We focus on one thing, and one thing only: delivering talent to today’s digital marketplace. AC Lion has become the most trusted and called-upon executive recruiters in the digital marketplace. As one of the truly original “Silicon Alley” executive search firms, our two decades of experience offer clients a carefully curated network of top candidates. These coveted employees make a real difference for companies, ranging from emerging venture capital (VC) backed startups, to more established high-growth and Fortune 500 companies. 

Our clients often tell us “you get it” – and we do. We understand your needs; the pressure to hire quickly but intelligently, the complexity of today’s digital companies in a rapidly evolving ecosphere, the value prop that separates you from your competition. And this is our value prop: deep knowledge of today’s talent marketplace. With strong networks across the country and abroad, we offer candidates and clients alike our trusted solutions.

Here are some of the major markets we place talent in:

New York City      Los Angeles      San Francisco      Austin      Chicago 

Our Specialties

Ad Ops Recruiting

Ad Ops professionals are in high demand as technology continues to evolve. AC Lion delivers.

C-Suite Recruiting

Delivering A-level executives to companies in order to drive positive business results. LionsEye delivers.

Client Services Recruiting

Your sales team just doubled. Great news! Now how do you service those clients? AC Lion delivers.

Data Analytics Recruiting

As collecting data becomes more important, making sense of it is critical. AC Lion delivers.

Marketing Recruiting

People are consuming more digital content on a daily basis. Is your marketing team ready? AC Lion delivers.

Product Recruiting

Do you need a skilled product manager to take your ideas from start to finish? AC Lion delivers.

Sales Recruiting

Need sales talent selling to agencies, publishers, brands, enterprise, SaaS? AC Lion delivers.

Technology Recruiting

Demand for tech professionals is overtaking supply. How do you stay ahead of the curve? AC Lion delivers.

Our Pride

Alan Cutter

Alan Cutter

CEO

``The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.`` –Mark Twain

Bonnie Zaben

Bonnie Zaben

COO

``The secret of my success is we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.`` - Steve Jobs

