Executive & Board Search

Find the best leader

We will find you the best leader

Founded in 2001, Focus Search Partners (FSP) was acquired by Vaco in 2014 to lead Vaco’s efforts in executive search services, creating the largest, most powerful leadership talent network across the globe. Focus Search Partners specializes in matching high-caliber board members, officers, executives, or senior-level individuals with top organizations in the following industries:

  • Business services
    • We place exceptional leaders across a variety of business services – including digital marketing, call service or digital transfer solutions, sales acceleration technology, sales development transformation, outsourced cloud or IT services, hosting or information services – to help businesses meet the evolving needs of market innovation.
  • Consumer – Restaurant, Retail
    • We help clients from traditional package goods and grocery to the latest in organic foods and retail place top executives in supplier or operational roles.
  • Energy
    • From oil or gas to renewable sources like wind or solar to next-generation technology, Focus Search Partners brings native executive digital talent to upskill existing teams or build new digitally enabled businesses to further the sectors working to preserve the environment or fuel the world’s energy.
  • Healthcare services
    • Our executive recruiters, who are veterans themselves of the healthcare industry, work tirelessly to stay connected to the rising starts and performing veterans of the sector to bring you the most highly skilled, effective leadership talent from board positions or senior-level execs or offices.
  • Private Equity
    • Dedicated to meeting your shareholder’s objectives, Focus Search Partners leverages long-standing relationships and deep connections to bring you the right executive talent at the right time to continue our contribution in helping to build billions in market value in emerging, established markets worldwide for our clients.
  • Technology
    • Leveraging our diverse pool of dynamic, innovative talent inspiring technology evolution and growth, we bring the highest impact executives, board members, or senior-level managers, as well as proven investors, to our clients spanning from emerging technology to global 500 tech companies.

Our diverse pool of exception leadership talent is full of candidates that are accomplished in their respective fields, ready for a change of scenery, and are just as serious about finding a good fit as you are.

Big-Picture Leadership Guidance 
FSP’s industry-savvy recruitment teams give you more than a stack of resumes and CVs. They provide updated market data, valuable compensation guidance and interview/assessment coaching to help your decision-makers arrive at hiring conclusions they won’t second-guess. Learn more about our executive search recruitment services.

Top Talent 
Vaco is an uncommon company known for attracting uncommon talent. Our approach puts us in touch with some of the most sought-after executive-level leadership from around the country, so you get the best of the best right when they’re ready to sink their teeth into something new. Focus Search Partners provides recruitment services for the following roles:

  • Board Members
    • Focus Search Partners will help you find industry leaders to help advise your business strategy and propel your organization’s growth. As your partner, we are just as dedicated to your values as you are, so we won’t bring you just any candidate. We will make sure to find you the right leader that aligns with your business objectives, aids you in times of resource fatigue and fits in with your culture, but also brings a new perspective.
  • C-Suite Officers
    • From CEOs or COOs to CIOS or CTOs, and beyond, Focus Search Partners will consult with you, assessing the needs of the business, to deliver the most competent and intellectual leadership talent that will drive the business forward. Our targeted, recruitment strategies are designed to scale the organization, ensuring any candidate we present is ready to make a positive impact immediately.
  • Senior Level Executives or Upper Management
    • We have deep connections to rising leadership talent and proven industry veterans. We keep our connections fresh and stay on top of the game-changing talent in the industry making sure we know the best of the best. Focus Search Partners will work with you to assess your management needs and deliver highly skilled, innovative leadership talent from SVPs to VPs or mid-level management. We have 18 years’ experience placing leadership candidates in key functional areas in for technology, healthcare services, consumer, restaurant & retail, business services, as well as energy industries across the globe.