Private Equity

Excellence in private equity executive search

Finding leaders who make a difference

Having the right leaders in place at the right time can make all the difference in the high-stakes world of private equity and venture capital. Thanks to long-standing, successful relationships with private equity and venture capital firms across the globe, Focus Search Partners has helped clients build billions in market value in both emerging and established markets.

From board directors and C-suite leaders to interim CFOs, to the accelerated build-out of new internal firm teams, we understand the importance of finding the right talent at the right time to meet shareholder objectives. In the fast-changing world of private equity, time is of the essence. Getting it wrong simply isn’t an option.

Maximize shareholder value through exceptional executive leadership

For decades, private equity investors and venture capital firms have relied on us to identify, attract, and evaluate top-level candidates for their most important C-suite roles. We find the kind of talent that can maximize shareholder value and deliver exceptional results. 

We build relationships. And as a result, we have a deep bench of highly successful executive leaders ready to tackle their next challenge. But we never stop with our database. We go above and beyond to actively seek out candidates who fit our clients’ portfolios and have realized success across many industries.

Focused on our clients

Count on Focus Search Partners Our private equity & venture capital expertise runs deep

Regardless of industry or location, investment strategy, size, and stage, we understand the importance of finding the right fit. We provide our private equity and venture capital clients with an outstanding slate of candidates so they can fill their leadership needs quickly, and keep pace with fast growth and turnaround environments.  

Focus Search Partners has over 20 years of experience working with private equity firms across multiple industries. We have built out internal teams within private equity companies, placing venture partners, investors, operating executives, EIRs, and internal operations roles. We have successfully executed in every region of the world. From the US to the UK, EMEA, APAC, and LATAM, we know how to find the right talent in a global economy.

Our experience in the private equity space runs deep. Some of the private equity and venture capital firms we have partnered with include:
  • Advent International
  • Align Capital
  • American Securities
  • Apollo
  • Arch St. Management
  • Ares Partners
  • Argos Soditic
  • Atigun Captial Partners
  • Bain Capital
  • Baird Capital
  • Battery Ventures
  • BDT Capital
  • Benchmark Capital
  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Blackstone
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co
  • BV Investment Partners
  • CapStreet Group
  • Carlyle Group
  • Cedar Investors
  • Clear Ventures
  • Comstock Partners
  • Fort Point Capital
  • Frontier Capital
  • Goldman Sachs
  • InTandem Capital Partners
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NCK Capital
  • New Mainstream Capital
  • Olympus Partners
  • Pamlico Capital
  • Revelstoke Capital
  • Ridgemont Equity Partners
  • Sequoia Ventures
  • TPG
  • Warburg Pincus
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