Private Equity Executive Search Leader Joseph Solari Joins Focus Search Partners as Managing Director

The addition of Solari solidifies Focus Search Partner’s East Coast presence and reaffirms its commitment to growth. 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – FEB 22, 2024 –Focus Search Partners, a Vaco Holdings company and leader in retained executive and interim search solutions, announced today that executive search leader Joseph Solari has joined the firm as managing director. In this role, Solari will be dedicated to helping business owners and management teams solve problems, capitalize on opportunities and increase the enterprise value of their companies. 

“Joe’s extensive experience with private equity-backed firms – combined with his entrepreneurial mindset and consultative approach – makes him an instrumental asset to our team,” said Paul Frankenberg, founder and managing partner of Focus Search Partners. “Between our recent additions of Seth Blumenthal in Philadelphia, Michael Caggiano in Washington, DC, and now Joe Solari in the New York Tri-State area, Focus Search Partners has firmly established an East Coast presence. We look forward to utilizing Joe’s leadership to drive continued success for our clients, solidifying our ongoing commitment to growing our partner presence in the Northeast.”  

Solari has more than 25 years of experience providing private equity firms and their portfolio companies with retained and interim executive search, as well as advisory services. Prior to Focus Search Partners, Solari held senior roles at private equity firms Saugatuck Capital and Metropolitan Partners Group, as well as a global executive search firm. He founded Greenwich Private Investments in 2019 and continues to serve as a senior advisor to G*Ventures Management.  

Solari’s appointment reinforces Focus Search Partners’ commitment to delivering unparalleled executive search solutions tailored to the distinctive needs of private equity firms, family offices and venture capital firms.  

“I am thrilled to join Focus Search Partners,” said Solari. “My decision was influenced by the firm’s stellar track record in providing best-in-class advisory services and human capital solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. Focus Search Partner’s team-oriented approach, devoid of silos, resonates strongly with me and provides the right platform to best deliver exceptional value quickly for our clients.”  

About Focus Search Partners    

Focus Search Partners is a leading provider of retained executive and interim search solutions and is renowned for building teams that grow companies. With over 45 employees and 19 partners located across the United States and internationally, Focus Search Partners specializes in the executive recruitment and board development for evolving and established businesses, both public and privately held. For more information, please visit 

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