Company

We spent 20 years connecting next generation companies to exceptional talent, while forging long-term, impactful relationships

Who We Are

AC Lion is what happens when you hire deep experience and forward-thinking innovation to help build your teams. For 20+ years, we’ve helped companies find rare and exceptional tech and digital talent—building an astonishing database of 200,000+ candidates along the way. For two years running, AC Lion has made Forbes’ list of the top Best Executive Search Firms—placing highest among digital-focused firms.

 

It’s our commitment to staying one step ahead of the tech curve that enables us to connect you to the talent of tomorrow, today. With an unparalleled understanding of the digital space, we take a deep-dive into your business to evaluate your current and future needs and develop a targeted plan. Our sourcing and screening process goes beyond the candidate’s resume, taking everything from technical expertise to soft skills and career aspirations into account. When we’ve narrowed down our search to the best of the best, we’ll present them to you in a clear and convenient manner for you to make your final decision—continuing to support you through the offer phase and beyond.

 

So scale quicker. Make your teams stronger. Free your people to build the future, not hunt for candidates. Kickstart all of this, with a partnership you can rely on.

Our World Disruptive Industries. Versatile Talent.

Whether you are a startup looking to scale quickly, a disruptive tech hitting the market, a publisher looking to increase content distribution and sales or a brand new tech on the market, or entering the US market in need of a new General Manager, we cover all aspects revenue-generating talent across the digital transformative landscape. 

Industries:
Our World Disruptive Industries. Versatile Talent.

Whether you are a brand looking for digital strategy, a startup looking to scale quickly, a disruptive tech hitting the market, a publisher looking to increase content distribution and sales or a brand new tech on the market, we cover all aspects revenue-generating talent across the digital and technology landscape. 

Industries:

How We Became King of the Talent Jungle:

Our Accolades Include:

Our Accolades Include:

  • Forbes 2018 Best Executive Recruiting Firms
  • Forbes 2017 Best Executive Recruiting Firms
  • New York Enterprise - 10 Great Entrepreneurial Places to Work 

1,000+

Clients ranging from Fortune 100s to emerging media startups

200,000+

Active candidates across our multi-platform professional network

$225 Million

In compensation negotiated for our candidates

100,000+

Interviews scheduled across the nation and internationally

Meet the Team

Michael Adler

Senior Managing Partner

Kaitlin Brooks

Senior Executive Recruiter

Melissa Duran

Executive Recruiter

Yosef Feuerstein

Senior Executive Recruiter

Jamie Filton

Associate Director

Ashley Fleming

Recruiting Coordinator

Brielle Franklin

Associate Director

Michael Giunta

Vice President

Kendell Henle

Senior Executive Recruiter

Chris Hubli

Executive Recruiter

Adam Hyman

Senior Executive Recruiter

Ashley Krug

Recruitment Operations Associate

Dana Lupton

Regional Director

Jenn Phillips

Senior Executive Recruiter

Naomi Presnall-Shvorin

Sr. Director of Strategy & Innovation

Mary Rider

Senior Executive Recruiter

Dan Shapiro

Vice President

Katie Sherman

Executive Recruiter

Jeff Wernecke

Vice President

1997

It began with a founder and a dream: to help the pioneers of the digital revolution. In the beginning, AC Lion focused our efforts solely on filling engineering roles early digital pioneers including Google, DoubleClick, Oracle, and Apple.

2001

AC Lion now helps digital companies to fill sales, marketing, and other roles. Our candidate database grows expansive and formidable.

2004

Our forward-thinking technologies get AC Lion noticed by The New York Times in an article discussing our pioneering use of video resumes.

2008

We open in Los Angeles, allowing us to find the best talent from coast to coast.

2012

AC Lion makes the front page of The Wall Street Journal for our innovative networking model.

2013

Lionseye Group is born, enabling us to place exceptional professionals primarily into leadership positions in Fortune 100 companies.

In the same year, AC Lion expands to help companies fill product management roles.

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2014

We open in Austin, Texas.

Our network continues to grow—along with powerful relationships.

2017

Forbes names AC Lion as one of the top 50 Best Executive Search Firms—the top-ranked digital-focused firm to make the list.

2017 also marks the founding of AC Lion’s Design and Interaction division, allowing us to find one-of-a-kind talent for UX, UI, product design, and visual design roles. And to top it off, we develop Appoi, an HR Tech SaaS platform focusing on the millennial workforce.

Apploi hourly recruiting platform logo

2018

AC Lion opens our Consultant Contracting division, empowering our clients with top consultants and contractors to help lay the groundwork while exploring new territories. We find the SMEs, you benefit from their expertise.

For the second consecutive year, Forbes ranks AC Lion as one of the top 50 Best Executive Search Firms.

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Tomorrow

AC Lion helps your company connect with the very best talent in tech and digital.

After that? The sky’s the limit.

National Search Coverage

AC Lion is strategically positioned to cover each corner of the country and everywhere in between.

New York

Los Angeles

Boston

Chicago

Austin

San Francisco

Discover a search firm that’s dedicated to building your future. Partner with AC Lion today.

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