Focus Search Partners Welcomes Paul Lucero

NASHVILLE, TN – Focus Search Partners, A Vaco Company, today announced that Paul Lucero has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Lucero joins Focus Search from joins Focus Search Partners from Cisco Systems where he served as the lead Executive Talent Acquisition Leader for the Americas.  Since 2014, Paul has led executive searches in Sales, Marketing, Collaboration and Customer Experience Services throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America.  Lucero brings to Focus Search Partners a deep understanding of internal client hiring processes, a reputation for closing difficult search assignments and building succession planning programs.

“Paul is known for bringing innovative solutions to clients that drive attraction, retention, engagement, and performance, leading to business success,” said Adam Charlson, Managing Partner of Focus Search. Paul Frankenberg, Founder of Focus Search Partners, echoed these sentiments saying, “He helps clients to execute strategies that focus on how to best source, engage, develop, reward and retain top talent. Paul has a strong background in technology, and we know he will be an asset to the firm.”

Prior to joining Cisco in 2014, Paul was the Managing Partner of P&L Consulting, LLC, an executive search provider focused on the enterprise software industry.  P&L Consulting, LLC  was a recognized Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) and member of the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Paul has completed executive search assignments across sales, marketing and business development roles at leading software companies such as SAP, McAfee, VMware as well as numerous early stage software providers. Paul also served as a strategic advisor to several startups.  Prior to creating P&L Consulting, Paul managed Sales Recruiting for i2 Technologies  and was Director of Talent Solutions at Hudson Global Resources.

About Focus Search Partners, a Vaco Company

Founded in 2001, Focus Search Partners was acquired by Vaco in 2014 to become the retained executive search division of Vaco, a $500M consulting and strategic solutions firm. With 35+ team members and 13 partners across nine states, Focus Search Partners specializes in building teams to grow companies, focusing on recruiting board members, executives and senior-level individuals.  For more information, visit

About Vaco

Vaco provides boutique level service with global reach in the areas of executive search, consulting, permanent placement and strategic staffing. Vaco has become a premier talent & solutions firm by attracting, developing and retaining the strongest players in the industry for their entire careers, so they are available to serve clients, candidates and consultants for the duration of theirs. Since its founding in 2002, Vaco has grown to serve more than 40 markets across the globe, 800+ employees, 4,300 consultants and $500M in revenue. Vaco has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 12 years and was recently named to Forbes’ 2018 List of America’s Best Recruiting Firms. To learn more, visit