The Executive Headhunter

About Richard

I’m Richard Crossman, The Executive Headhunter & CEO of Aruba Exec. I help the Founders, CEOs and Leaders of Tech firms across the UK, Europe & US, by introducing them to Game-Changing C-Suite, VP & Director Talent.
As Jim Collins said, “Great Vision without Great People is Irrelevant”. At Aruba, we recognise that the biggest impetus towards business results is people.
The success of your business really comes down to your company’s ability to consistently hire the top performing leadership talent and cascade this success down through your teams and across all business functions. Therefore your ability to get access to the top C-Suite, VPs & Directors is fundamental to your long-term success.

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 organization 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.

Who We Help

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

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

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
I 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 Adtech, Agritech, AI, Blockchain, Cleantech, Cyber Security, Edtech, Fintech, Healthtech, Insurtech, IoT, Martech, Proptech, Software, Telecoms & Traveltech.
How Have We Achieved Our Solution?
Building upon 23 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 13% of the executive market, or would you like to reach the remaining 87% of passive talent in your skill requirements?

Why Partner with Aruba Exec?

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 search firms, who are quite often restricted 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 Search Consultants 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.

I’ve spent years building our Executive Hiring solution to deliver game-changing executive stars and associated results.
Interested in working with us?
I treat our hiring customers & candidates with uncompromising respect. From our very first contact & throughout the recruitment journey, I take our role very seriously and am fully aware that this is a people process whose outcome impacts lives and careers.

I am passionate about Hiring, Tech & Innovative Executive Search. If you share in my 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 organization is in, it’s employees are its biggest competitive advantage.

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