About Eileen Levitt
As Founder and President of The HR Team, Eileen Levitt attains great personal satisfaction in helping small, mid-size, and emerging companies focus on what they do best; directing business growth and profitability.
Eileen’s previous employment saw her talents in fostering business growth expand as she contributed to her employers’ development. As the Human Resources Director for Rapid Systems Solutions, a Maryland-based technology firm, Eileen helped grow the company from a staff of 28 to 350 in five years. In her role as Human Resources Administrator for The Discovery Channel, the company grew from 90 to 450 employees in just three years.
In 1996, Eileen re-focused her vast knowledge and experience in human resources, including business strategy, communications, training, coaching, and financial management, to found The HR Team. Utilizing industry-leading recruiting tactics, Eileen has built her company on the strength and commitment of her talented team of employees. She now dedicates herself and her company to providing consistent and quality HR expertise that serves the needs of her clients.
In addition to leading The HR Team, Eileen has served on the following nonprofit boards: Athena PowerLink Baltimore; Association for Corporate Growth (where she is a past board president); Network 2000 (where she served as chair of the membership, mentoring and philanthropy committees; University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business (where she served on the entrepreneurship advisory board); Jim Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund (where she served on the board); Business Women’s Network (where she is a past board president); American University Alumni Association (where she served as the Baltimore Chapter president) and Leadership Howard County (Class of 2003 and served on the General Membership Executive Committee).
In addition, Eileen has served on the board of Integrity National Corporation, a for-profit privately held government contractor based in Rockville, Maryland.
Eileen has been published and /or quoted in numerous magazine and periodicals including: The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Employment Management Today, HR Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Baltimore Sun, The Business Monthly, Baltimore and Washington Business Journals, The Daily Record, and Forbes.com. She is a featured contributor on negotiation in the Dale Carnegie Sales Training Book Sales Advantage and on the interviewing process for the book The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Work. She also served as the “Recruiting Expert” for the online career management site: vault.com
Eileen is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP) and holds an MBA from The University of Baltimore and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from The American University.
With the honesty, integrity and exceptional work ethic that Eileen brings to her company and to all her community partnerships, she has been recognized and honored with the following awards:
- Baltimore Business Journal: 2014 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Businesses #19
- Maryland Daily Record: 2014 and 2008 Maryland’s Top 100 Women
- Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise: 2013, 2010 & 2008
- Howard County Committee for Business and Economic Diversity: 2011 Individual Achievement Award
- University of Baltimore Alumni Association: 2006 H. Mebane Turner Service Award
- Baltimore Smart CEO Magazine: 2004 Future 50
- Business Women’s Network of Howard County: 2003 President’s Award
- American University Alumni Association: 2003 Ethel L. Smith Award
- US Small Business Administration: 2003 Maryland’s Women in Business – Advocate of the Year