Team

Ed Berman | edberman@midatlanticrecruiters.com

Ed Berman is a Graduate of the University of Baltimore where he earned an undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. In addition, he successfully passed the Certified Public Accountant Exam.

Ed worked in public accounting for five years with Naron & Wagner, Chtd and the Reznick Group. It was during this time he gained extensive experience in General Accounting, Auditing, Financial Reporting and Tax. Subsequent to his career in public accounting, he entered the professional placement industry with Sudina Search, Inc. of Timonium, Maryland as a Recruiter specializing in the placement of Accounting and Finance professionals. During Ed’s twenty years with Sudina Search, he was consistently the top producer within the firm. Due to Ed’s expertise in the Accounting and Finance market, he was frequently asked to speak to Finance Associations, counseling them on career development, networking and securing positions in the marketplace. In March 2010, Ed left Sudina Search and founded Mid-Atlantic Recruiters.

Ed is married with one daughter and lives in Reisterstown, Maryland. He is an avid supporter of the Brigance Brigade Foundation whose mission is to equip, encourage and empower people living with ALS. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and attending Ravens games.


Lee Ann Eckert | leeann@midatlanticrecruiters.com

Lee Ann is a graduate of University of Maryland where she earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting. Upon graduation, she successfully completed the Certified Public Accountant Exam. Lee Ann began her career working in the audit department of the Washington, DC office of Arthur Andersen. Several years later, her marriage brought her to Baltimore where she worked as a Regional Controller for Integrated Health Services. In 1997, she received a tremendous opportunity to be the Controller of the venture-capital owned, Deerfield Healthcare, which at the time was the largest private-pay Adult Day Care Company in the US. After Deerfield Healthcare was sold to Active Day, Lee Ann spent the next ten years as the Director of Finance for the Baltimore based nonprofit, Community Health Integrated Partnership.

Seeking a new challenge, in 2013 Lee Ann joined forces with Mid-Atlantic Recruiters as Director of Recruiting. It was an exciting opportunity for her to utilize her 20 plus years’ experience in accounting. While working with client companies, this background allows her to understand the technical skill set each individual job requires. Lee Ann is passionate about her job and could not be more thrilled to be able to do what she loves every day – working closely with candidates to provide them career advice and guidance, while assisting companies in meeting their staffing needs.

Lee Ann is married with a teenage son and daughter, and lives in Carroll County, Maryland. She is passionate about spending time with her family and enjoying Maryland’s great outdoors. Lee Ann spends a lot of time on the lacrosse field, boating, fishing, hiking with her dogs and gardening. Her family is active in dog rescue and several times a year they open their hearts and home to foster puppies for a local bully-breed rescue organization.


Tom Butz | tom@midatlanticrecruiters.com

Tom Butz is a Graduate of Bowie State University where he earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting. During his time at Bowie State, Tom played four years of college football as a wide receiver and was a Team Captain.

Tom started his career as an Accountant working for several national corporations to include Integrated Health Services and Sylvan Learning Systems. It was during this time he gained valuable knowledge in General Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting. Subsequent to his career in accounting, he entered the professional placement industry as a Recruiter specializing in the placement of Accounting and Financial professionals. Tom was instrumental in helping build a regional financial staffing practice for the national public accounting firm, McGladrey LLP. Tom assisted in growing the practice from a Start-up to a top 5 national office. During Tom’s eighteen years in the placement industry, he received multiple awards as a Staffing Manager and Executive Recruiter. In 2016, Tom joined Mid-Atlantic Recruiters as a Director of Recruiting.

Tom is married with four children and lives in Perry Hall, Maryland. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth sports, exercising and spending time with his family.


Daniel Odegaard | daniel@midatlanticrecruiters.com

Daniel is a graduate of McDaniel College where he earned dual degrees in Business Administration and Economics.

Prior to joining Mid-Atlantic Recruiters, Daniel began his career in the recruiting industry with Robert Half International where he successfully matched small and midsize companies with quality accounting and finance talent. Since joining Mid-Atlantic Recruiters, Daniel has focused on helping companies and individuals reach their organizational objectives and career goals through permanent placements in the accounting and finance fields.

Daniel lives in Westminster, MD, and when he is not in the office, he is likely to be found working out at 410 CrossFit, or manning the grill on his back porch. On weekends, Daniel serves in his Church as part of the Sound & Multimedia team and also helps tutor academically at-risk children with reading and math skills.


Cathy Kirby | ckirby@midatlanticrecruiters.com

Cathy is a Graduate of the University of Baltimore where she earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting. Professionally, Cathy’s experience includes duties performed while in the Finance departments for T. Rowe Price, Sinclair Broadcast Group, and Erickson Retirement Communities. When her first child was born, Cathy decided to be a full-time stay-at- home Mom.

After staying home with her two children for several years, Cathy decided to once again enter the work force. Putting her previous finance experience to work, she sought a new career opportunity as an Executive Recruiter with Mid-Atlantic Recruiters. Cathy enjoys using her finance and accounting knowledge to educate and assist her candidates, while helping clients identify qualified individuals to fill their staffing needs.

Cathy is married and resides in Carroll County with her daughter and son. On a personal note, Cathy enjoys spending time with her family, attending Ravens games, and watching Notre Dame Football. She also enjoys being a dance and karate Mom since her daughter is an Irish Step Dancer and her son is learning Jiu Jitsu.