Technology Recruiters

Demand for tech

professionals is overtaking

supply. How do you stay

ahead of the curve?

AC Lion delivers.


 Technology Headhunters

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new tech division, dedicated to helping our clients grow their technology and engineering teams. When AC Lion first opened its doors in 1996, we specialized as an engineering recruiting firm. Now, the tech scene is in a peak period of growth, and we listened to our clients when they told us they needed to fill hundreds of positions. We now have specialized recruiters and researchers filling positions in the field, from tech savvy engineers, CTOs, VP engineers, to data architects and developers, for some of the most prominent firms in the industry.

 AC Lion is well-known for its deep industry knowledge in emerging tech. We have shown our excellence in building sales, marketing and ad ops teams over the past twenty years. Having negotiated over $140 MM in compensation and interviewed over 88,000 candidates, we are now turning that same high standard of quality to tech recruiting.

Tech Roles We’ve Worked On Recently

Android Developer

Big Data Engineer

Computer Systems Analyst


Data Scientists

Data Architects

Data Engineer

Database Administrator

DevOps Engineer

Director of Engineering

Director of Tech

Full Stack Developer

Hadoop Engineer

Information Security Analyst

Integrations Architect


Java / Python Developer

Principal Architect

Project Manager/Scrum Master

Sales Engineer – Pre Sales

Sales Engineers

Senior Architect

Senior Project Manager – Mobile/Web

Software Consultants

Software Developer

Software Engineer

Solutions Architect

Solutions Engineers

Systems Analyst

Tech AD Ops Engineer

Technical Architect

Technical Implementations Consultant

UI Architect

Unix Administrator


VP Engineering

Case Study


One of the world’s largest online gaming companies was having serious trouble with their proprietary software. With millions of real-time monetary transactions every day, both B2b and B2C, their customers were feeling the pain and their commanding leading market position was in jeopardy.They needed a CTO to lead the strategy, performance and innovation of their entire technology. Someone who could handle 1,000+ employees in five different countries. Someone with a proven track record of transforming the technology experience for both users and legacy enterprises. Someone who could really move the needle—and fast.


AC Lion quickly found them that person. A CTO from a global IT services company who had harnessed 1,800 employees in 8 countries to handle over 1 billion real-time transactions daily. He hit the ground running since, helping to stabilize the infrastructure, harness the efforts of his disparate staff and put the company on the right path. Now, with their technological base solid, they are expanding their digital entertainment operations to even more countries. The client is thrilled with the CTO’s performance. And have turned to AC Lion for six more retained searches to establish their senior strategic leadership team in the US.

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
``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
“Rachel is a tireless recruiter, working hard to achieve optimal employment outcomes for both employers and candidates. What a pleasure to know and work with Rachel - always cheerful & optimistic yet precise, detail oriented with strong follow-through, while striving for the best results possible for all parties!”
Peter Oxner
Peter Oxner
Advertising Sales Director at Business Insurance
``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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“If you are looking for new career opportunities in digital media/tech, Dave 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
“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
“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
“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
“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
``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
“Saying someone has a good work ethic is almost cliche these days, but Mike 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