Our Process

The Focus Search Partners team understands the difference between recruiting for a position and becoming a partner to secure long-term results.

Our proven methodology yields high-performing C-Suite, Board of Directors, and executive leaders.

Success in the Details

Assessing, defining and scoping the search, executing a comprehensive process and defining communication points ensure our client’s successful search outcome. From detailed start-up meetings thorough position profiles to weekly status reports with candidate updates to offer negotiations for the final candidate, Focus Search Partners is a true partner with each client. Detailed below is an overview of the process each client can expect and trust when they choose to partner with Focus Search Partners.

executive search conversation

Search Kickoff / Cultural Interviews / Research

Weeks 1-2

Weeks 3-4

Candidate Outreach

Candidate Interviews

Weeks 6-8

Weeks 9-10

Client Interviews


Week 11

Weeks 12-13

Referencing / Closing

Why Our Process Works

Customized Solution

Every business is different. We learn your business and tailor the search to your specific needs and cultural environment, screening out mediocre candidates or those who are not a fit.


We believe in teamwork not silos, and that means collaboration in our own firm and with our clients. Our team approach means better, smarter, faster results for you. And our commitment to high-touch client communication means you are always informed.

Deep Industry Research

By collecting and sharing data with clients, we become market experts developing a keen sense of the competitive landscape for executive talent. While others stop with the first slate of candidates, we believe in detailed research throughout the search, so the pipeline is always filled. Our research is conducted internally – never outsourced – to ensure accurate, ongoing, intelligent information. In the words of one client: “I have learned so much about my industry by simply hiring Focus Search Partners.”


We can bring resources to bear on any client’s business on any given day. Large firms can’t move quickly, and small firms don’t always have resources to address the strategic needs of your business. From start to finish, our process and people are aligned to deliver the right candidate at the right time, providing our clients both competitive advantage and speed to market.
We have worked with thousands of clients across a diverse set of industries.