Connie Adair is Managing Partner of Focus Search Partners. She joined the executive leadership team of Focus Search Partners following the 2017 acquisition of her firm Taylor Winfield Executive Search where she served as CEO since 1994. Known for building strong relationships across boards, networks and clients, Connie has a long and distinguished career in creating and establishing “best practices” for executive search methodology. During her tenure at Taylor Winfield, Connie led the firm into double-digit growth, increasing annual revenues by an average of 26 percent over the last four years, while earning one of the highest closure rates in the industry.
As former chair and current board member of Penryn International, Connie is a thought-leader in the global executive search industry. She is a lecturer at the eMBA program of SMU Cox School of Business and expert panelist for various organizations on executive leadership and board readiness. She also lends her limitless energy and talent to several non-profit boards throughout the United States, including Emeritus at Watermark for exceptional women leaders in the Silicon Valley, Desert Research Institute of Nevada, and the holding company of Sacred Spade in San Antonio.