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What is a headhunter?

A headhunter is a company or individual that provides employment recruiting services on behalf of an employer or client.

​What are the benefits of hiring a headhunter?

SAVES YOU TIME! The headhunter does all time-consuming tasks like researching, sourcing,  screening, & pre-qualifying highly qualified and targeted candidates.

SAVES YOU MONEY! On average a company LOSES 30% of an employee's first annual salary if they make a BAD HIRE. We prevent that from happening due to extreme due diligence in our candidate selection.


NETWORKING! Headhunters have a large network of pre-existing relationships built on trust and years of collaboration. These networks generally encompasses tens of thousands of people, and always nationally, and sometimes even globally. People do business with people they know and trust.

What industries do we work in?

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Post-Rev Startup, Fin-Tech, Venture Capital, Health-Tech, Clean-Tech, Manufacturing, and Automotive.

What makes us different from other headhunters?

Empire Headhunters (founded by Kellie O Hara) is a business division of our parent firm Reciprocity ROI, LLC (founded by former active duty Marine and serial entrepreneur Paul Claxton), which is an innovative tech firm. We provide an ecosystem of pre-existing relationships in technology leadership originating from Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Health-Tech, Clean-Tech, Manufacturing, Automotive and Venture Capital. Therefore we have a distinct advantage (our network), when sourcing high-standard candidates on your behalf.

What is our process in finding the ideal candidate for you?

Understanding the client's needs in what they want, exactly in terms of experience, personality, skills, qualifications and uniqueness in addition to the job description.  Research, source and target highly talented candidates, whilst building genuine rapport with candidates from a "value first" perspective whilst building your employer brand in a respectful and professional manner. The process of preparing, delivering and following up with candidates involves the responsibility of screening & shortlisting where we take candidates through an in-depth pre-qualifying process that entails multiple 30/60 minute followup calls.  The pre-qualification process also includes verifying candidates by checking references. ​

What type of companies do we work with?

Generally small-midsize businesses and small-medium enterprise businesses. We tend to focus on the most innovative companies located in the USA and specializing or having a need in emerging technology, especially AI/Robotics. ​

What roles are our focus areas?


>VP EVP or Director

>Engineers, Architects, Programmers, DBA, Developer, MLS, Data Specialists


During the search we will design and set expectations with an overall framework for the search. This involves intelligence gathering and extensive research. Furthermore, we deeply evaluate and assess every candidate we present. We help coordinate and negotiate conversations all the way from the first interview to the offer stage. Once an offer is made our job is not done. We continue to follow-up and ensure that we support making the welcoming and acclimation experience as successful as it can be for you.

More than just a headhunting firm, we help companies achieve goals for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Minorities in tech
Women in tech
Women of color in tech

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