Focus Search Partners Welcomes Richard D’Antoni

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Retained executive search firm, Focus Search Partners, A Vaco Company, announced today that Richard D’Antoni has joined the firm as Managing Partner of the healthcare practice as well as the private equity practice (across all industry sectors). D’Antoni has more than 20 years of experience in matching high-performing executives with leading healthcare companies, ranging from venture capital and private equity- backed portfolio companies to publicly held organizations. D’Antoni has expertise in a wide array of executive functional positions, including: finance, business development, compliance, sales, marketing, operations, human resources, CEO and board roles.

During his 20+ year operating career, D’Antoni has held CEO, COO, and board member positions and has raised millions in venture capital for early stage healthcare companies. He has participated in three IPO’s and two public company mergers. Currently, he sits on the boards of two healthcare companies and an international non-profit. He spent almost four years mid-career at Korn/Ferry International as a national healthcare partner. In 2002, D’Antoni founded the national healthcare executive search firm D’Antoni Partners, Inc. Over the last 15 years the firm has worked with leading investment sponsors such as Bain, KKR, ABRY, Beecken Petty & O’Keefe & Company, Candescent Partners, HIG Growth, Mainsail, Altamont, Water Street, General Catalyst and many more.

D’Antoni commented, “It is very clear that today, more than ever, there is a need for a broader array of human capital resources to address the leadership issues facing healthcare companies. FSP, with the larger Vaco family, are providing resources to growing companies across the United States. D’Antoni Partners needed to either develop these or join with a likeminded entrepreneurial team. We searched and determined that Paul and the FSP team were the right partners to continue servicing our clients while providing seamless executive search. Vaco’s proven services: interim management, managed services and recruiting provided extended services to support our client’s growth and value creation plans.”

“Richard has an exceptional background operating equity-sponsored healthcare companies as well as providing high quality retained search to investors, board and executive teams. He fits perfectly and his clients and candidates speak highly of their experience with Richard,” said Founder and Managing Partner of Focus Search Partners, A Vaco Company, Paul Frankenberg.

Frankenberg continued, “Focus Search Partners is in the midst of continued growth and expansion. With an internal commitment to ‘Culture, Team and Firm,’ we are attracting exceptional people who are proven in delivering exceptional outcomes and service to our clients. The large firms have taken their eye off the client by trying to offer too many services. With Vaco, Focus Search is uniquely positioned to build teams that grow organizations and Richard is a huge addition to our team.”

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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 $375M 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 32 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 ten years. Vaco is dedicated to developing creative client solutions, long- term relationships and lifelong careers. For more information, visit

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