Our Team

Bill Bardani

Managing Partner

Bill is a former PwC CPA who founded Vision Search Partners in 2000. He provides overall leadership and strategic direction to the business while nurturing many of the firm’s long-standing client relationships. He has been instrumental in the development of the firm’s Knowledge Network programs. More recently, Bill helped to launch the firm’s interim and project-based staffing service offering. Bill’s high-touch, qualitative approach has allowed him to thrive for over twenty years in the highly competitive and volatile search industry.

Matt McMahon


Matt joined Vision Search Partners in 2002. He leads C-Level searches for VSP’s emerging and mid-market clients and helps larger companies find functional leaders within accounting, finance, audit, treasury and tax. Matt’s extensive professional network allows him to introduce full slates of candidates quickly, often within the first ten days of a search. He is skilled at managing complex search assignments and at establishing alignment between candidates and clients. Prior to VSP, Matt served as a corpsman for a Marine Corps infantry platoon. Matt coordinates Toys for Tots collection for the town of Wilton, Connecticut.

Rick Champagne


Rick Champagne joined Vision Search Partners in 2014 after spending twenty years as a founding Principal at Koll-Fairfield L.LC. Rick serves as a trusted talent acquisition partner to companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 10 and, over the years, has placed hundreds of financial professionals in executive roles as well as leadership roles in financial reporting, accounting policy, tax, treasury, internal audit and financial planning & analysis. In addition to his work in the Northeast, Rick has placed dozens of divisional financial executives throughout the United States.

Christine Adonetti

Director, Recruiting

Christine joined Vision Search Partners in 2014 and is responsible for the firm’s candidate development initiatives. She researches and identifies prospective candidates for searches, enabling the firm to present the most qualified and highly sought-after candidates in the marketplace. Prior to joining Vision Search Partners, Christine was retained by a $4 billion global industry leader to staff corporate and commercial functions. She also launched a highly regarded and successful boutique staffing firm that placed mid-career to executive level professionals in various corporate disciplines.

Carolyn Bardani

VP, Operations

Carolyn joined Vision Search Partners in 2014 and is responsible for firm operations including financial, technology and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Vision Search Partners, Carolyn was the Chief Information Security Officer at GE. As CISO, she provided leadership, management and strategic direction for the global GE information security program. Prior to GE, Carolyn spent eight years in information technology leadership positions of increasing responsibility with PepsiCo and a technology start-up. She left GE in 2007 to start a family.

Frank Jones

Senior Advisor

Frank advises Vision Search Partners on various growth-related initiatives. He has over three decades of search experience, having most recently served as Chairman and Founder of Jones Management, a nationwide executive search firm. Prior to entering the search industry, Frank spent eleven years with PwC as a staff recruitment manager in the New York office and as a senior audit manager. Having always enjoyed technology, Frank co-founded GCInfoTech in 2003, an IT solutions company which provides enterprise IT services including cloud computing, data backup and network support.