.

Prior to his career in recruiting, John spent four years in public accounting, specializing in taxation and auditing for small to mid-sized companies. He graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelors and Masters in Accounting with a Tax Specialization, and he is a CPA (inactive). John is a native of Mount Airy, NC, and enjoys spending time with his family and coaching youth sports. He is an active charity volunteer and avid Carolina Panthers football fan.

Email John at johns@fairviewsearch.com