Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Theresa Zandi

Principal

A recognized leader in the IT services and management consulting industry, Theresa brings over 20 years of experience to Centurion.  She started her career in staffing as a recruiting and delivery management professional, which included opening a fledgling office in Dallas, TX as well as managing a team in Atlanta, GA.  To continue career diversification, Theresa transitioned to the client relationship side of the business where she thrived as a business development executive and ultimately a managing director, running a branch office for a top firm in Atlanta, GA.  

She returned to the Washington, D.C. area to spend the next 18 years leading the global recruiting, national consultant care and regional operations teams for three nationally-ranked firms.  This included the development and growth of a regional recruiting organization that led to its acquisition.  

Her expertise includes strong relationship selling with Fortune 500 clients, effective organizational management and proven cutting edge recruiting skills of top technical talent.

Theresa’s passion lies in direct recruiting engagement, and training others to build relationships, handle objections, negotiate strategically and deliver excellence.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” - Henry Ford


 

Blaine W. Smith

Principal

Leading and growing nationally ranked IT Services and consulting firms in the Mid-Atlantic for nearly 20 years has led Blaine to Centurion.  He entered the industry as a business development executive allowing for his gifts in genuine relationship building to excel in connecting the dots between people, projects and profit.  

Committed to continual personal development for career growth, Blaine organically opened the Baltimore, Delaware, and Philadelphia markets for a Top 10 IT national staffing firm and grew it into a recognized leader in the marketplace. From there, he ran an emerging company in the Washington D.C. area and, with its owners, took it to market and successfully sold it to a nationally ranked top 15 professional services firm. 

After the acquisition, Blaine continued for five years to lead the National Capital Region, and the wholly owned subsidiary servicing the Federal Government as a large IT Services contractor.

Blaine’s passion is rooted in the development of people and business to help them exceed their potential while ensuring corporate growth.  He strives daily to continue a successfully proven business strategy that is built on a personal non-negotiable commitment to integrity, loyalty, work ethic, and development of genuine trust.

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” - John Wooden