Sandy brings more than 17 years of experience in executive search to the team at Focus Search Partners. He has been instrumental in recruiting strategic executives and senior leaders to global organizations by delivering outstanding client and candidate experiences. Known for his strong work ethic and hands-on approach, Sandy partners with clients through each step of the executive search process to achieve great results.
Sandy has broad-based experience working across a variety of industry verticals including industrial, consumer, restaurant/retail, field services, software, tech-enabled, and business services. While he works across all sizes and ownership structures, Sandy has spent a significant amount of his time working with small to middle market private equity firms and their portfolio companies. He is a trusted advisor to clients recruiting for boards, C-suite, sales, marketing, operations, finance, purchasing, development, IT, plant operations, HR, and engineering roles across industries.
Sandy joined Focus Search Partners as part of the 2017 acquisition of Taylor Winfield where he served as Managing Director. Prior to joining Taylor Winfield, Sandy was an integral part of two different national search firms. He began his career as entrepreneur and founder of a specialty lacrosse retail store in Columbus, Ohio. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Sandy received his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, where he was a four-year letter winner on the men’s varsity lacrosse team.
Outside of work, Sandy and his wife, Natalie, have two young sons and enjoy staying active playing tennis, golf, and a range of other athletic and community activities. Sandy currently serves on the board of the SMU Athletic Forum and formerly served on the board of the St. Phillip’s School and Community Center. Additionally, he is on the board of Eagles Lacrosse, a youth lacrosse program.