Andrew Georgelos, Managing Director
His experience in Executive Financial Search spans several industries including diversified financial services, technology & software, diversified manufacturing, medical products & pharmaceuticals, consumer products, consulting and distribution. Andrew’s clients range from the Fortune 500 to private equity backed startups. He has successfully recruited and filled positions throughout the entire CFO’s organization from financial planning & strategy to SEC reporting and financial audit.
In addition, Andrew has been adept at partnering with his financial services clients in filling key roles within investment banking, asset management, equity research, and financial consulting. Andrew graduated in 1993 with a B.S. in Accounting from Michigan State University.
Brian Jannusch, Managing Director
Brian graduated with Highest Honors from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Finance. He started his career with Baxter International in the Financial Development Program. While at Baxter, Brian held financial positions at the manufacturing facility level, the business unit level, and in corporate treasury. After his time at Baxter, Brian moved to Platinum Technology (a $1B software company) as a Finance Manager. At Platinum, he had full financial responsibility for two operating units and five acquisitions.
Brian’s industry experience has proven extremely valuable in helping him to understand his client’s needs and evaluate the talent level and expertise of the candidates he delivers.
Cathryn Burns, Managing Director
Cathryn graduated with High Honors from the University of Illinois, with a B.S. in Accounting and earned her CPA. Prior to joining Access Search, Cathryn gained valuable industry experience as an external auditor with KPMG and later joined a Chicago-based boutique executive search firm. Cathryn resides in Chicago with her husband and son.
Vijay A. Bhagavan
Vijay A. Bhagavan, Managing Director
Vijay graduated with Honors from Indiana University with a B.S. in Accounting and passed the CPA exam in the state of Illinois. Originally from South Bend, Indiana, Vijay moved to Chicago in 1997 and currently lives in Elmhurst with his wife and daughter.
Lee C. Black
Lee C. Black, Managing Director
Lindsey Sorensen, Managing Director
Lindsey graduated from Michigan State University in 2002. She started her career in audit with Arthur Andersen and KPMG, where she specialized in financial services. Her clients consisted of diversified alternative asset managers, hedge funds, private equity funds and banks. Her experience in audit has been invaluable in helping her understand the needs of clients and candidates. Lindsey was born and raised in Michigan. She and her husband have made Chicago their home since college.
Nate Anderson, Director
When not at work, Nate can be found spending time with his wife, running along the lakefront path, volunteering with youth or attempting to speak street Spanish with anyone willing.
Margot Visconti, Director
Margot graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy. Her career began with Ernst & Young in external audit where she serviced real estate and manufacturing clients. After her tenure with EY she joined the corporate accounting team of a fast-growing native Chicago eatery. Margot lives with her husband and two daughters in the West Loop and is an avid traveler, a committed athlete, and aspiring chef.
Judith (Yoo) Murzyn
Judith (Yoo) Murzyn, Vice President
Outside of work, Judith loves to explore the Chicago restaurant scene, but isn’t afraid to experiment in her kitchen. An avid runner, Judith has completed several half marathons as well as the Chicago Marathon in 2015. Judith also enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her husband and two dogs.
Jeremy Friedman, Consultant
Outside of work, Jeremy loves playing all sports, especially basketball and is a huge LeBron James fan. Jeremy also enjoys travel, spending time with friends, music, and Broadway musicals.
Angela Draper, Consultant
Angela currently resides in the Wicker Park neighborhood with her boyfriend and two adorable bunnies. She loves practicing yoga, running on the 606 trail, whipping up vegetarian recipes at home, and exploring the Chicago food scene.
Diana Zych, Consultant
While Diana brings over 14 years of meaningful recruiting and industry experience to the exceptional Access Search team, she also believes in the importance of work/life balance. When she’s not recruiting candidates, you can find her on the golf course perfecting her drive or at the pool watching her daughter master the butterfly stroke. Originally from the southwest suburbs, Diana and her daughter Kendall currently reside in Barrington.
Elise Morton, Consultant
When Elise is not at work, she loves spending as much time outdoors as possible (especially hiking and snowboarding), exploring the Chicago food scene, and exercising her skills in the kitchen.
Heidi Bush, Consultant
In her free time, Heidi can be found playing a real world version of “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?” as she has been known to book very last minute flights to fuel her love of travel. When not planning her next trip, she enjoys cooking but also loves checking out the Chicago food scene and night life. To get her endorphin fix, you can find her running along the lakefront path or brushing up on her tennis skills in Lincoln Park.
Danny Moore, Consultant
In his spare time, Danny is a marathon runner and an overall sports enthusiast. He will participate in any sport he can find time to participate in, including beach volleyball, basketball, 16” softball, golf, and even bowling. He is a huge Chicago sports fan and enjoys spending quality time with friends and family.
Celina Shelton, Consultant
Outside of work, Celina enjoys the outdoor activities that allow her to embrace mother nature’s beauty (biking, hiking, & kayaking), along with traveling the world. Celina also loves baking vegan treats and spending time with family and friends.
Shannon O’Brien, Consultant
Shannon graduated from The Ohio State University in 2017 with a degree in Accounting. While originally from North Carolina, she moved to Chicago in 2018 to work in Deloitte’s Audit Practice where she earned her CPA. She held the position of Audit Senior and primarily served Industrial and Consumer Product manufacturing clients. Shannon joined Access Search because she finds joy in building relationships and helping people find their true passions in life.
In her free time, Shannon loves running on the lake front trail, playing tennis with friends, and participating in acting classes at Green Shirt Studio. Shannon has an adventurous spirit and loves to explore new places in her favorite city, Chicago.
Consulting and Staff Augmentation
Bridget Doherty, Director
Today, Bridget is an integral part of the ASI team, serving both clients and candidates. Bridget delivers a high level of service, leveraging her accounting knowledge, natural relationship-building skills and ability to thoughtfully pair candidates with roles. Bridget’s focus at the firm includes Contract Services and Consulting Resources as well as Finance/Accounting Operations and Administrative Talent.
Bridget enjoys theatre, cooking and teaching her old dog new tricks. Bridget is very active in her community, including working to launch a Community Garden and serving on the Economic Development Commission of her village’s government.
Michelle Taylor, Director
Michelle’s focus at the firm includes Contract Services and Consulting Resources as well as Finance/Accounting Operations and Administrative Talent. Her recruiting approach is firmly rooted in delivering consistent, efficient results to make well-matched placements. She is committed to results and is dedicated to delivering for her clients; Michelle’s industry knowledge and ability to think strategically and creatively set her apart from her competition time and time again.
Michelle loves exploring the city and trying new restaurants; she also enjoys cooking, traveling and reading.
Olivia Centeno, Consultant
Olivia graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor’s in Accounting. Following graduation, she moved to Chicago to begin her career as a Tax Associate with Plante Moran. After working in public accounting, she gained industry experience through a Financial Analyst role at Walgreens. Combining her strong knowledge of the accounting and finance functions and her passion for meeting new people allow her to be a great recruiter.
Outside of work Olivia enjoys hiking, pop culture, country music, traveling, reading, while also enjoying all that Chicago has to offer including the lakefront, sports, bars and restaurants.
Laurie Baumgart, Operations Manager
Susana Salgado, Office Manager
When not in the office, you will find Susy attending the opera, gardening in her backyard, and spending quality time with her family.