Charles N. Sudina, Recruiting Firm Founder

December 03, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Charles Norbert "Chuck" Sudina, founder of a Timonium recruiting firm that specialized in placing professionals working in the fields of finance, accounting and information technology, died Sunday of heart failure at his home in Phoenix, Baltimore County. He was 61.

At his death, Mr. Sudina, who suffered from a rare form of heart disease, was waiting for a heart transplant, said his daughter, Kristin A. Sudina of Canton.

Mr. Sudina was born in Baltimore and raised on Chesterfield Avenue. He was a 1966 graduate of Archbishop Curley High School and earned a bachelor's degree in business in 1970 from the University of Baltimore.

He had also been a Marine Corps reservist.

Mr. Sudina had held sales positions with Hallmark Cards, Great Bear Spring Water Co. and Johnson & Johnson, before entering the recruiting field in 1977.

He established his own recruiting firm, Sudina Search Inc., in 1983.

"It has been in the top five rankings of the Baltimore Business Journal's Book of Lists for over 20 years," said his daughter.

Mr. Sudina was an avid fan and collector of Ravens, Colts and Orioles memorabilia, which he displayed in his Timonium office.

Mr. Sudina, a former Homeland resident who had lived in Phoenix for the past decade, was a member of the Greater Baltimore Committee, Maryland Business Council, Greater Baltimore Technology Council and the Maryland Recruitment Association. He was also a board member of the American Association of Finance and Accounting.

Mr. Sudina's philanthropic interests included Archbishop Curley High School and the Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of Hillendale Country Club.

Mr. Sudina was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St., where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

Also surviving are his wife of 30 years, the former Patricia Kistner; his mother, Helen Sudina of Timonium; and a brother, Jim Sudina of White Marsh.

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