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Richard Crossman

Richard Crossman

The CxO Headhunter & CEO
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.

The Why

Aruba Exec was founded in 2009 by Richard Crossman, with the primary objective of establishing an executive search practice that provides a personalised boutique approach for clients worldwide - an approach that remains fundamental to our operations today.

Since our inception, we have consistently outperformed the market by achieving an industry-leading success rate of over 99% in the delivery of C-Suite, VP, and Director level roles. This has effectively safeguarded the investment of our esteemed technology clients who engage in our executive search services.

Our extensive domain expertise enables successful collaboration with customers to address crucial hiring requirements, and our seasoned executive search team has established strong relationships across various technology domains and business functions.

What We Do

An executive search service that is personal and partner-led.
Single point of contact with an Aruba Director throughout the search.
A diverse approach to building leadership teams.
Break barriers through innovation.
Respond personally to every enquiry and CV submission from an Aruba Director.
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

Our mission is to consistently deliver exceptional service to our customers by offering a high-touch, personalised headhunting service led by our partners. We enhance our clients' careers by assisting them in attracting, recruiting, and retaining high-performing board, c-suite, and executive talent, while our candidates utilise our expertise and industry insight to discover and present exceptional C-suite and VP opportunities.

Our Values Deliver Success

Integrity →

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.

Respect →

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.

Commitment →

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.

Communication →

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.

Personal →

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.

Passion →

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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