Focus Search Partners Team

Steve Finder

Managing Director

Steve serves as Managing Director, Private Equity Practice with Focus Search Partners.  Steve focuses his practice on Deep Tech, Health Tech, and Software companies broadly. He is functionally focused on chief executives, financial officers, general managers, engineering leaders, sales, marketing, human resources, chief information officers, and operations executives.

As an executive search partner, Steve has successfully led more than 300 executive search engagements during the course of his career, and as a result, he has become a trusted advisor to senior executives and key decision-makers. As a corporate executive, he led global HR and cross-functional teams, oversaw large merger integration between companies, and was a member of an Executive Leadership Board for a 20,000-person company in financial services overseeing all operating functions.

Throughout his career, Steve held in-house leadership roles with Apple in their headquarters in Cupertino, California, where he led the operations and sales recruiting team, at SpaceX where he led talent acquisition and he led executive recruiting for PIMCO in Newport Beach. Earlier, he co-founded an executive search firm in partnership with a venture capital firm with offices in the Bay Area and Boston, focused on technology start-ups. Additionally, Steve served as Associate Director in the Silicon Valley office of Heidrick & Struggles, where he led a team of 30 associates.

Steve holds a B.S. in Communication, with a special focus on organizational communication, from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

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