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Aventine Hill Joins the Vaco Family


Aventine Hill Joins the Vaco Family

NASHVILLE, TN, Monday February 18, 2019 – Vaco, a global talent & solutions firm, announces the acquisition of Aventine Hill Partners (AHP), San Antonio’s premier advisory, consulting and executive search firm. The acquisition formally extends AHP’s reach into Texas and significantly expands both companies’ talent and solutions offerings. Now, more than 10,000 clients across a diverse set of industries will have the solutions their businesses need to succeed.

Vaco has a long-standing commitment to Texas, entering the Dallas market in July 2006. Since that time Vaco’s Texas reach has been steadily expanding. Today the 16-year-old Nashville-based company has a strong Texas presence with offices in Dallas, Houston, Austin and now, San Antonio. The addition of Aventine Hill furthers Vaco’s ability to 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. Helping people to succeed helps companies to succeed. As San Antonio’s largest regional professional services firm, AHP is poised to add hundreds of clients to Vaco’s already established client portfolio.

“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 our Texas markets will benefit.”

No AHP leadership or executive changes are expected as a result of this acquisition. Beth Hair continues as President of AHP and will work closely with Leslie Hector, Executive Partner for Vaco’s Texas operations.

“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.” 

“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 increases 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. We provide our clients C-Level Advisory; Consulting; Interim & Project Solutions; and Executive Search in the areas of Accounting & Finance; Business & Technology; and Risk & Compliance. We are a leader because we approach serving clients, consultants, and candidates in a way that achieves the highest quality outcomes without compromise. Our commitment to people we interact with, coupled with our methodology of uncompromising quality, is our differentiator in achieving results for our clients.

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