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Building executive search teams that grow organizations

Using an executive search firm guarantees you end up with senior, executive, officer or board team members that are just as passionate as you are about driving your organization’s goals and mission further. Grow your organization with high-quality, innovative leadership talent who come in making an immediate impact allowing your business to have a competitive advantage.

Focus Search Partners, Vaco’s retained executive search division, places company-transforming executives in technology, healthcare, consumer, restaurant & retail, business services and energy, as well as private equity. Founded in 2001 and acquired by Vaco in 2014 to combine the powerful networks of two national, leading recruitment firms, Focus Search Partners heads Vaco’s efforts in retained executive search. As the best, and largest recruiting network of executive-level talent, our services span multiple industries internationally with our expertise being in matching high-caliber board members, c-suite executives or senior-level candidates with top technology, healthcare services, consumer, restaurant & retail, business services or energy organizations.

Focus Search Partner’s recruiting team of industry veterans have served in and recruited for leadership positions across the globe – chairmen, investors, c-level or other executives. Over 80% of our executive search engagements are with referred and repeat clients. Our clients, ranging from Fortune 500 to middle market growth companies, will tell you that we deliver leaders who are immediately effective.

In addition, Focus Search Partners leadership consulting services offer market data trends, compensation or retention framework guidance, interview/assessment coaching, among many other leadership strategy solutions. Our clients appreciate our collaborative approach, dedication to perfection, flexibility, honesty, and our ability to internalize feedback and adjust to the ever-changing needs of our clients. Industry leading companies have experienced the difference that distinguishes the Focus Search Partners executive search process from conventional models.

using an

executive search firm guarantees you end up with top talent

In today’s complex and everchanging workforce, companies rely on high-quality, effective leadership. Through a collaborative and hands-on approach, Focus Search Partners acts as your partner, dedicated to perfecting your vision and solving your executive search needs. Reach out to us and find out if we are a good fit!

Why use Vaco’s executive search services led by Focus Search Partners?

Finding the right leadership personality that will not only fit into the organizational culture, but also bring a fresh perspective to the business through innovation and stellar management skills is easy when you have the right network or resources that can connect you to such individuals. Without using an executive search firm, recruiting leadership can be difficult, trying and resource-intensive. Focus Search Partners is known for bringing proven and emerging talent to our clients. We stay connected to veteran proven performers, we keep up with rising starts in multiple industries, across all functional disciplines. We have an international network, we have the best connections, we have the greatest experience – let us do what we do best so you can continue doing what you do best, growing your business.

Our executive search solutions, typically lasting eight to twelve weeks per engagement, offer clients the following benefits:

  • Leadership advisory solutions that inform the search assignment and business needs
  • Cost, time, resource and energy savings
  • A short-list of qualified, already-vetted top candidates guaranteed to make a positive impact
  • Targeted, recruitment strategy focused on finding c-suite executives, board members, or senior-level management that instill your vision, blend with your culture, inspire your teams, and drive business growth forward
  • Quality leadership placements based on local, regional, national or international positions – with managed relocation support as needed
  • Superior quality search services with flexible fee solutions meeting the demands of your staffing budgets

From high growth to turn-around, privately held and publicly traded, large and small companies, Focus Search Partners consistently deliver the exceptional talent your company needs to compete in the global marketplace.

Learn more about our areas of expertise and the industries we dominate.

Are you ready to tap into the largest global network of the highest-performing, impactful leadership talent?

Focus Search Partners team consists of

leading industry experts

Our internal teams are made up of industry veterans from nation firms, Fortune 500 companies, and top recruiting agencies. They know qualified talent when they see it, so you get the expertise you need, right when you need it.