Focus Search Partners Team

Kirk Harrell

Managing Director

Kirk Harrell is a Managing Director in the Dallas office of Focus Search Partners. Backed with over fifteen years of retained executive search experience, Kirk leads senior executive assignments for clients ranging from early stage startups, private equity-backed companies, to publicly-traded global organizations.

With an open-minded approach to each client and acute attention to detail, Kirk has earned a reputation for exceeding client expectations. He has successfully executed over 300 executive, senior management and board of director search assignments across a broad spectrum of industries including Digital Media, SaaS, Infrastructure/ IT Software, Manufacturing, Consumer Products, and Retail (eCommerce and multi-location).

Prior to Taylor Winfield, now Focus Search Partners, Kirk was a consultant for a boutique search firm where he focused on business development and search execution for nationwide technology clients within the hardware, software, telecommunications and internet sectors. Earlier, he was Manager of Resource Planning for Isix Software/DARC Corporation, specializing in Oracle software and services.

He is also a member of Penrhyn International, upholding the best standards of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

Kirk earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Baylor University. A Texas native, he resides in Dallas with his wife and two daughters.

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