Audrey Shuster is a veteran of the technology industry and has been an executive search consultant for more than 18 years. Her experience and expertise includes SVP and VP positions across the executive suite including human resources, products, professional services, operations, sales, business development and marketing. Audrey joined Vantage Partners in 2005 and brought more than 10 years of previous operational experience in the technology market to the firm.

Her consultative practice has included advising many of the world’s leading public technology firms, as well as numerous private companies, funded by private equity and top-tier venture capital firms. A partial list of public & private clients include: Yahoo!, Sonos, Symantec / VERITAS, Oracle, SAP, HP / Mercury, HP / Palm Computing, 3Com, Intapp, Findly, MarkLogic, MarkMonitor/Thomson Reuters, and Zend Technologies.

Prior to joining Vantage, Audrey was a founding partner at Silicon Search Partners, a boutique executive search firm serving the tech sector. Before her career in executive search, Audrey held key leadership and operational roles that span Sales (direct and OEM), Marketing, Strategic Alliances and Channels with international scope. As an operational lead at Fortune 100 and venture-backed technology firms, she acquired a knowledge base of the tech sector’s most profound needs and requirements for successful outcomes.

Audrey received her bachelors degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Placement Track Record

  • 99.5%

Audrey feels lucky to have found her calling in executive search more than 18 years ago. For the first part of her career, she focused on B2B, including Enterprise Software & SMB markets.  In the past seven years, Audrey’s client mix has grown to include Consumer, B2B2C, and B2B, with the majority of her searches in Ad Tech, SaaS, and consumer technology/software/service companies. Audrey loves helping her clients build winning executive teams and the majority of her clients return for mulitple additional executive searches.  

Primary Functions Served

    Current Client Mix

      We retained Vantage Partners for a critical Vice President search that had a very high bar and, heretofore, had been extremely difficult to find. In record time and with incredible attention to detail regarding our needs for the right Executive, Audrey Shuster and Gene Zaccor brought us the talent, quality and experience that we were looking for in our VP of Media Consulting. I highly recommend Audrey and Gene—The Vantage Partners Team—for key executive hires, particularly those with a high bar and critical time needs.

      Former EVP, COO, MarkLogic

      We greatly appreciate the passion that went in to finding the right candidate for our services leadership. Audrey and Gene have adopted Intapp as their own and we are fortunate to have this dynamic team looking out for us. We truly value our relationship with them and the fantastic talent they help us find.

      COO, Intapp

      Audrey is simply one of the best executive search professionals I know – her process, preparation, hands-on nature, speed and flexibility set her apart from others I’ve worked with. We’re on our 14th search together, across two companies, and I’d recommend her without hesitation.

      Former EVP, Yahoo!

      I have used many recruiters—and been recruited by many more—and far and away the best team I have worked with is Audrey Shuster and Gene Zaccor at Vantage Partners. I have closed numerous positions with them so far and the qualities that set them apart are their sourcing process, preparation, and speed. Other firms just go through their contacts and throw resumes at you. Audrey and Gene interview you carefully, calibrating, and then doing the hard work of getting candidates with the right profile. They have completed searches faster than other firms can source a first round, and they bring a deep expertise in product marketing and management.

      I also appreciate their strong ethics. They provide great counsel to me, while genuinely caring that a candidate is the right fit. I do not speak this highly of just about any partner/vendor, but these guys have been amazing for me.

      CEO, Findly

      Executive Placements

      Companies Served

      Years of Longest Standing Executive Placement, @ Oracle

      Years Leading Operations in Tech

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      Repeat Clients

      Fulfilled Searches
      • SVP of Global Advertising Operations & Experience, Yahoo!
      Digital Media
      (Nasdaq:YHOO)

      • SVP of Global Online Business, Webroot Software
      B2C and B2B Security solutions
      (Accel Partners, Mayfield, Technology Crossover Ventures)

      • VP Professional Services, Media and Communications, MarkLogic
      The Database for Unstructured Information and Big Data
      (Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital)

      • VP Global Professional Services, MarkMonitor
      SaaS Global Brand Protection
      (Foundation Capital, Polaris Ventures, IVP)

      • VP Global Sales and Business Development – IP Infusion
      Next Generation Mobile Infrastructure Software
      (Wholly owned subsidiary of Access Co., LTD of Japan)

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      RoleClientSector
      CMOZendEnterprise / SaaS
      Group Product Manager Education SvcsSymantecEnterprise / SaaS
      SVP Consulting ServicesSymantecEnterprise / SaaS
      SVP Global OnlineWebrootConsumer / Internet :: Enterprise / SaaS
      VP Global Sales & Business DevIP InfusionEnterprise / SaaS
      SVP Online Sales & MarketingUntangleEnterprise / SaaS
      VP Ad OperationsYahoo!Consumer / Internet
      VP Business DevelopmentUntangleEnterprise / SaaS
      VP Channel Marketing & SalesSymantecEnterprise / SaaS
      VP Customer ExperienceYahoo!Consumer / Internet
      VP Global Services VenturesZendEnterprise / SaaS
      VP MarketingAmitiveEnterprise / SaaS
      VP MarketingTerosEnterprise / SaaS
      VP Marketing & Product ManagementUntangleEnterprise / SaaS
      VP Product ManagementSymantecEnterprise / SaaS
      VP Product Marketing, Consulting SvcsSymantecEnterprise / SaaS
      VP Professional ServicesMarkMonitorEnterprise / SaaS
      VP Professional Services, Media MarketMarkLogicEnterprise / SaaS
      VP RMX/Ad PlatformYahoo!Consumer / Internet
      VP SalesAmitiveEnterprise / SaaS
      VP SalesUntangleEnterprise / SaaS
      VP SalesZendEnterprise / SaaS
      VP WW SalesVerixEnterprise / SaaS
      Sr Director Business DevelopmentMarkMonitorEnterprise / SaaS
      Sr. Director Online SupportSymantecEnterprise / SaaS

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      • Richard A. Lear
        Richard A. Lear
        Managing Partner
      • Audrey Shuster
        Audrey Shuster
        Managing Director
      • Gene Zaccor
        Gene Zaccor
        Managing Director
      • Jodi Shah
        Jodi Shah
        Managing Director
      • Brynne Pogoncheff
        Brynne Pogoncheff
        Executive Assistant
      Richard A. Lear
      Managing Partner

      Managing Partner

      Audrey Shuster
      Managing Director

      Managing Director

      Gene Zaccor
      Managing Director

      Managing Director

      Jodi Shah
      Managing Director

      Managing Director

      Brynne Pogoncheff
      Executive Assistant

      Executive Assistant