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Recruiting Executive Digital Talent For More Than Twenty Years

AC LIon powers innovation by bridging the talent gap

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Why Choose AC LION?

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Industry Expertise

Our Vertical Heads come from the industry they represent and act as SME's for both the talent delivery team and the clients.

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Clients & Reach

1,000+Clients, $300MM+ in compensation negotiated, our reach spans from seed to public companies.

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Flexible Pricing Models

All searches are not created equal. We first listen to the needs of your business and custom fit a model that works best.

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Voted Forbes Best Six Years in A Row

As nominated by our clients and candidates, won as one of the top US firms 2017 - 2022.

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Speed & Excellence

Our proprietary process decreases time to hire by two to four weeks on average without sacrificing
quality.

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Established Network

Our national network of 50,000 key decision makers and over 400,000
qualified professionals gives you coverage in both your talent efforts and strategic partnership formation.

Roles: Our Core Areas of Expertise

From Mid-Level - through VP-Level - to Senior Executives

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Sales, BD, Channel, Partnerships

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Sales Solutions (Pre-Post)

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Finance/HR & Operations

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Client Services

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Data/Marketing Analytics

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Leadership SVP/C-Level

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Marketing (B2B/B2C)

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Product

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Board of Directors/Advisors

Our Recruitment Process

We use a highly structured, data-driven and fully transparent approach to finding and attracting the right talent for our clients. Our search Process is tailored to fit each client’s individual needs.

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Alignment / Define Role

A consultative discussion to understand your company and its business needs, objectives for the role, team and organization; extract specifications for the role, salary targets, and make preliminary recommendations.

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“First Look” Calibration

Within 24-48 hours of the alignment, we present candidate archetypes to move the conversation from the abstract to the more concrete and zero in on the model profile of target candidates. This process considerably shortens the length of the search.

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Research

We use our expertise and tools to identify companies that are best known for producing people with relevant experience. We pull from our database and network, identify new external candidates and leverage long standing relationships for referrals – we don’t only focus on the ones we already know

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Outreach

We utilize cutting edge technology to engage the best pool of candidates in a highly competitive market. We dev elop customized messaging to appeal to the best candidates utilizing multi-channel and multi touch tactics to engage passive candidates. We constantly refine our approach to maximize results.

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Vetting Talent / Candidate Presentation

We have a deep understanding of the roles we recruit for and our vetting goes much deeper than keyword matching. We ask detailed questions to assess capabilities and identify both direct and indirectly applicable skills and experiences. Our goal is the share the best candidates in a wide funnel focused on quality.

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Manage Offer & Close Finalists

We partner closely with our clients and engage with candidates through the entire process to bridge questions and guide them towards a close. We want to identify any potential problems that will affect a candidate from accepting an offer.

Ways We Can Partner

Disruptive Retained

VP to “C” Suite / Board

Our EQ recruitment process is best deployed when making a critical hire, such as an executive level position or a highly confidential or urgent search. It entails a dedicated commitment from your organization and ours to fill the position.

Team Builds

Building Teams at Volume

This hybrid of retained and contingency search models is recommended when sourcing candidates that entail complexity to fill, due to unique job requirements, geographic location or high degree of urgency or team builds at volume.

Contingency

Mid Level

Our legendary offering is still the top of the class for uncovering untapped talent that other search firms won’t find. Tell us your needs and we’ll get to work, with minimal upfront commitment from you.

DEI Recruiting

Expanding Your Talent Pools

We offer an unbiased AI tool that complements our human sourcing, using AI and NLP to go beyond the typical LinkedIn skills search. We provide compliance reporting to share with stakeholders.

Talent Pipeline Development

Sourcing Services

AC Lion understands the challenges companies are facing during these times. We provide a talent pipeline development services, where we source and vet talent, using the same exact standards as our regular search. We submit the candidates, and your internal HR team takes it from there.

Executive Recruiting Excellence in Digital Transformation

AC Lion is our Executive Recruiting Division. Headquartered in New York, we bring over 25 years experience to each and every recruiting engagement and are dedicated to placing extraordinary revenue generating talent. As seasoned executive recruiters we are familiar with digital businesses, established and start-ups, and bring a wealth of knowledge to each and every engagement.

 

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ac lion award winning executive talent assessment and candidate delivery process

Our Award-Winning Candidate Assessment and Delivery Platform

AC Lion EQ is the world’s most advanced and award-winning candidate assessment and delivery platform that significantly enhances the accuracy of hire and speeds up the time to hire by two to four weeks. This is done through combining scientific, visual, and competency-based assessment techniques to improve the way talent is recruited and retained.

 

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Your Partner in Startup Talent Acquisition

Startup background and experience: We’ve helped tech startups bloom into global giants; and seen our candidate’s products become household names. Our ‘early stage’ mentality helps us stay ahead of a steep digital curve, and we’re here to help you find the talent that will drive your industry’s change. As your trusted talent advisor, we’ll help you keep one eye on your company’s future—and find the talent you need for tomorrow, today.

 

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Industries

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EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, or something we’ve never heard of, AC Lion is passionate about placing tomorrow’s great disruptors.

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MEDIA / ADTECH

Publisher brands, cable cutters, streaming services, we speak the language of all things Advertising and Media including digital print, gaming, audio and video content.

> MORE ABOUT DIGITAL MEDIA RECRUITING

MARTECH

AC Lion knows all about the blending of marketing and technology and has built out teams for the most globally recognized MarTech companies.

> MORE ABOUT MARTECH RECRUITING

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FINTECH

Online transactions, blockchain networks, smart contracts, no matter your focus AC Lion is committed to fostering talent within the digital economy.

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AGTECH

We understand the cutting-edge advancements transforming agriculture. We connect pioneering AgTech companies with visionary talent developing sustainable solutions.

> MORE ABOUT AGTECH RECRUITING

E-COMMERCE

Bringing new technology to one of the most traditional industries, we represent the chatbots, IoT, and tech platforms across all retail and online purchasing platforms.

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HEALTHTECH

Databases, applications, mobile technology and wearable tech, we help develop the teams of world-leading health innovators.

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U.S. Market Entry - Recruitment for Offshore Firms

AC Lion specializes in working with offshore firms headquartered outside the U.S., and seeking to establish U.S. based teams and to create a market presence in the U.S. As executive recruiters in NYC we are uniquely qualified to help offshore firms establish a presence in this, the largest market.

 

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Gain Access to Capital with the Strategic Venture Arm of AC Lion

ACLVP, the Strategic Venture Arm of AC Lion, works with start ups to gain access to capital, talent, and customers. ACLVP is consistently empowering it’s U.S. talent network across Enterprises, and F1000 companies to ensure our starts ups are able to scale from Seed to Exit.

 

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