About Us


Meet our Leadership Team

Richard Crossman


Louise Lumley

Operations & Research
The executive services provided by Richard and his team are second to none. Extremely diligent and thorough. A great shortlist provided for an executive role we were recruiting for. Timely communication throughout leading to a quick placement.
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Our Expertise

Established in 2009 by Richard Crossman, with the primary focus of creating an executive search practice that delivers a personal, boutique service to clients globally, through an agile, innovative & technology driven Executive Talent Acquisition & Retention (ETAR™) System. This has allowed us to achieve a 99%+ success record in the delivery of CxO, VP & Director level roles, de-risking the investment for our technology clients in executive search.

We have deep domain experience which allows us to successfully partner with you to address critical hiring needs and our highly experienced executive search team have built extensive relationships across technology domains and business functions.

What We Do

A personal approach
A diverse approach to building leadership teams
Break barriers through innovation
Look outside the box
Know & deliver top talent
Empower & propel clients' careers
Long-term business partnering
Honesty & transparency
Elite service

What We Don't Do

Old school executive search
Work with slow processes
The same as everyone else
Confine ourselves to limits
Attitude & egos

Our Mission

Aruba Exec’s mission is to deliver extraordinary leadership talent that drives Predictive High-Performance Business Outcomes for companies. We empower our clients’ careers through helping them attract, recruit & retain the top performing board, c-suite & executive talent.

Our Values Deliver Success


Aruba Exec operates with the highest levels of integrity and this commitment is intrinsic to our business and means anyone we connect with can be assured the utmost confidentiality.


We communicate openly and honestly with all those with whom we work. We tell it how it is! Candidates & Clients know our reputation & know we don’t waste time. They engage with us.


We treat our client partners, candidates and employees with uncompromising respect. We take our role very seriously and are fully aware that this is a people process whose outcome impacts lives and careers.


All clients and candidates work with our Executive Headhunter and CEO, Richard, who delivers a highly personalised service, acting as one point of contact through all search processes.


We are committed to excellence in all that we do and we ensure that we are efficient, effective & successful in the delivery of the executive search services we provide.


We are passionate about world-class executive recruitment delivery and seek to surpass expectations with energy & drive, committing to the ambitions of our clients and candidates.
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