AccruePartners is excited to announce this summer’s interns: Zach Soder, Caroline Ortiz, Alexa Arciero and Madeline Zandhuis!

Zach is currently attending school at Belmont Abbey studying Business Administration and Pre-law and will graduate in July after only three years. At school he plays baseball, is a member of the fraternity Sigma Alpha, and is the Executive Director of Dance Marathon. Through his internship at AccruePartners this summer, Zach hopes to strengthen his people and business skills while building relationships in the staffing industry to help launch his career after graduation.

Caroline is a rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying business. At school she is involved in Greek life, Cross Country Club, and business clubs. She also loves watching and attending UNC basketball games! Through her internship at AccruePartners she hopes to learn more about the staffing and recruiting industry in an effort to uncover her ideal career path.

Alexa is a rising Senior at the School of Media and Journalism at UNC Chapel Hill where she’s studying Advertising and Public Relations. Alexa is passionate about the world of Advertising and PR, and serves as an ambassador for the UNC School of Media and Journalism. She is primarily interested in the entertainment industry. In her free time, Alexa enjoys running, writing and working with children. While interning at AccruePartners Alexa hopes to grow her leadership and communication skills while learning more about the world of recruiting.

Madeline is a rising junior at the University of Michigan studying Political Science with a double minor in Education Policy and Spanish. On campus, she’s involved in the new member of education division of her sorority, the Best Buddies Club, and works at an after-school center for children of low socioeconomic households. Her favorite place to be on campus is in the Big House cheering on the Wolverines – Go Blue! Through her internship at AccruePartners, Madeline hopes to gain exposure to the business world, while developing her leadership and networking skills in a professional environment.

AccruePartners welcomes Lizzy Smith the team!

Lizzy joins the AccruePartners team as a Staffing Manager on our Enterprise Accounts team, supporting our national accounts across multiple industry verticals.

Originally from Rockville, Maryland, Lizzy attended High Point University where she studied Broadcast Journalism. After graduation, she started her career in Recruiting in Baltimore but found herself missing the South. She first learned about AccruePartners through a few old friends/coworkers who now work at AccruePartners and convinced her joining the company was a perfect fit – and it was!

“I love the atmosphere and the energy at AccruePartners. It’s also given me the opportunity to recruit for multiple lines of business. I really liked that I would be challenged every day with new and different types of searches,” says Lizzy.

In her new role, she hopes to become a subject matter expert across multiple lines of business and skillsets. “The enterprise team gives me the opportunity to learn new IT, Engineering and Technical business skillsets. I hope to use those skills to provide even higher quality recruiting to enhance the continued successes of the organization.”

Outside the office, Lizzy is a foodie through and through. You can find her exploring Charlotte’s latest restaurants and craft brewery scene around town.

Please join us in welcoming her to the team!

AccruePartners is excited to announce the recent return of former employee, Meagan Parker Penland!

Meagan spent 5 years (2009-2014) with AccruePartners during a tremendous growth time leading several divisions and bringing in several of our current strategic accounts.  Since we saw her last she has spent time in corporate recruiting, working for a competitor and lastly at a global management consulting firm as a business development manager responsible for identifying and managing solution based (delivery consulting, managed services and professional staffing) opportunities within Fortune 500 Retail Accounts.

Originally from St. Simons Island in Georgia, Meagan attended the University of Alabama where she studied Mass Communications. She moved to Charlotte after graduation and has lived here ever since establishing her brand and building her network. She brings 9+ years of recruiting and sales experience back to AccruePartners. In her current role at AccruePartners, Meagan will focus on national account management for a Fortune 100 financial services client.

Outside the office, Meagan and her husband enjoy outdoor activities, specifically on the water and spending time with their two rescue dogs, Captain and Waffles.

We are thrilled to have Meagan back with the AccruePartners team and look forward to her adding expertise to the organization once again!

We’re excited to announce this year’s Summer Interns: Brady Hillhouse, Grant Buchmiller, Amanda Meredith, Julia Burke and Winn Grainger.



Brady is a rising Junior at East Carolina University double majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship. At school, he is very involved with the Miller School of Entrepreneurship and sits on the executive board of three different business clubs. While interning at AccruePartners, he hopes to gain exposure to several different industries and get a behind the scene look at the business operations of several different companies.



Grant is a rising sophomore at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, studying Business Administration with concentrations in both, Finance and Strategy. On campus, he is involved in professional Greek life, consulting and finance clubs, and is a campus ambassador. He also enjoys attending many of Michigan’s sporting – Go Wolverines! Through his AccruePartners internship this summer, Grant hopes to learn more about the recruiting and staffing industry while gaining exposure to a variety of business industries.



Amanda is a rising sophomore at NC State University studying Business Administration. On campus, she is involved in Greek Life, Cru Ministries, and volunteers at local elementary schools reading to children. Through her internship at AccruePartners, she is hoping to strengthen her leadership and networking skills, in addition to gaining a better understanding of a professional work environment.



A Providence Day alumni, Julia is a rising senior at Auburn University studying Marketing. At school, Julia is involved in Young Life and is a leader through Auburn at a local high school. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and attending different sporting events on campus. As an intern at AccruePartners this summer, she hopes to learn more about the staffing industry, while gaining helpful insight into the Marketing and Human Resource fields.


Winn is a rising junior at the University of Alabama-Honors College where she also is studying Marketing, with a minor in General Business. She’s very involved in the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and Philanthropy committee on campus. In addition, she volunteers as a mentor and tutor for students and children in her spare time. Through this internship, she hopes to dive deeper into the world of recruiting, while hoping to uncover the right career path for herself.