Executive Search Firm

August Venture Talent

Ventureˈven(t)SHər:a risky or daring journey or undertaking.

We specialize in the unique hiring needs of entrepreneurial businesses, especially for leadership and executive roles. Our proven expertise matched with genuine passion for your success ensures the best possible results. Let us help you build an extraordinary team, one hire at a time.


Our breathtaking competence and proven process means you can rest assured that you’re bringing aboard the best possible talent for your culture and goals. No drama. No wasted time. Just stunning results.

“We’ve had an excellent experience working with Donna. She completed a very successful CFO search for us, and the results were phenomenal.”

 “Amazing work yet again. So appreciate how much support and diligence we get on your work for us…worth every penny!”   

–Aaron Klein, Co-founder/Former CEO, Nitrogen (Riskalyze)

Completed Engagements: CTO, CMO, CFO, SVP Engineering, VP Customer Success, VP Product


While we excel at identifying and attracting growth-focused leaders, we’ve facilitated hires from C-level to mid-level, technical and nontechnical. —5 continents, 7 countries, countless cities–


Our versatility means that as your company grows, you can trust us with multiple hiring needs whether at the executive, mid-management or individual contributor level. Our in-depth understanding of your mission and culture will assure consistency as you add high caliber, values-aligned team members uniquely suited to the demands and challenges of growth.

Get ready to be impressed!

“The best recruiter I have ever worked with.” –Mac Bartine, Smartria® CEO

Some proof:

  • 100% retained search completion!
  • High repeat client rate: 84% return for additional hires
  • High retention rate: 100% of VP and C-level hires still with the company after two years; 87.5% of total hires still with the company after two years; 100% of hires still with the company after one year
  • Extremely high offer acceptance: only 2 offers declined within the past 10 years

Highlighted Accomplishment:

Welcoming David Coyle, Our New Chief Revenue Officer, To Smartria®

September 23, 2023 (Click above link for press release.)


Lets have an exploratory conversation!  Click here to contact CEO Donna White on LinkedIn




AVT was born out of a vision for helping entrepreneurial leaders build great businesses. Devoting ourselves to the success of these businesses is more than our life’s work; it’s an obsession.

What We Do


Great hiring is part science, part art. Our consistent success can certainly be traced back to rigor and tenacity, but what really sets us apart is a creative spark — keen insight that leads to solutions that others miss.



We are relentless in the thoroughness of our process, our insistence on excellence and our never-say-die attitude. We always succeed in finding the right hire because we never quit.

Who We Are

If you want to partner with an executive search firm that will help you hire the exceptional, let’s start the conversation.