Based in Dallas, Lynn is a high-energy retained executive search professional focused on results.
Her deep operational background gives her an edge in understanding an organization’s needs, enabling her to quickly ramp C-suite searches for her clients as well as build entire teams across every function within the enterprise. Known for her ability to read past the resume to go deeper in making impactful and successful matches, Lynn’s clients view her as an engaged partner in their business.
Lynn focuses on several industries including software, ecommerce, fintech, healthcare, and manufacturing clients. In addition to her C-suite level placements, she leads FSP’s mid-tier practice, SCALE. A partner in Penrhyn International, Lynn also has broad experience in global markets having completed searches in Latin America, Canada, China, and EMEA.
Lynn joined Focus Search Partners as part of the 2017 acquisition of Taylor Winfield where she served as Managing Director. Prior to that, Lynn served as Global Vice President, Customer Care and Professional Services for Tidal Software where she grew revenues significantly with Fortune 1000 customers and was instrumental in positioning the company for its sale to Cisco Systems. Lynn’s background also includes operations, business development and logistics experience in software services, oil and gas, and manufacturing companies. Lynn holds a bachelor of arts degree from Kean University in Union, New Jersey.
Paul Frankenberg is the Founder and Managing Partner of Focus Search Partners, LLC, a nationally prominent retained executive search firm.Paul Frankenberg is the Founder and Managing Partner of Focus Search Partners, LLC, a nationally prominent retained executive search firm.
During his fifteen-year career, Paul has completed more than 600 corporate executive, senior management and board of director search assignments within the healthcare industry. Prior to establishing Focus Search Partners, he began his career witha top ten executive search firm in Atlanta, Georgia.
An active community member, Paul serves on the Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management Alumni Board and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Board. Paul is a founding officer of Owen’s Healthcare Alumni Board and the Children’s Hospital Champions Board. Additionally, Paul is involved with the Nashville Health Care Council, Leadership Health Care and the American Heart Association.
Paul is a published writer and guest speaker on leadership, executive development, entrepreneurship and recruiting industry topics.
He holds degrees from the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University.
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Adam Charlson serves as Managing Partner of Focus Search Partners.
As Co-Leader of Vaco’s retained executive search division, Adam has been tasked with growing the firm and its newly created technology practice. Adam came to Focus and Vaco as a result of the acquisition of his firm, Charlson Partners.Adam Charlson serves as Managing Partner of Focus Search Partners. As Co-Leader of Vaco’s retained executive search division, Adam has been tasked with growing the firm and its newly created technology practice. Adam came to Focus and Vaco as a result of the acquisition of his firm, Charlson Partners.
Prior to the acquisition of Charlson Partners, Adam spent two years building his firm, which successfully served some of the largest publicly traded companies in technology, as well as the most respected private equity and venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Over a two-year period, Adam took Charlson Partners from an idea to a multi million-dollar firm with offices in Northern and Southern California, as well as Austin and Chicago.
The foundation of Adam’s executive search career has been built on 20 years of experience with firms like Korn/Ferry and Spencer Stuart. Over the course of Adam’s career, he has recruited senior leaders for such organizations as Adobe Systems, Cisco Systems, Convergys, DataPipe, FICO, Google, HP, Infor Global Solutions, Microsoft, PayPal, Salesforce.com, SAP, and Splunk, to name a few. Adam is also one of the search industry’s market leaders in “Big Data” and Data Officer/Data Science assignments, having authored the definitive white paper on the topic.
Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ohio University.