About Us

About Us


Search Consultant

Contact Donna at: donnawhite@dingman.com
Phone: 805 778-1777 x 10

Donna White served for several years as Vice President with The Dingman Company and continues to serve as an ad hoc partner for select searches. Her strong commitment to supporting organizations that challenge the status quo and transform industries led to founding August Venture Talent, a boutique executive search firm that specializes in entrepreneurial and turnaround situations.

Donna has delivered impressive results for over two decades as an executive search consultant for a broad range of projects, both as a team member with boutique firms and as a solo practitioner. Deep expertise in her field and understanding of organizations and the marketplace, combined with rare perception and keen intellect allow her to manage even the most complex recruiting challenges with dexterity. Clients express appreciation for Donna’s high integrity, exceptional communication and winsome representation of their organizations. Her professionalism and personal warmth make the search process an enjoyable experience for all involved.

Donna is an Illinois native who moved to Southern California as a young adult. She worked full-time progressing through roles in corporate Human Resources while earning a B.S., Management at Pepperdine University. Later, she earned a Master of Divinity degree with Fuller Theological Seminary and worked with faith-based nonprofits. She is married to Mark and mom to four, ranging from teens to college students —five if you count Murphy, the family dog. Donna enjoys travel, stimulating conversation, a good read, walks on the beach and all things nature. Future aspirations as she approaches the empty-nest stage include serving energetically on nonprofit boards.

Master of Divinity
Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, California

Bachelor of Science, Management
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California