Focus Search Partners (FSP) is a leading retained executive search firm and division of Vaco, a $470 million consulting and strategic solutions company. We place company-transforming executives in key functional areas for technology, healthcare services, consumer, restaurant & retail, business services and energy industries. Our clients span publicly-traded, venture capital and private equity-backed companies in emerging and established markets worldwide.

As our name implies, FOCUS is mainstay. Focus on our clients’ goals. Focus on our core industries. Focus on recruiting and integrating high-performing executives.

High-touch and collaborative, we take a focused, strategic approach to talent management providing comprehensive solutions that span the organization – from boardroom and C-suite to mid-level management. Our talented team of search professionals brings years of recruiting and operational experience, and proven success in multiple industries, across all functional disciplines.

Always looking forward, FSP is known for recognizing and recruiting emerging and proven talent and connecting companies with top players in parallel industries to bring a fresh perspective to the table. We are continually communicating with rising stars as well as veteran proven performers, which results in faster talent identification than our larger competitors.

With offices in Nashville, Dallas, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco and Southern California, Focus Search Partners has the combination of industry expertise, functional discipline and geographic presence to address the most critical and strategic search needs.

As a Vaco company, Focus Search Partners is the only private equity-backed retained executive search firm in the country.  With solid capitalization and freedom to operate in the best interests of our clients, we are in a unique position to deliver both quality and speed-to-market for our clients.

Vaco has been named to Inc Magazines Fastest Growing Private Companies in America list for the last 10 consecutive years.

Our Results

Focus Search Partners’ proven track record of consistently delivering world-class talent is backed by one of the highest closure and stick rates in the executive search industry.

  • Success is in the Details
  • The Quality Leader
  • Agility
  • Client Portal
Success is in the Details

Assessing, defining and scoping the search, executing a comprehensive process and defining communication points ensure a successful search outcome.

The Quality Leader

From recruiting efficiency to retention rates to repeat clients, Focus Search Partners’ results, have been the best among healthcare and technology executive search firms for six consecutive years.


We know your search needs are mission-critical to the success of your business. From start to finish, our process and people are aligned to deliver the right candidate at the right time, providing our clients both competitive advantage and speed to market.

Client Portal

Our client portal provides secure and real-time information about your search so you can keep apprised of our progress and access the information that will help you make better candidate selection decisions for your business.

We Build Leadership Teams That Grow Organizations

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