Focus Search Partners Named to 2023 Private Equity Recruiting Power 100 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 14, 2023 – Focus Search Partners, a Vaco company and leader in executive search, has been named to Hunt Scanlon’s 2023 Private Equity Recruiting Power 100, an annual roundup of the 100 most prominent executive search firms serving the private equity sector. 

This year marks the third consecutive year Focus Search Partners has been listed on the Private Equity Recruiting Power 100. 

We pride ourselves on the relationships we create with every engagement we pursue,” said Paul Frankenberg, founder and managing partner at Focus Search Partners. “Our private equity clients are an important part of our business, and our team is extremely proud of the relationships we have cultivated in that space. Maintaining a seat on the Private Equity Recruiting Power 100 is a testament to the dedication, hard work and white-glove approach Focus Search Partners brings to every client interaction, and we are honored to be on the list.”  

To determine the 2023 Private Equity Recruiting Power 100, Hunt Scanlon Media conducted a survey that launched in April. The survey required participating firms to submit a list of recent searches and statistics, including the success of placements and diversity metrics. For the 2023 Private Equity Recruiting Power 100, Hunt Scanlon Media received over 200 responses. Hunt Scanlon Media supplemented the provided data and researched a number of other firms that did not submit survey responses. The alphabetical listing of 100 firms in North America includes those firms that either specialize in private equity or that have a strong private equity practice. 

“Hunt Scanlon has been ranking executive search firms on various disciplines for over 35 years and our Private Equity Recruiting Power 100 is one of our most prominent,” commented Christopher W. Hunt, President and Co-Founder of Hunt Scanlon Media. “Hundreds of search firms serving this sector were considered but, in the final analysis, only 100 are selected each year. In our view, being included in this ranking is a major distinction and it denotes those search organizations that work at the highest curve in private equity.”   

About Focus Search Partners 

Founded in 2001, Focus Search Partners was acquired by Vaco in 2014, a $1.3 billion global professional services firm. With 45+ employees and 19 partners spanning the United States and abroad, Focus Search Partners specializes in building teams to grow companies, focusing on recruiting board members, executives and senior-level individuals. For more information, visit 

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