Vaco Acquires Aventine Hill Partners – San Antonio’s Premier Advisory, Consulting and Executive Search Firm

Strategic Purchase Marks Vaco's Second Acquisition in As Many Months and Key Piece to Texas Expansion Plan

Vaco Acquires Aventine Hill Partners - San Antonio's Premier Advisory, Consulting and Executive Search Firm

Vaco, a global talent & solutions firm, announces the acquisition of Aventine Hill Partners (AHP), San Antonio’s premier advisory, consulting and executive search firm through an agreement that closed on February 15, 2019. Together, Vaco and AHP will form a powerhouse that provides talent and solutions across a diverse set of industries to more than 10,000 clients globally.

Vaco’s Texas reach has been steadily expanding since July 2006 when Vaco launched in the Dallas market. The 16-year-old Nashville-based company now has a strong Texas presence with offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin. The addition of Aventine Hill furthers Vaco’s expansion to now serve more than 40 markets across the globe.

In 2009, Aventine Hill was founded with an unwavering commitment to helping clients succeed by improving business operations and profitability while simultaneously advancing the careers of their people. As San Antonio’s largest regional professional services firm, AHP is poised to add hundreds of clients and candidates to Vaco’s already established client portfolio.

There will be no leadership or executive changes as a result of this acquisition. Beth Hair will continue on as President of AHP and will work closely with Leslie Hector, Executive Partner for Vaco’s operations in Texas.

“We are on a passionate pursuit to find and partner with firms who share Vaco’s hunger for helping clients, candidates, and consultants,” said Jerry Bostelman, Vaco Co-Founder, and CEO.  “The moment we met Beth and her team we knew we found something special. Our cultural and strategic alignment is in lock-step, and I believe together we will be an unstoppable force.”

“One of the foundations of our success is a commitment to discovering and retaining high-quality talent,” said Beth Hair, Founder, and President of AHP. “We will continue to deliver an exceptional client experience but with Vaco’s greatly expanded network of experts, solutions, and service offerings. San Antonio and all of our Texas markets will benefit.”

“For several years now, we have been impressed with the entrepreneurial spirit and technological expertise Vaco brings to the table,” said Hair. “Without a doubt, our combined services will benefit clients for years to come and advance the careers of our talented team members. Most importantly, together with Vaco, we will accomplish our growth strategies while staying grounded in our servant-leadership values and the long-term success of our clients and consultants.”

Vaco also recently acquired MEBC Global, a Pennsylvania-based consulting firm specializing in supply chain processes, on December 31, 2018. As a testament to Vaco’s aggressive growth strategy, the purchases of MEBC Global and AHP not only expand Vaco’s reach geographically, but also increase its 2019 projected revenue to $650 million.

About Vaco
Vaco provides boutique level service with global reach in the areas of executive search, consulting, permanent placement and strategic staffing. Vaco has become a premier talent & solutions firm by attracting, developing and retaining the strongest players in the industry for their entire careers, so they are available to serve clients, candidates and consultants for the duration of theirs. Since its founding in 2002, Vaco has grown to serve more than 40 markets across the globe, 800+ employees, 4,300 consultants and $500M in revenue. Vaco has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 12 years and was recently named to Forbes’ 2018 List of America’s Best Recruiting Firms. To learn more, visit

About Aventine Hill Partners
Aventine Hill Partners, Inc. ( is a Texas based professional services firm serving Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. AHP provides clients C-Level Advisory; Consulting; Interim & Project Solutions; and Executive Search in the areas of Accounting & Finance; Business & Technology; and Risk & Compliance. AHP is a market leader because approaching clients, consultants, and candidates with a servant-leader mentality helps to achieves the highest quality outcomes without compromise.

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