Mike Adler

Mike Adler

Managing Partner

``Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

Josh Marmer

Josh Marmer

Managing Partner

``It's possible.``

Our Clients

What People Say About AC Lion

“I would like to recommend Michael Adler as a valuable recruiter who delivers with impact and is highly effective within his field. I became acquainted with Michael in September 2009. He found me a position that was perfectly matched with my skill set, career aspirations, and goals. He was very thorough with the process, and was patient with my questions every step of the way. Michael is very knowledgeable and engages well in a personal and professional level.”
Jennifer Benson
Jennifer Benson
Director Corporate Learning at 2logical
“Jamie is an amazing recruiter to work with. She is extremely responsive to all communication, and works diligently to get to know her candidates on a personal as well as professional level. She made my interview processes as painless as possible, and I hope to have the pleasure of working with her again in the future.”
Alissa Winberry
Alissa Winberry
Director of Sales at CAKE
“I enjoyed working with Giles very much. He was clear, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. He was a strong partner throughout the entire process. I really trusted him and I am glad I did. I got the job. I highly recommend Giles, and will now be leveraging his skills as I look for talent from the client seat.”
Rob Reifenheiser
Rob Reifenheiser
North American Head of Media at Essence
“If you are looking for new career opportunities in digital media/tech, Dave Carona won't waste your time. Apart from being well-connected, he gets recruiting in the space and knows how to match the right opportunities to one’s skillset, core values, and professional goals. Unlike many recruiters I have worked with in the past, Dave focuses on building the longer-term relationship rather than closing the immediate deal—he is extremely thorough (provides feedback on all opportunities), checks in regularly, and gives honest advice on how best to increase ‘curb-side’ appeal to potential employers. What more you can ask for.”
Nikki Reyes
Nikki Reyes
Senior Associate at WIT Strategy
“Andrew was great to work with while I was looking to make a career transition. It was clear that he also cared about my goals and future, which is all too rare when working with most recruiters. I would highly recommend Andrew to any peers looking to making a move!”
Kaajal Pandya
Kaajal Pandya
Sales Development Representative at Upstream Commerce
“Meredith is the best recruiter that I have ever worked with! She helped me get a job within 2 months of my initial inquiry. She provided me with resources that helped gain a greater insight into the area I wanted to go into, which in turn made the interview easier as I knew more about the job I was applying for. When you work with Meredith, she truly cares and does not just throw things against the wall and hope they stick. She takes her time and ensures the job she is putting in front of you is a good fit, prior to even setting up the interview (which is what all recruiters should do). I would recommend Meredith in a heartbeat.”
Michael Baffuto
Senior Account Executive at Qualia
``Alex is the rare sort of recruiter who actually cares about the people he's placing in new positions. Since helping me find a new job almost a year ago, he has been very good about keeping in touch, periodically checking in to see how I'm doing. He took me out for coffee shortly after I got the job, and he remembered my one month anniversary with the company. I've since referred a number of people to him, and they've all told me how much they appreciate Alex's warm personality, dedication and follow-through. He is the best recruiter I've had the pleasure of working with, and I can't recommend him enough.”
Diane Lee
Diane Lee
Sr. Marketing Manager at VeriFone
“I had the pleasure of working with Ariel during my transition from the Boston Area to New York. During our partnership, Ariel was the constant professional. He was consistently engaged and went the extra mile to ensure that I had the resources and information needed to access various opportunities with my background. Ariel was extremely passionate about knowing me as a person first. An excellent listener, his approach resulted in us cultivating a relationship that transcends our partnership to this day and I would recommend his services to anyone.”
Frank McGehee
Frank McGehee
CRM/Loyalty Marketing at Paltalk
“Stacey is an absolute pleasure to work with and she's an expert in the field of digital media. She guided me towards my current position and I couldn't be happier with the results. I was looking for a specific type of opportunity and to relocate to a different city and Stacey was able to dig deep and find opportunities that fit my profile and qualifications. On top of that, she's reliable, responsive, and always makes you feel like she's on your side. I would recommend communicating with Stacey to navigate and gain an understanding of the opportunities available in digital media in your city. I'll always refer back to her and I've made a new friend in the process!”
Matthew Louisell
Matthew Louisell
Sales Manager at Thinknear by Telenav
“Cannot express how much Carolyn helped me in every step of the job searching process. Totally accessible and super friendly. Highly recommended.”
Michael Leszega
Michael Leszega
Senior Associate, Forecasting at Magna Global
“In a sea of ``digital media recruiters`` and an inbox full of ``new, exciting opportunities,`` Brielle stands so very far apart from the rest. I had the pleasure of working closely with Brielle over the past few months and she was truly a bright spot during the always cloudy job hunting process. Brielle balances realism and strategy with the most incredible level of enthusiasm and support when something is right. I can't endorse her enough--- does anyone else know a recruiter you can text at any hour of the night for a pep talk?!”
Kyle Udelson
Kyle Udelson
Account Executive at KIN Community
``Sammy helped me on my last work transition and offered great advice, patience, professionalism and results. He's very knowledgeable about the ad tech industry, what's going on there in terms of hiring and general career movement advice. I'd definitely recommend Sammy as a first start point of contact for anyone looking to make a career move or to fill a position within their organization.”
Joe McDonough
Joe McDonough
Director of Sales at Conversant, LLC
``Yosef combines professionalism and his own personal touch to deliver an exceptional recruiting experience. Yosef listened to my needs and helped to find job opportunities that aligned with my goals and objectives. He was extremely responsive and followed up to ensure everything was moving in the right direction. Yosef and his company, AC Lion, exceeded my expectations.``
Krista Spreitzer
Krista Spreitzer
Sales Manager at Sizmek
“Saying someone has a good work ethic is almost cliche these days, but Mike Giunta is the hardest working sales professional I know. As a recruiter he only brings me candidates he knows will fit my needs. He vets them thoroughly, and as a result I have hired my last three sales reps from him. I strongly recommend Mike as a recruiter or in any capacity that requires an indefatigable sales professional.”
Tom Koletas
Tom Koletas
SVP Advertising Programs at Madison Logic
“Josh's vivacious and genuine personality is a breath of fresh air in the fast-paced world of recruiting. His work ethic is simply incredible and he sets the standard for everyone else in the office. What makes Josh so unique is that, despite his wild success at AC Lion, he is constantly trying to find ways to better himself; both as a recruiter as well as an individual. If you're working with Josh, it's like working with Allstate Insurance - ``you're in good hands.``
Nadav Geft
Nadav Geft
Director, Display Agency Services at Yahoo
“I have used Dan Shapiro and AC Lion numerous times for recruiting sales executives for my employers, currently Clearspring. Dan has consistently represented best in class talent, with skill sets that are expertly in line with my job openings. He finds individuals in a timely fashion, operates with integrity, and follows through on his promises. He has been invaluable in building my sales team on the east coast for Clearspring, which has tripled it's workforce in the last year.”
Edward Meisner
Edward Meisner
VP, Eastern Regional Sales Director at Adara Media