About Us

Based in the Silicon Valley, Emory Search is a national specialized technology retained executive search firm partnering with venture capitalists and technology founders for more than 20 years.

Our Founder, Teague Splaine is nationally recognized as an industry leader in recruiting senior investment professionals to early and late-stage venture capital investment firms. He has more than 10 years experience partnering with investors and technology investment firms, advising them and recruiting the industry’s next generation of Partners and General Partners. Emory is widely considered to be the trusted strategic advisor to many of the top tier venture capital and private equity firms, especially amongst new and entrepreneurial venture capital platforms.

We also specialize in recruiting go-to-market C and VP-level executive leadership for enterprise B2B companies specifically in enterprise software, security, DevOps, and fintech.


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C-level recruiting requires more than just posting to job boards and reviewing resumes. It is a complex and personal process that requires deep-seated industry knowledge and a relentless passion for identifying and attracting the most sought-after leaders in the market. We establish long-term partnerships with each client and candidate that we cross paths with, and these relationships allow us to match the perfect leader to the right organization every time.

Solutions And Expertise

We have established ourselves as a trusted source of top talent and leadership coaching across leading venture capital funds and enterprise technology sectors. Our nuanced approach allows us to build out competitive leadership teams for our Venture Capital and Security & Infrastructure clients.

  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • GTM Leadership
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Succession Planning
  • Venture Capital Advisors
  • AI
  • Computer Software/SAAS
  • Cybersecurity
  • DevOps
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • High Tech
  • Infrastructure Software
  • Machine Learning
  • Private Equity
  • Software
  • Venture Capital
  • CEO/President
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Venture Capital Partner & General Partner

News Briefings

A Look at How the New Rule Banning Noncompete Clauses Could Affect Recruiting Firms

On April 23, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a new rule that bans non-compete clauses for workers across all industries, with limited exceptions. The rule will prohibit most employee non-compete agreements with retroactive effect, except existing non-compete provisions. The rule also requires employers to notify workers, including former employees, that the non-compete clauses are no longer in