Focus Search Partners - Southern California

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  • Office: Focus Search Partners - Southern California
  • Location: Southern California, U.S.
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Steve serves as the Managing Director, Global Technology and CFO Practices with FOCUS Search Partners.  Steve focuses his practice on finding professionals with expertise in the space/frontier technology, enterprise software, cyber security, cloud and specific consumer sectors. He is functionally focused on chief executives, financial officers, general managers, engineering leaders, sales, marketing, human resources and operations executives as well as board directors for clients that include venture capital and private equity–backed portfolio companies as well as publicly held organizations. Steve is often retained by both private and publicly held companies, where in addition to leading successful search engagements, he works closely with the CEO’s on human capital planning and overall strategy for clients. The strategy engagements include planning for company acquisition integration, succession planning and corporate culture driving productivity among other areas.

As an executive search partner, Steve has successfully led more than 300 executive search engagements during the course of his career, and as a result, he has become a trusted advisor to senior executives and key decision-makers. As a corporate executive, he led global HR and cross-functional teams, oversaw large merger integration between companies and was a member of an Executive Leadership Board for a 20,000-person company overseeing all operating functions. Steve has had the great fortune of learning from some of the most talented executives in the world. His clients during the past 20 years include a wide array of technology sectors including software, space technology and cyber security as well as consumer product companies including high end recreational vehicles. Additionally, Steve leads CFO and other financial officer searches across industry practice groups.

Throughout his career, Steve worked in-house in various leadership roles at companies such as Apple in their headquarters in Cupertino, California, where he led numerous senior-level searches as well as SpaceX where he led talent acquisition. Earlier, he co-founded an executive search firm in partnership with a venture capital firm with offices in the Bay Area and Boston, focused on technology start-ups. Additionally, Steve served as Associate Director in the Silicon Valley office of Heidrick & Struggles, where he led a team of 30 associates.

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  • Office: Focus Search Partners - Southern California
  • Location: Southern Claifornia, United States
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Ann is a Managing Director at Focus Search Partners where she brings over twenty-five years of technology market experience building winning teams across the technology spectrum at service providers, hardware, and software firms.

An experienced C-level executive, Ann knows first-hand how team dynamics can make or break a company: she has lived both outcomes. Finding the right candidate means taking a deep dive into her client’s business: the industry, market position and company culture. She works tirelessly to recruit and place leaders with the character, passion and experience suited to each opportunity.

Beyond functional needs, Ann excels at recognizing and matching behavioral traits that will prove successful and has expertise in building a balance of skill sets and personalities at all levels to optimize results within the organization. Having the unique operating experience of directing sales and marketing for a large enterprise, running a company as the CEO, taking a company through an IPO, and selling several, Ann’s understanding of leadership and organizational structure propels her to be an invaluable asset to her clients as she applies that knowledge base to their recruiting needs. Ann has conducted assignments across a broad spectrum of industries serving consumer and enterprise clients in marketplaces, martech, gaming, IT Infrastructure, SaaS and energy, both publicly-traded and privately-held, as well as in select non-profit organizations.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Ann is based in Focus Search Partners’ Silicon Valley office. She currently serves and has served on the advisory boards of several privately-held companies and on non-profit boards. She is also a member of Penrhyn International, upholding the best standards of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

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Focus Search Partners (FSP) is a leading retained executive search firm. We place company-transforming executives in key functional areas for technology, healthcare services, consumer, restaurant & retail, business services and energy industries. Our clients span publicly-traded, venture capital and private equity-backed companies in emerging and established markets worldwide.

High-touch and collaborative, we take a focused, strategic approach to talent management providing comprehensive solutions that span the organization – from boardroom and C-suite to mid-level management. Our talented team of search professionals brings years of recruiting and operational experience, and proven success in multiple industries, across all functional disciplines.High-touch and collaborative, we take a focused, strategic approach to talent management providing comprehensive solutions that span the organization – from boardroom and C-suite to mid-level management. Our talented team of search professionals brings years of recruiting and operational experience, and proven success in multiple industries, across all functional disciplines.

Always looking forward, FSP is known for recognizing and recruiting emerging and proven talent and connecting companies with top players in parallel industries to bring a fresh perspective to the table. We are continually communicating with rising stars as well as veteran proven performers, which results in faster talent identification than our larger competitors.
With offices in Nashville, Dallas, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco and Southern California, Focus Search Partners has the combination of industry expertise, functional discipline and geographic presence to address the most critical and strategic search needs.

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