Alan Cutter

Alan Cutter


AC Lion International

In the jungle of recruiting, Alan Cutter is the lion. Alan founded New York City's premier digital media recruiting agency, AC Lion International, more than 18 years ago and continues to lead the growing company as their fearless CEO. From start-ups to everything in between, including video, mobile, and social media platforms, Alan steers AC Lion through the intricacies of the integrated and digital media space. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and Israel, AC Lion has placed thousands of people and negotiated more than $120 million in compensation. AC Lion was named one of the Top Ten Entrepreneurial Places to Work by NY Enterprise Report.

Prior to AC Lion, Alan was senior manager at OTEC and played an integral part in the company's evolution into Much of Alan's success can be attributed to his belief in and passion for people; ask any of Alan's clients or employees and he/she will speak volumes of their boss's care, consideration, as a complement to his innovative thinking and out-of-the-box problem solving capabilities. If you don't see Alan in the office, you can find him in Long Beach with his family and their beloved surfboards.



How to Ruin Your Start-Up Culture

Sep 8, 2015 - Enhance the company culture of your start-up by implementing some of these practices. These insights will allow you to sustain an efficient and productive... Comments


5 Inside Secrets of Startup Funding

Aug 11, 2015 - Obtaining adequate financial funding is critical in building a prosperous tech startup. These strategies can help you capture the attention of venture... Comments


4 Steps for Building a Mobile-First Culture

Jul 10, 2015 - Re-engineering technology; keeping mobile in employees' minds, like The New York Times did; and experimenting, as Coca-Cola does, are a few things you... Comments


Why We Need More Women in Tech

Jun 12, 2015 - Greater diversity leads to greater innovation. Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says we need "to change the dynamic, to make sure women's voices are heard... Comments


How to Stay Focused (on the Right Things) as an Entrepreneur

May 14, 2015 - In a hyperactive, digital age it can be difficult to keep your eyes on the prize. Find out how to keep your focus off of Facebook and onto Forbes with... Comments


Lessons You Will Learn During Your First Year as an Entrepreneur

Apr 16, 2015 - WIN founder Eyal Bino gives us the scoop on what to expect as you start out in the start-up world. Comments


The Israeli Tech Scene: What You Need to Know About "Start-Up Nation"

Mar 19, 2015 - Israel has become a hotbed for start-ups. What should marketers know about the so-called "start-up" nation? Comments


Millennials Aren’t All Bad — If You Know How to Inspire Them

Feb 19, 2015 - To motivate the young workforce in your start-up, you need to think outside the box. Comments


What’s Ahead for the Emerging Tech Industry in 2015?

Jan 22, 2015 - As we near the end of 2015's first month, here's a look at what the rest of the year may have in store, including leaps in the mobile, wearable technology... Comments


The Biggest Marketing Mistakes Start-Ups Make

Nov 24, 2014 - These seven mistakes could keep you from building the best start-up possible, before you even launch your brand. Comments


Are You Afraid of the Dark? How to Start Your Start-Up and Leap Into the Unknown

Oct 30, 2014 - The decision to create a start-up can be a scary one. How can you conquer your uncertainty and take the plunge? Comments


7 Keys to a Successful Sales Culture

Oct 2, 2014 - What makes a successful sales culture? These seven tactics, including feedback and coaching, transparency, and healthy competition, can produce great... Comments


Why It Matters Where You Build Your Start-Up

Sep 4, 2014 - Even in our hyper-connected world, positioning your start-up in one of the world's entrepreneurial clusters could help you set yourself up for greater... Comments


3 Start-Up Lessons From Television

Aug 7, 2014 - Although the tech industry of the silver screen is of course a bit more glamorous and dramatic than that of the real world, there are still lessons... Comments


The ABCs of the VC World: What Marketers Need to Know

Jul 10, 2014 - It's important for marketers to be aware of the details of the venture capital world before they consider taking a job at a start-up, so here is a primer... Comments


The Pros and Cons of Joining a Tech Start-Up

Jun 17, 2014 - If you're considering taking a job at a new tech start-up, here are some things to consider to help decide if the company will be a good fit for you. Comments


Improv Isn't Just for Comedy

Apr 17, 2014 - Using the techniques of improvisational comedy can help you improve your business presentations, collaborations, and management skills. Comments

Google Glass

Wearable Tech Is More Than Just a Fitbit and Google Glass

Mar 20, 2014 - A look at the future of wearable devices, with a focus on what was showcased at this year's South By Southwest Interactive festival and what these new... Comments

Old television

The Late-Night Show and Keeping Up With Digital Advertising

Feb 20, 2014 - With Jimmy Fallon taking over "The Tonight Show" and attracting a younger audience, NBC is looking to capitalize on Fallon's digital appeal. Comments


"People Analytics": Big Data Hits Hiring

Jan 29, 2014 - Big Data and "People Analytics" are making their way into the human resources department, and changing the way companies hire new employees. Comments


9 Holiday Anthems for Digital Marketers

Dec 24, 2013 - Columnist Alan Cutter shares his versions of holiday songs sure to have the digital marketer humming - and nodding - along. Comments

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