Focus Search 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 Nashville with her husband and young son. 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.