BSG Personnel

rasheeda butler

Rasheeda Butler

President

For its Founder and President, BSG is Rasheeda’s very personal definition. With a background in hospitality, administration and recruiting, her organizational and people skills were ideal for an almost 10-year club management career in Connecticut (The Stanwich Club) and Florida (Ironhorse Country Club and Bear Lakes Country Club). They were instrumental in her significant role in elevating the interactive mode of CMAA’s Florida Chapter. It is her particular ability to ‘wed’ the right student and the club that defines the source of success for The Butler Search Group.

Zee Asghar

Zee Asghar, Esq.

Managing Director

Zee Asghar is Director of Student Services for Butler Search Group. Zee joined BSG in January, 2012, to assist in maintaining relationships with all participants throughout the program. Between securing his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on marketing from University of Miami and earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Zee moved to Korea to teach English to local students. This allowed Zee to gain a further understanding of the exchange process to build off of his previous experiences. While in law school, Zee founded Global Student Housing. As Director of the program, Zee finds homestay accommodations for students throughout Florida, and acts as the point of contact between the students, the host families and the language schools or universities that the students are attending. These skills have made Zee ideally suited to be Director of Student Services for Butler Search Group. Participants in the exchange program are comfortable in dealing with Zee, as he is in their age group and has recent experience of being an exchange student.

Shaz Asghar

Shaz P. Asghar, Esq.

Of Counsel 

Shaz serves as BSG’s in-house counsel. He assists both businesses and individuals in drafting and preparing immigration forms, plus additional supporting documentation associated with the immigrant or non-immigrant visa application process.

Following experiences with prestigious law firms in Orlando and West Palm Beach, Shaz now leads his own successful law firm in West Palm Beach where, in addition to immigration, he also assists clients with issues including divorce, contract litigation, real estate, and business formation.

Shaz attained his BA in from the University of Central Florida, and his JD from Florida A&E.

When he is not working, Shaz can be found on the golf course, or spending time with his family.

Kerry Smyth

Kerry Smyth

International Recruitment Coordinator 

Kerry is BSG’s first European-based Recruitment Specialist. An alumnus of BSG’s J-1 program, Kerry experienced its fullest diversity during her 2012-2013 year, when she spent the winter at BallenIsles Country Club in Florida, followed by the summer at Wee Burn Country Club in Connecticut. For the five years prior her placement, Kerry had been a server and bartender at The Malin Hotel, near her native Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. Upon her return, Kerry was promptly rehired by the hotel and immediately promoted to the role of supervisor.

Before accepting Rasheeda’s offer to join the BSG team, Kerry had returned to Northern Ireland to assume the position of Export Development Executive for FAST Engineering, in Antrim.

Attaining an honors BSc in Business with Marketing from the University of Ulster, Kerry has also earned two diplomas in Professional Practice.

A certified scuba diver, Kerry also enjoys badminton and volleyball, and still goes home to Donegal to help out with her family’s livestock farming and self-catering farmhouse businesses.

Hannah Shield

International Recruitment Coordinator 

Hannah has joined BSG to broaden the team’s coverage throughout the UK. Like Kerry, Hannah is an alum of BSG’s J-1 Intern program, having spent the winter season of 2013-2014 at St. Andrews Country Club in Florida, followed by the summer of 2014 at Upper Montclair Country Club in New Jersey.

Prior to joining BSG, Hannah had advanced to the role of Assistant Manager for Mitchell’s & Butlers PLC as well as Pug Pubs gastro pub in Leamington Spa, and had been a Recruitment Associate for Plus One Personnel.

Growing up in Lanchester, Durham, Hannah went on to school in Bournemouth before attending the university there, from which she graduated with a BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management.

Fitness and health have always been very important to Hannah, who is currently studying towards being a qualified nutritional therapist. She also loves to travel, and explore history and culture, something that was encouraged by her time in the US with BSG.

Hannah also enjoys a range of activities such as paddle boarding, yoga, skiing and swimming, cooking and creating healthy items for special events and loved ones.