Andy Olson

Managing Partner

Andy has led engagements across the country, recruiting executives and leaders cross-functionally for both public and privately held organizations, family-owned businesses, and private equity companies.

Prior to his career in recruiting, Andy spent 15 years in leadership roles in Product Management and Marketing in a global industrial public company, a privately held CPG business headquartered in Germany, and a high-growth small business in the safety industry. This experience gives Andy a unique client-side perspective as well as a strong understanding of candidate skillsets across a variety of business functions, which he brings to every search.

Andy joined Focus Search Partners in 2022 after the acquisition of Brad Martin & Associates, a Minneapolis-based boutique retained search firm founded by his father in which he was a Principal.

Andy graduated cum laude from TCU in Fort Worth, TX with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Andy, his wife, Cassie, and son, Teddy, live in the Minneapolis area. In his free time, he enjoys travel, golf, and good restaurants.