Leading retained executive search firm, Focus Search Partners, A Vaco Company (FSP), announced today that it has acquired the Dallas, Texas-based executive search firm, Taylor Winfield. With the acquisition of Taylor Winfield, FSP gains a talented team of professionals who all have enterprise operating experience across multiple industries, including internet/digital media, technology/SaaS software, consumer/retail/ foodservice and business services. This complements FSP's deep expertise in executive recruiting for venture capital and private equity-backed and publicly-traded healthcare and technology organizations.

"Growth alone is not the goal," says Paul Frankenberg, FSP Founder and Managing Partner. "FSP's mantra is 'Culture, Team and Firm,' and these ideas are at the center of the people we hire, the collaboration we drive and the client service we deliver. As traditional firms are watering down their business with competing services, FSP and Taylor Winfieldclients can expect the same boutique-level service with an expanded network."

"Taylor Winfield also brings one of the most successful executives in the industry, Connie Adair, to the ever-growing FSP team. At the forefront of executive search, Adair has led Taylor Winfield in increasing annual revenues by an average of 26 percent consistently over the last four years. Adding her team's combined 100+ years of experience will be important to FSP's future success."

"As executive search continues to evolve and human capital remains the number one differentiator for successful companies, this is the right time for Taylor Winfield to join FSP and Vaco," said Connie Adair, CEO of Taylor Winfield. "Taylor Winfield has been courted many times, but we found Paul and the FSP team to be the right fit, as our philosophy and cultures are so aligned."

As a Vaco company, FSP is the only private equity-backed retained executive search firm in the country. Taylor Winfieldis FSP's second acquisition since the purchase of Charlson Partners in March 2016. With offices in Nashville, Raleigh-Durham, Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and Colorado Springs, FSP has the combination of industry expertise, functional discipline and geographic presence to address the most critical and strategic search needs.

"Taylor Winfield's professionalism, influence and deep industry knowledge will be essential in continuing to grow Focus Search Partners' reach," said Vaco Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Brian Waller. "Connie and her team of committed professionals are a natural fit with FSP and the entire Vaco family. Simply put, they are among the best in the business."

SOURCE: Press release