Message from The Founder and CEO

I’ve always known I wanted to make the world a better place, even if it was by reaching out and making a difference in just one person’s life.

Searching for and wanting to know my purpose (as many of us do for much of our young adult lives) consumed me. Then one day it occurred to me that maybe I didn’t have a purpose. That scary thought created a vacuum in which I could now make one up. The purpose I invented over 10 years ago still drives my spirit today.

It is this purpose that gets me out of bed each day and catapults me into doing what I do. Extraordinarily, this purpose also led me to one of my biggest dreams – “To create a world where people love what they do for a living.” Throughout my numerous career moves, I noticed that most people not only do not love what they do for a living, but they are mostly scraping by, almost robotically, wishing and praying that one day they’ll “escape the rat race” and make it to that island dream life that occupies their minds in those rare moments when they have the time to fantasize about a better life.

My dream, fueled by the purpose I invented – “To inspire others to connect to and be moved into action by their own greatness” – motivated me to start Aldebaran Associates during one of the toughest economic times in our recent history. My son came up with the name after hearing me talk about my vision for the company.

Aldebaran is the name of the biggest and brightest star in the Taurus constellation – its Alpha Star. The star is located in the eye of the bull and Aldebaran is an Arabic word that means “the Follower.” It is named that way because it seems to follow the Pleiades, a cluster of stars to which wondrous mythological legend is attached.

The clients and candidates that Aldebaran Associates follows are all Superstars. We work very hard to align them with each other so that we can all get closer to loving what we do for a living. We reach out and make a difference in one person’s career, then another, and then another. Welcome to our world!

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Testimonials

"As a seasoned professional in the digital industry, I've met and worked with dozens of recruiters, both as an employer and a job seeker. While approaches vary, the difference working with Aldebaran was clear from the onset of the process. As a candidate, Lance and Lily looked beyond the resume bullets to learn about me personally and what truly mattered to me in my next role. Taking the time to make sure both myself and the employer were perfect for each other made the difference - I'm in love with my new job!"

A.S., Senior Director, Digital

"Aldebaran uniquely makes job seeking a pleasant experience. By providing constant, proactive communication and by setting clear expectations on the employer's hiring process, I felt more than a resume on a desk--I felt valued as an applicant, and that I was getting a fair shot to make my case for hire. This experience felt like a precursor to how I would be treated as an employee--and once I received the offer, I accepted it without hesitation”

A.F., Marketing Manager