Seth Blumenthal, Executive Search Leader, Joins Focus Search Partners as Managing Director for Enterprise Technology Practice 

Executive search leader Seth Blumenthal has been appointed as managing director at Focus Search Partners, a Vaco company renowned for its expertise in retained executive and interim search solutions, to spearhead executive- and board-level engagements within their enterprise technology practice. 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – OCT 18, 2023 – Seth Blumenthal, executive search leader, joins Focus Search Partners, a Vaco company and leader in retained executive and interim search solutions, as managing director to lead executive- and board-level engagements for their enterprise technology practice.  

In his role, Seth will be exclusively dedicated to enterprise technology and deep tech businesses, bolstering Focus Search Partners’ enterprise technology practice and further enhancing and broadening the firm’s profound expertise in the realm of cutting-edge technology. Seth will work closely in fostering connections with early-stage portfolios, cultivating collaborative partnerships with key investors and spearheading executive- and board-level executive searches across the sector. 

“Seth’s track record of success, diverse experience and knowledge across business funding, organizational design, regulatory frameworks and executive search make him an incredible expert in the market,” said Adam Charlson, managing partner of Focus Search Partners. “Our clients will benefit tremendously from his insights and our firm is gaining an exceptional resource to solution for the needs of the venture capital community. We are thrilled to have him join our team.” 

Prior to Focus Search Partners, Seth was a partner at a prominent executive search firm and global talent management platform, specializing in CEO and board appointments. For over four years, he played a pivotal role in establishing and expanding both the early stage and deep tech practices, collaborating with businesses and investors across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. He also served as General Counsel & Vice President of Business Development for an education-focused for-profit entity. In this capacity, he contributed significantly to the organization’s strategic growth. 

Earlier in his career, Seth practiced law at two reputable firms, focusing on M&A and corporate governance advisory within the technology, financial services and healthcare sectors. Notably, he also served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Major Economic Crimes Bureau at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. 

“Seth understands the needs of high-growth businesses during the various stages of their lifecycles,” said Founder and Managing Partner of Focus Search Partners, Paul Frankenberg. “His holistic approach will create the on-brand experience for our stakeholders—both clients and candidates—that we are invested in creating across our business. Enterprise technology and deep tech is and will continue to be a focal point for our practice, and we are thrilled to add talented individuals like Seth to our growing team.” 

About Focus Search Partners  

Focus Search Partners is an award-winning retained executive and interim search solutions firm specializing in the executive recruitment and board development for evolving and established businesses, both public and privately held. We build teams that grow companies. Learn more at  


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