Monica Foster Joins Focus Search Partners as Managing Director

NASHVILLE, TN – Focus Search Partners, A Vaco Company, today announced that Monica Foster has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Monica will be responsible for launching FSP’s Interim Executive Services business and will be relocating to the company’s Nashville headquarters.

“We are fired up to have Monica join our Team to launch this new service.  Monica’s background in both the interim space and working for a multi-billion dollar private equity fund instantly provides our clients with experience and perspective in solving a critical need; high-quality Interim Executives.  In the last couple of years, at a higher frequency, our clients have asked us for interim C-suite resources while we conduct a search assignment. The market lacks a consistent go-to service provider in the interim segment and FSP is going to aggressively build a high-quality service offering that aligns in-demand experienced executives with the needs of our private equity backed clients. We are going to fill that void”, said FSP founder, Paul Frankenberg.

Our Interim Executive Services (IES) practice complements the firm’s 20-year history of executing high-quality retained search services by offering more to our Clients who have come to know FSP as a trusted advisor. Monica leads Talent Acquisition, Origination, Client Service Delivery and Business Operations for the interim business.

Monica brings a 15-year track record of meeting and exceeding client and candidate expectations by leading with transparency, candor and a sense of urgency.

Prior to joining Focus Search Partners, Monica supported senior-level recruiting efforts for the portfolio companies of Vista Equity Partners. There she gained invaluable experience understanding the operational rigor of a top performing PE firm. Earlier in her career Monica worked for the largest project-based CFO solutions firm, Tatum where she led Recruiting and Service Delivery teams nationally.

“As we continue to recognize the increasing complexity of business operations,” said Foster.  “I am excited to be part of FSP and I’m confident that we will provide excellent leadership to private equity firms that need support with their portfolio companies.”

The addition of Monica to the team is part of Focus Search Partner’s strategy to deliver the best in class talent and solutions for our clients.  The need for Interim talent in times of transition has never been more important than now, and we are looking forward to providing the optimal solutions for our clients.

About Focus Search Partners, a Vaco Company

Founded in 2001, Focus Search Partners was acquired by Vaco in 2014 to become the retained executive search division of Vaco, a $750M consulting and strategic solutions firm. With 35+ team members and 13 partners across nine states, Focus Search Partners specializes in building teams to grow companies, focusing on recruiting board members, executives and senior-level individuals.  For more information, visit

About Vaco

Vaco provides boutique level service with global reach in the areas of executive search, consulting, permanent placement and strategic staffing. Vaco has become a premier talent & solutions firm by attracting, developing and retaining the strongest players in the industry for their entire careers, so they are available to serve clients, candidates and consultants for the duration of theirs. Since its founding in 2002, Vaco has grown to serve more than 40 markets across the globe, 800+ employees, 4,300 consultants and $750M in revenue. Vaco has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 12 years and was recently named to Forbes’ 2018 List of America’s Best Recruiting Firms. To learn more, visit