About Us

Ventura Partners is an executive search firm with particular depth in recruiting senior leadership talent for private equity-owned and owner/founder-run companies, and sports management. We specifically specialize in recruiting CFO’s for private equity-owned companies, across all industries; C-level executives for Consumer and Retail companies with particular emphasis on the Action Sports and Outdoor Lifestyle categories; and Directors of Athletics, Coaches, and Administrators in professional sports organizations, colleges, and universities.

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Our managing partners spent over 100+ years combined working inside the world’s largest executive search firms.  When we started, listening to clients describe their problems and their aspirations was the foundation of our work.  We were taught to listen, to probe, to help define, and to enlighten, creating a pathway with our experience and guiding our clients as we accessed the market for world-class talent on their behalf.  Solving those problems and helping achieve those aspirations by recruiting the best of the best for our clients was our mission – our singular focus – and the basis of our partnership with those we served.

In the last 20 years, executive search firms, in the rush to drive revenue, have defaulted on the interest of partnership.  These arms-length service providers, their senior consultants little more than salespeople, pitch a grab bag of “solutions” designed to solve your problems before you can even describe them.  Small and mid-size companies get less and less attention as senior consultants, in the rush to sell bigger and bigger deals, hand off critical projects to junior consultants.  Without the benefit of experience and insight, searches take longer and come to disappointing ends.

At Ventura Partners, we have a passion for our work. We listen, we probe, we help you define your needs and goals, and we do our best to enlighten and consult, sharing our knowledge and guiding you every step of the way as we access the market for world-class talent. We are a highly specialized firm, offering a small number of targeted services into a specific clientele. When we enter into a relationship, we are fully committed and you have our full attention. We are your partners, and you are our purpose.

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
Industries
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Private Equity
  • Retail
  • Sports
Functions
  • CEO/President
  • Finance/Accounting

News Briefings

Ventura Partners Places Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Penn State

Universities have been turning to search firms in droves to fill their top coaching vacancies. Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has tackled the latest search, recruiting Carolyn Kieger as the sixth head coach of the women’s basketball program at Penn State University. After 12 seasons, the program elected to move on from coach Coquese Washington. Partner Chad Chatlos led

Ventura Partners Selected by Penn State to Find Next Women’s Head Basketball Coach

Universities continue to turn to search firms to fill their top coaching vacancies. Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been chosen to lead the search for the next women’s head basketball coach at Penn State University. After 12 seasons, the program elected to move on from coach Coquese Washington. Partner Chad Chatlos will spearhead the nationwide search for Ventura

Ventura Partners Seeks Football Coach for Kansas State University

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been chosen to lead the search for Kansas State University’s next football coach. This week, Bill Snyder, the winningest coach in the school’s history, announced his retirement after 27 seasons, and one previous retirement. Partner Chad Chatlos will spearhead the nationwide search for Ventura Partners. Mr. Snyder, 79, leaves

With Hiring in Full Swing, Job Seekers Remain in Control

Low unemployment and high demand for talent is feeding a recruiting environment where job seekers and new employees are more and more in control. CareerBuilder and SilkRoad have released the results of a new joint survey identifying job seekers’ and new employees’ expectations for hiring and onboarding. It is eye opening to say the least. Candidates today have higher