Focus Seach Partners Team

Monica Foster

Managing Director

Monica joined Focus Search Partners in 2020 to launch and lead the firm’s Interim Executive Services business. This service offering provides on-demand executive Talent to companies across industries, at every stage of the business lifecycle.

Our Interim Executive Services (IES) practice complements the firm’s 20-year history of executing high-quality retained search services by offering more to our Clients who have come to know FSP as a trusted advisor. Monica leads Talent Acquisition, Origination, Client Service Delivery and Business Operations.

Prior to joining Focus Search Partners, Monica supported recruiting efforts for the software-focused portfolio companies of Vista Equity Partners, a $3B private equity fund. There she gained invaluable experience understanding the operational rigor of a top performing PE firm. Earlier in her career Monica worked for the largest project-based solutions firm where she led Recruiting and Service Delivery teams nationally. Monica brings a 15-year track record of meeting and exceeding client and candidate expectations by leading with transparency, candor, and a sense of urgency.

Monica holds a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She currently resides in Chicago with husband and young son and will be relocating to Nashville in the summer. Monica’s early career was leading and teaching America’s next generation as a devoted teacher. She continues her passion to positively impact children’s lives with her involvement in several nonprofits.

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