Alan Cutter

Alan Cutter

CEO

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, over 15 years ago and continues to lead the growing company as their fearless CEO. From search, ad agencies, and publishers to DSPs and third-party data providers, Alan steers AC Lion through the intricacies of the integrated and digital media space. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Israel, AC Lion has placed thousands of people and negotiated over $75 million in compensation. AC Lion was recently 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 HotJobs.com. Much of Alan's success can be attributed to his belief in and passion for people; ask any of Alan's clients, employees and he/she will speak volumes of their boss's care, consideration, as a compliment 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 wife, Jessica, two kids Cobi and Avra, and their beloved surfboards.

RECENT ARTICLES BY ALAN CUTTER

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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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The Changing Role of Digital Media Sales People

Nov 1, 2013 - Classic media sellers are evolving to compete in today's big data market. Columnist Alan Cutter explores the expended role of the sales professional... Comments

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Getting Rid of the Summer Doldrums

Aug 1, 2013 - Five tips to make sure that come Labor Day your boss won't be screaming about the lack of progress on that major client project. Comments

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What Does Your Cube Say About Your Company?

Jun 13, 2013 - Not you, not your colleague, but your corporate culture. Comments

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Do's and Don'ts for Choosing the Right Recruiter to Get You Your Next Role

Mar 21, 2013 - Having the right recruiter, and sharing the right information, can lead to the right role with the right company. Comments

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Tips and Tricks to a Great Video Interview

Feb 21, 2013 - Seven pointers for making the best of your video interview. Comments

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Who Would You Reach Out to if You Got Laid Off?

Jan 24, 2013 - Given that you are likely to change jobs in the next two to three years, how do you take charge of your career now? Comments

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Will the Wall Street Model Hit Ad Tech As Well?

Dec 13, 2012 - Who will be working in digital ad tech in the future? And who is being hired right now? Comments

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Life Goes On: Hurricane Sandy Can't Hold Silicon Alley Down

Nov 1, 2012 - How will New York businesses get their groove back after the storm? Comments

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Fact-Checking Your Resume

Oct 4, 2012 - The line between fact and fiction can get blurry - and can really cost you. Comments

Promoting a Positive Sales Environment

Aug 9, 2012 - Is the person in the next cubicle your competition or your colleague? Comments

Top 10 Tips to a Great Phone Interview

Jun 14, 2012 - Don't be fooled into thinking it's not a "real" interview. Comments

The Art of Getting Referrals

Apr 19, 2012 - Why referrals are so important and what you can do to get them. Comments

Tackling Dilemmas in the Interview Process

Mar 22, 2012 - More "Would You Rather" questions with your interviewer. Comments

Playing 'Would You Rather' With Your Interviewer

Mar 8, 2012 - The interview process is a game - make sure you're playing to win. Comments

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