Executive Headhunter

Why Partner 
With Aruba Exec? 

I’m Richard Crossman, the Executive Headhunter & CEO of Aruba Exec.

My team and I assist the founders, CEOs, and leaders of tech firms across the UK, Europe, and the US by connecting them with transformative C-Suite, VP, and Director-level professionals.
As Jim Collins said, “Great Vision without Great People is Irrelevant”. 
At Aruba Exec, we recognise that the biggest impetus towards business results is people.
Your company's ability to consistently hire top-performing leadership talent and propagate this success through your teams and across all business functions is crucial for the success of your business.

As a result, your skill in securing access to the top C-Suite, VPs, and Directors is essential for your long-term success.
"I still remember when I was deciding about whether to use one of the big firms or to give Aruba Exec, a firm I had not heard of before, a shot. I could not be happier with my decision to go with Aruba. The founder, Richard, has a great network, and truly cares about finding the perfect fit for both sides. He’s personal, fair, not afraid of a challenge, and listens! Qualities that are sometimes hard to find with one of the big firms. I will continue to use Richard for career advice and executive search for the companies I work with."
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How to recruit top leaders

How To Recruit Top Leaders For Your Organisation

To be effective Business Leaders & perform to your optimum lies directly in your ability to consistently identify & hire top performing talent.

Talent is the primary scaling mechanism for any business and should be at your core.

The 2 major components that lie at the foundation of all great companies is:
1. Creating an uncompromising hiring model & process to deliver extraordinary talent to your organisation and ...
2. Inspiring, mentoring and growing that talent when you have it.

Finding Hidden Executive Talent

You can’t find the right senior & executive stars for your organisation and top executive stars won’t seek you out.

The majority are not looking, happily employed and frequently pursued for opportunities.

If you want them, you have to find them, understand their intrinsic motivators, engage them, recruit them and retain them.

This is what our Executive Search Firm & Executive Headhunters do using and our ETAR System.

CEOs, Founders & Executives contact us when they realise their success is being impacted by not being able to identify, attract & recruit potential candidates and the Top Executive Leaders at the right time in the market.
Finding Hidden Executive Talent

About Headhunting

Headhunting the top performing executives is labour-intensive, complex, and requires a rare and wide range set of skills and expertise from executive headhunters..

Standard, inefficient executive search methods are failing you and don’t give you access to the vast majority of the senior & executive candidate marketplace.

As an executive headhunter, my sweet spot is leading C-Suite searches to deliver rigorous results, all the while building long term & trusted relationships with both clients & candidates.

Who We Work With

We work with Founders, CxOs & Influencers of Tech firms in the UK, Europe & US, who want access to an extensive network of game-changing C-Suite stars and a recruitment system that delivers. Our customers are typically technology companies working in Agritech, AI, Cleantech, Climatetech, Cyber Security, Edtech, Fintech, Greentech, Healthtech, Insurtech, IoT, Martech, Proptech, Software, Telecoms & Traveltech.

How Have We Achieved Our Solution

Building upon 25+ years in recruitment – in agency, in-house, in executive search firms, RPO and delivering £multi-million hiring projects for blue chip customers, we’ve spent years operating in different talent acquisition models, nurturing and engaging top performers to be able to reach them when our recruiting customers have a hiring need. This allows us to have a strong inbound pull of top talent and NOT just the outbound reach of other executive search firms.

Do you want to settle for only the active candidate reach which accounts for around 6% of the executive market, or would you like to reach the remaining 94% of passive talent in your skill requirements?

Why Partner With Aruba Exec?

What Differentiates Us?

Our service is high touch throughout & personal relationship driven and has many of our candidates becoming recruiting clients. 

We’re routinely told that our personal service & results far exceeds the large, big brand executive headhunters, who are quite often limited by many ‘hands-off’ restrictions on where they can search. 

Clients come to us because of our process, our methodology & our ETAR System giving clients access to candidates they wouldn’t have had access to via traditional executive search.

Our Executive Headhunters use our Executive Talent Acquisition & Retention (ETAR™) System which utilises a specific set of inbound and outbound strategies to Attract, Recruit & Retain Top Talent, by standing out, building trust and engaging many 1000s of top c-suite candidates.

We’ve spent years building our Executive Hiring solution to deliver game-changing executive stars and associated results.

Interested in Working With Us?

We treat our hiring customers & candidates with uncompromising respect. From our very first contact & throughout the recruitment journey, 

We take our role very seriously and are fully aware that this is a people process whose outcome impacts lives and careers.

We are passionate about Hiring, Tech & Innovative Executive Search. If you share in our mission of connecting Game-Changing C-Suite Stars with Opportunities in Tech firms, then let’s talk – it’s all about human relationships!

Success in business is all about people. Whatever industry an organisation is in, it’s employees are its biggest competitive advantage.

If you are looking to recruit for a position and need executive headhunters to find you suitable candidates, or wish to discuss the types of searches you are looking to fill and need an Executive Headhunter with decades of experience to help, then reach out to Richard direct below.
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