Executive Search Firm


August Venture Talent was born in L.A.
but we are on a mission that will take us around the world as we help companies change the world.

Expansive Sourcing and Search Throughout North America...and Now the World!

For two decades, our Managing Partner, Donna White, has conducted searches across North America (and sometimes beyond) whether helping companies on various parts of the continent recruit within their local markets or helping them identify candidates in other markets for relocation. We understand the nuances and complexities of recruiting cross-regionally and are equipped to help companies do this successfully while avoiding the pitfalls.

Southern California

We have deep experience in the Los Angeles and Southern California markets, with intimate knowledge of the diverse communities and industries that make up this region. We’ve been tracking the local startup ecosystem since the dot-com days.

AVT is perfectly positioned to support the multifaceted hiring needs of the exciting new companies emerging on the scene and the explosive growth in LA Tech. Our nationwide recruiting expertise will give our Southern California based clients competitive advantage in expanding their reach as the local entrepreneurial and tech talent pools become stretched thin or inflated by the increasing demand.

San Francisco and Silicon Valley

San Francisco and Silicon Valley have long been familiar territory. We believe that the value we can bring to clients in this market is a fresh perspective outside of Northern California, yet with the ability to recruit both within that market and to use our expertise and connections to bring in fresh talent from other regions.


As new startup hubs develop and other startups are launched outside of the hubs, we have our eye on the exciting developments in the Midwest in places like Chicago and Detroit, with the intention of establishing a Chicago-based office in the near future. Meanwhile, as a native Midwesterner, our Managing Partner’s extensive nationwide recruiting experience, combined with contacts within the Chicago investment and entrepreneurial communities, and expertise in recruiting for startups, growth companies and turnarounds, make us a compelling choice as a recruiting partner for the hiring needs of Midwestern companies.

New York

NYC is on our target list of future office locations. We are enamored with the unique and vibrant startup scene in this great city and have made many valuable connections and friends over the years.

Austin, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Seattle, Toronto, and beyond…

These are cities with which we have experience and contacts and where there are developments in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of great interest to us.


Recent projects have resulted in hires in Australia, Poland and the United Kingdom, involving sourcing and interviews throughout Europe, as well as South America and Dubai. We discovered that our expansive and thorough recruiting process and cultural sensitivity translate well in engaging candidates throughout the world.

Every company needs great leaders and executives to guide it. Come talk to us and we’ll help you find yours.