Using AI to Uplevel People and Talent

Own The Arena (OTA) combines deep human expertise with cutting-edge AI technology, uniquely positioning us in the realm of recruiting and talent optimization. With years of experience serving Unicorns, Startups, Fortune 500s, Tech Giants, and the Big Four Executive Search Firms, we’ve mastered the intricacies of talent acquisition. But our commitment doesn’t stop at recruitment. We offer talent optimization, team performance, and leadership coaching to ensure your team aligns with your business goals. We’re not just a service; we’re a partner invested in your long-term success.

Trusted By World Class Organizations

Our Services

Team & Talent Optimization

Using AI we identify your team's current skills and identify strengths. We compare those skills to the skills needed for your employees’ individual goals and overall corporate goals. We create a plan to fill the skill gaps. This may involve hiring new talent or developing internal talent and current team members through training and coaching. Throughout the process, we use AI to provide data-driven insights about your team's dynamics and needs. This ensures our strategy aligns with your specific business objectives. The end result is a future-ready team with the right mix of skills to drive your business forward.

AI-enabled Career Planning & Coaching

Our AI analyzes each employee's current skills, goals, and interests. It compares this data to the skills needed for them to advance their career and contribute to your organization's future success. This data allows us to create personalized development plans and leadership and training programs to build employees' capabilities empowering each person to maximize their potential. Managers benefit from data-driven insights to actively support their teams' development. This data enables us to ensure individual growth remains aligned with organizational needs and even anticipate the skills your workforce will need to stay competitive long-term. The end result is an engaged, future-ready team optimized to move your organization forward. Employees feel empowered to grow and achieve their full potential.

Executive Search

Using our experience plus the help of AI, we pinpoint the perfect talent for your organization. We deliver personalized search services every time. We have decades of experience placing transformative executives across sectors. Our network of talent is continuously growing. Our candidates drive growth, champion inclusivity, and spur continual innovation.


Our executive search foundation allows us to collaborate seamlessly with executives. Utilizing AI, we align top talent with your vision and objectives, showcasing a diverse set of uniquely outstanding candidates. We have proven success recruiting transformative individual contributors and managers across all functions of the organization.

The OTA Difference

OTA partners with leadership, recruiting, and talent teams to unlock the power of your best asset – your people.

Starting from your organizational goals, we assist in recruiting, hiring, and developing top talent, crafting the ideal structure to boost performance. We deploy methodologies inspired by Amazon, Korn Ferry, and Heidrick & Struggles, which we enhance by using AI, to ensure best practices and informed decision-making.

Why Own The Arena

Key Client Benefits

We’re on a mission to up level people and talent. OTA has developed and can deploy proven methods and technologies that will uplevel and optimize your most important resource – your people.


Proven AI powered data driven sourcing and interviewing methods


AI enhanced interviewing processes and team diversification.

Thoughtful Humans

Making smarter more data driven people and talent decisions through the thoughtful use of AI.

How it Works

Plan The Work

Walk through your team’s strengths & gaps, your organization’s values, your challenges, and your interview process overlaid with our proven methods and technology.

Scope the Project

Whether you need to hire one executive or an entire team, we have your back. We’ll walk through your vision, ideal candidate(s), key experiences, and qualities that map to your core values.

Start Building

We’ll get busy sourcing, developing, recruiting, and presenting you with top talent. Each candidate will be both relevant and remarkable in their own right.


We’ll set your interview team up for success with our technology and proven methods. Using our tools you can objectively evaluate each candidate on the basis of their own merit, experiences, and fit with the company culture.

Offer Negotiations

Our team is closing from the start. We will help craft and deliver a compelling offer and bring it through to close.


OTA offers coaching services to get you new hire ready for their transition and the first 90 days in their new role.


OTA provides 7, 30 and 90 day check-ins with both clients and candidates to make sure all is well and offer support if needed.

What Our Clients Say

Ready to win the war for talent?
Let’s go into the arena together.

At the core of our work ethic is honesty, transparency, and strong moral principles. We pride ourselves on delivering compelling results to our clients while also ensuring that every candidate we identify and work with has a positive experience, no matter what the outcome. We believe this is why over 90% of our business is from referrals and return clients.