Focus Search Partners Team

Brad Olson

Managing Partner

Brad Olson brings four decades of retained search experience to Focus Search Partners. Deeply rooted in the Manufacturing, Industrial, and Distribution industries, Brad has successfully completed more than 1,000 retained engagements in his career. From C-suite to functional leaders in Operations, Global Supply Chain, Engineering, Marketing, HR, and Finance, he has also served as a trusted partner to both public and privately held organizations, family-owned businesses, and private equity companies.

Brad joined FSP in 2022 after the acquisition of Brad Martin & Associates, a boutique retained search firm in Minneapolis he founded in 1983. Brad recognized an opportunity for his firm, which offered long-term partnerships and provided high-touch and quality service, to join forces with FSP to better serve clients and candidates around the globe. Integrity and ethics are at the core of his guiding principles both personally and professionally.

Brad has been married to his wife Donna for over 40 years. They live in the Twin Cities, have two grown children, and enjoy being grandparents, boating, and vacationing on Sanibel Island.

We have worked with thousands of clients across a diverse set of industries.