Vaco Acquires Focus Search Partners

Vaco Acquires Focus Search Partners blog post

Vaco, a Nashville-based consulting and strategic talent acquisition firm, has acquired Focus Search Partners (Focus Search), a leading retained executive search firm. The Focus Search team has completed more than 700 search assignments and specializes in recruiting board members and executives for venture capital and private equity-backed companies. As a result of this acquisition, all members of Focus Search will continue to work with the firm.

Now doing business as Focus Search Partners, A Vaco Company, the firm will expand the services offered by Vaco’s 27 offices nationwide.

“Joining the Vaco team provides Focus Search with exceptional resources to serve our customers with market depth and national reach. With Vaco, we can match — even exceed — the reach of other national search firms while remaining fully committed to providing boutique-level client service. Plus, the Vaco story aligns well with our growth-oriented clients. In 11 years of business, Vaco has been on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies seven times and their CEO is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ award recipient. Focus Search and Vaco will continue to be an exceptional resource to our clients,” managing partner Paul Frankenberg said.

About Vaco Nashville, LLC

Vaco is celebrating 11 years of client service. Additionally, the company has been named on the Inc 5000 for the last seven years. Further, Vaco is dedicated to developing long-term relationships, life-long careers and creative client solutions. For more information about Vaco, visit us at

About Focus Search Partners, A Vaco Company

Focus Search Partners, A Vaco Company, is a nationally recognized executive search firm. Founded in Nashville, TN in 2001. Additionally, Focus Search operates with team members located in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Nashville and New Jersey.



Paul Frankenberg
Founder and Managing Partner
FOCUS Search Partners, LLC
5410 Maryland Way, Suite #460
Brentwood, TN 37027
Office: 615-301-4041