Team

    Theresa Zandi

    Principal Owner

    Blaine W. Smith

    Principal

Theresa Zandi

Principal Owner

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 focused on genuine relationship building, that allowed him 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

OUR PRACTICES

FEDERAL
Centurion brings technology and business solutions to the public sector as a Women-Owned Small Business engaging as a prime, subcontractor, and/or teammate with multiple civilian and health federal agencies. Centurion’s leadership has serviced the public sector for a combined 40+ years in guiding large scale IT Projects and Professional Service offerings to a vast array of state and federal clients and programs spanning multiple Civilian, DoD, Intel, and DHS contracts.
MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
We service our clients with time-learned best practices to ensure their organization's collective success by delivering coaching, management consulting, and training services for the professional services and staffing industry. Using research, collaborative analysis, and advisement, we help make our clients lives better in raising their businesses performance more effectively and efficiently. Over the course of the engagement, we focus consistently on 5 Key questions: Who, What, Why, When, and Where, then ensure valuable guidance with How and How Much in the implementation. Through a combination of assessment and/or development, we offer relevant insight, guidance, and solutions so our clients can establish the right approach for their organization.
COMMERCIAL
Centurion services Commercial and Private Sector with IT Services and Solutions, developed from three decades of experience and time-tested best practices. With an tenured industry understanding of what it takes to build and manage successful IT Services and Staffing firms, we invite you to learn more about our offerings. There is no one-size-fits-all - each business scenario may need a different solution. Centurion has the flexibility to support your hiring needs through various options. Our approach in servicing client companies and hiring managers is focused around a tailored approach to engagement.

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