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AC Lion Named Top 50 Best Executive Search Firms by Forbes

AC LION for Forbes

AC Lion, the leading digital-focused talent acquisition agency, is proud to announce that it has been named by Forbes as a top 50 for “Best Executive Search Firms” for 2017 from among the thousands of executive recruiting firms nation-wide. “This is an extremely exciting day for AC Lion,” says AC Lion CEO Alan Cutter, “We’re celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, and this shows the world what our clients already know and love about us.  We’re a savvy, sophisticated group that truly forges long term connections.”


Conducted by Statista and Forbes, the listing was determined by interviews with over 500 HR Managers, 3,000 candidates/employees and 18,000 peer reviews from external recruiters. The surveys took place between the 6th of December 2016 and the 7th of February 2017. With insight from the ranking, Forbes placed AC Lion in the 49th position. AC Lion was the top ranked digital focused firm on the list, and many of its competitors are not even ranked at all. AC Lion currently has a 98% client retention rate, a particularly impressive number in the current talent acquisition marketplace.

 “To see our names alongside some of the biggest names in recruiting, it’s truly amazing.” AC Lion COO Bonnie Zaben added “we’ve known we could compete with these massive companies, we have many times before. Having our names on this list just makes it visible.”

AC Lion has been called upon to do executive searches for global brands and agencies including WebMD, Amazon, Ebay, Soundcloud and Kickstarter on both the retained and contingency models. AC Lion is approximately 35 employees and is based in New York City with satellite offices in Israel, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin and Florida.

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Alan Cutter

Alan Cutter founded New York City's premier digital media recruiting agency, AC Lion International, and continues to lead the growing company as their fearless CEO. For over 20 years, AC Lion has been the trusted provider of revenue generating talent in the digital and technology landscape. Our reach spans from innovative venture-backed startups to enterprise level organizations. AC Lion is a proud member of the Lionseye Group, a collective of brands furthering talent acquisition through Venture Capital, HR Technology and Thought Leadership.