Focus Search Partners Welcomes Steve Finder

NASHVILLE, TN, Monday, April 10, 2017 – Retained executive search firm, Focus Search Partners, a Vaco Company, announced today that Steve Finder has joined the firm as managing partner of the global technology practice as well as the financial officers practice (across all industry sectors), leading the team and adding new market sectors including additional depth in enterprise software, space/frontier technology and cyber security. Finder has more than 20 years of experience in matching high-performing executives with leading technology companies, ranging from venture capital and private equity-backed portfolio companies to publicly held organizations. Finder has expertise in a wide array of executive functional positions, including: finance, sales, marketing, engineering, general operations, human resources, CEO and board roles.

Finder joins Focus Search Partners with a history of more than 300 successful executive searches, both during his time as a corporate executive at organizations like Apple, SpaceX, PIMCO and Heidrick & Struggles, and as the co-founder of an executive search firm with locations in San Francisco and Boston. Most recently, Finder built the technology practice for the Americas for the retained executive search firm, Allegis Partners.

The addition of Finder follows a year of west coast expansion. Focus Search Partners acquired California-based firm, Charlson Partners, in March 2016, to expand into the technology space.

Steve Finder stated, “Joining a mid-size firm as nimble as Focus Search Partners with the strong resources of its private equity parent company is extremely exciting. Having the flexibility of a boutique search firm with the reach of a mid-size search firm and the resources of a large search firm is a unique situation and will add significant value to my clients. I look forward to helping expand their technology business by leveraging my many years of experience in enterprise software, space/frontier technology, cyber security and consumer product companies.”

“Focus Search Partners is poised for another year of powerful growth. With deep experience in our industry verticals, our team is focused on delivering exceptional outcomes and service to our clients. We are aggressively expanding our firm with a tight filter on recruiting exceptional people and search partners. Steve fits perfectly and his clients and candidates speak highly of their experience with Steve” said Founder and Managing Partner Paul Frankenberg. “Steve’s professionalism and knowledge in the technology sector will be of great benefit to our firm and our clients.”

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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 $350M consulting and strategic solutions firm. We specialize in matching high caliber board members, executives and senior-level individuals with leading Technology and Healthcare Services organizations across the USA. Annually we report our performance outcomes and we continue to lead the industry in delivering quality results to our clients. For more information, visit

About Vaco
Vaco offers consulting, contract and direct hire solutions in the areas of accounting, finance, technology, healthcare, operations and general administration. With more than 30 offices across the nation and beyond, Vaco has been on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for the last nine years. Vaco is dedicated to developing creative client solutions, long-term relationships and lifelong careers. For more information, visit

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