Ventura Partners


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.


Ventura Partners Lands New CEO for Boa Technology

Executive search firm Ventura Partners has recruited Shawn Neville as chief executive officer of Boa Technology Inc. Bob Damon, a partner at Ventura, led the assignment. Mr. Neville joins Boa following his tenure as CEO and chairman of the footwear company Aerosoles Group. He began his career at Procter & Gamble and Visa USA. His career

Ventura Partners Recruits President for Zildjian

Executive search firm Ventura Partners has recruited John Stephans as president of the Zildjian Company. He will report directly to chief executive officer Craigie Zildjian. Bob Damon, a partner at Ventura, led the assignment. Mr. Stephans is the former CEO of IdeaPaint. Earlier in his career, he held a series of senior level marketing and sales positions with Gillette,

Creating a Culture of Collaboration

Oddly enough, LinkedIn has been embraced by search firms even as it threatens them. The dirty little secret in the search business is that LinkedIn has made most proprietary databases somewhat redundant. But while LinkedIn has disintermediated and demystified initial candidate identification, it has also accelerated the recruitment process. And it has actually opened up the possibility

Ventura Appoints Bob Damon As Partner

Executive search firm Ventura Partners has named Bob Damon as a partner in its Beverly Hills office. With more than 30 years of executive search experience, Mr. Damon has been a senior strategist recruiting for boards and C-suite executives on organization and talent management issues. He has consulted and found top-tier talent for every industry including many of the