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Austin Executives in Transition

A members-only group supporting each other in securing their next position


A note from Distinguished Search:

We are in interesting times.

As an executive recruiter many people approach me who are out of work and seeking their next position.  I've been inspired to launch this group based on some of the fantastic people who have been referred to me.  I'd like to bring them together.

Life is virtual now but our focus will be Austin.  We'll transition to in-person meetings when we're able.




Navigating a job search can be tough to do alone. Austin Executives in Transition (AET) is an intimate group that meets weekly to help each other secure their next executive position in Austin. 

Our members have served in executive roles, typically VP or C-level with at least 20 years experience. 

Membership is granted by an application process, acceptance ultimately determined by current members.

We meet via Zoom once a week.

Once members are no longer "in transition" they become alumni and are invited to our quarterly socials.



Sounding board: Searching for a new position involves life changing decisions, and at times choice fatigue. It can be challenging and exciting. This is a community that brings advice and perspective. Let’s go through this together.

Local insight: Austin is a unique market that is continuing to grow and change. Knowing how to evaluate startups, large corporations, cultures and dynamics is paramount.  Talk with others who have experience navigating the complexities of searching in this city.

Opportunities: Good things happen when people meet people. Gain insight on market trends and positions others are seeing.

Long term relationship building: Once a member secures a position they become our alumni who continue to participate in our community.


Determined by current members based on the following criteria:


Seniority: 20+ years’ experience. Recently held position at the VP or C-level.

Scale: Led initiatives that impacted millions of dollars and/or millions of users.

Integrity: A person who respects confidentiality and brings honesty to all facets of their life. Believes in paying it forward and that “rising tides lift all boats.” Respects and protects information provided by others in confidence.  Respects NDAs and NDAs of others.  

Positivity: Has a positive and helpful attitude, adding value to the conversation. Offers constructive feedback, while respecting diversity of thought.

Dedication: Commits to attending at least 75% of our weekly meetings and showing up as the best version of themselves.

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