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Sockwell Partners' search professionals have the proven ability to access and recruit top-level talent. We can forge deep and lasting relationships with both clients and candidates because we are smart, informed, driven and because we care.

We are in the "people" business - meet our talented team.
Bob Sherrill

Managing Director
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Bio
Bob has been with Sockwell Partners since 1995 and has been a Managing Director since 2001.  Prior to joining Sockwell, Bob was an Audit Manager with Price Waterhouse from 1990 to 1995.  A native of Greensboro, Bob and his wife of 30+ years, Meredith, have two grown daughters.  Bob is a passionate sports fan, particularly of basketball and women's lacrosse.  A single digit handicap golfer, he also enjoys regular exercise. 

rsherrill@sockwell.com
(704) 887-0972 Direct Dial


Education
B.A. Economics, Davidson College
M.S. Accounting, University of Virginia
Norwood Teague

Managing Director
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Bio
Norwood joined Sockwell Partners in 2009.  Norwood also serves as Executive Event Director for Business North Carolina Magazine where he runs such events as the NC CEO Summit and mfgcon.  Before this, Norwood worked in college athletic administration.  A Raleigh native, he enjoys golf, fishing, reading and traveling in his free time.  

nteague@sockwell.com
(704) 887-0976 Direct Dial


Education
B.A. Political Science/Communications, North Carolina 
M.A. Sports Administration, Ohio University
Susie Jernigan

Managing Director
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Bio
Susie joined Sockwell Partners in 1986. Her earlier career included positions with two academic medical centers and a small nonprofit. In her free time, Susie mentors a young woman and serves on a regional economic development board. She and her husband, Jerry, enjoy travel, music and time with extended family.

sjernigan@sockwell.com


Education
B.A. History & Social Sciences, Duke University
Catherine Johnson

Director
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Bio
Catherine joined the firm in 2019.  Her background includes roles in business development, operations, and sales.  Catherine is a native of Winston Salem, and after living in Washington, DC, she and her husband made their way back to North Carolina.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, and exploring new places.  

cjohnson@sockwell.com
(704) 887-0984 Direct Dial


Education
B.A. Communication and Sociology, Wake Forest University
Richard Fountain

Vice President
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Bio
Richard joined Sockwell Partners in 2022.  Prior to joining the firm, Richard spent over six years in the financial services industry and briefly pursued professional golf.  Richard is a native of Raleigh and moved to Charlotte after college.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Casey, fly fishing, and playing golf.  

rfountain@sockwell.com
(704) 897-7885 Direct Dial


Education
B.A. Political Science, Davidson College
Scottie Trapp

Chief Financial Officer
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Bio
Scottie joined Sockwell Partners in 1997.  Prior to joining Sockwell, Scottie worked for Price Waterhouse for 11 years as an audit staff, audit senior and then Human Resources Manager for the Carolinas offices.  She is married to Danny and they have two adult daughters and triplet grandbabies.  She is an active member at Myers Park Presbyterian Church and serves on the board of the Charlotte Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  

strapp@sockwell.com


Education
B.S. Accounting and Risk Management, University of South Carolina