- Office: Focus Search Partners - Houston
- Location: Houston, U.S.A.
Based in Houston, Jen Sudduth serves as a Managing Director of FOCUS Search Partners, the retained executive search division of Vaco (a $550M private equity owned strategic talent acquisitions firm). Jen has over 15 years’ experience in recruiting, and over 20 years within the Information Technology industry. Her expertise and talent networks include Information Technology, Managed Services, Energy, and Manufacturing / Industrial. She has placed mid and executive level leaders with both early stage, fast growth companies, as well a publicly traded, billion dollar corporations. Jen also specializes in helping investment firms find integral talent who can drive growth within their portfolio companies.
Before coming to Taylor Winfield (acquired by FSP), Jen was the Director of Talent for Enaxis Consulting, a management consulting firm, where she focused on hiring, training, talent management and employee engagement. The firm focused on strategic IT consulting within the energy industry. She contributed to the tremendous growth of the company, helping them triple in size in just over three years.
Jen received a BS in Psychology from Texas Christian University and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). She serves on the board of the Houston Association for Corporate Growth, and is the current Chair of the TCU Alumni Business Association.
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.
- Office: Focus Search Partners - San Fransico
- Location: San Francisco / U.S.A.
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.