Executive Search Firm

Clients, Industries & Functions

We can identify exceptional people
for any industry or role.

What do we look for in clients?

August Venture Talent is transitioning. We value the privilege of working with exciting innovators over the years, but find that our best work happens when we work with leaders driven by a compelling mission. Our goal is to become a leading team builder for mission-driven companies. Our ideal client is guided by a passion to transform an industry or a segment of society and is creating a values-centered company culture.

Our Primary Client Base:

We look for clients with a big vision and compelling mission that require teams comprised of the best talent in the market.  These companies are equally committed to creating a culture in which people will thrive both personally and professionally.

Most of our game-changing clients fall within these categories:

Startups & Emerging Growth


New Business Initiatives


With over 20 years of recruitment and executive search expertise, our Managing Partner’s vast experience covers most industries.

Over the past few years AVT’s work has covered industries such as:

  • Ad Tech & Digital Media
  • Blockchain/Cryptocurrency
  • Consumer Internet
  • E-commerce
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare & Healthtech
  • Marketplace/On-Demand Services
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Other industries served over the years include: Automotive, Consumer Products, EdTech, Entertainment, Financial Services, Higher Education, Hospitality & Travel, Professional Services, Kids & Toys, Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Sports

Functional Areas

“Donna really understands startups and has catered very well to our needs.”

Over the course of her career, our Managing Partner has focused on searches at the Director, Vice President and C-level and in most functional areas.

Searches over Past Five Years:

  • Business Development/Sales/Revenue
    • VP Revenue
    • VP Sales
    • Head of Global Business Development
    • Sales Director
    • Regional Business Development Director
  • Finance
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • VP Finance
    • Controller
  • Human Resources/People
    • VP People/Human Resources
    • VP Compensation, BenefitS & HRIS
    • VP Talent Management
    • Director Compensation, Benefits & HRIS
    • Human Resources Director
    • Director of Talent Acquisition
    • Director of Employee Benefits
    • HR Business Partner
  • Marketing
    • VP Marketing
    • Head of Digital Marketing
    • Head of Acquisition
    • Head of Growth
    • Content Marketing Director
    • Social Media Marketing Director
    • SEO Director
    • Head of Communications/Public Relations
  • Operations
    • VP Customer Care
    • VP Customer Success
    • VP Operations
    • General Manager
    • Director Customer Care
    • Director Customer Success
  • Product
    • Head of Product
    • Product Director
    • Senior Product Manager
  • Software & IT
    • Chief Technology Officer
    • Head of Infrastructure
    • IT Director
    • Senior Project Manager
    • Senior Developer/Engineer

Companies We Work With

We’re proud of the success we’ve had with a variety of startups from early- to late-stage, emerging companies, turnarounds and larger firms looking to start a new business initiative. Take a look at a sample of who we’ve helped. We welcome you to join them!

“I had the pleasure of working with Donna on two hiring initiatives…she delivered and exceeded my expectations throughout and beyond the length of the engagement. It was almost like having her as an extension of my company.

Donna really understands startups and catered very well to our needs. One key characteristic was that I felt she was a genuine partner who was really interested in our success. I would not hesitate to work with her again.”

William Mougayar, Founder/CEO Engagio (Now Managing Partner, JM3 Capital/Author of The Business Blockchain)