A great piece by the founder of BrightRoll.  He underlines that his company succeeded thanks to recruiting high impact and high-priced leaders to solve specific problems for his business. Start ups often get sucked into the trap of skimping on recruiting spend or trying to "hack" the process. 

For in-demand execs, recruiting is an efficient market.  Gimmicks don't work. Shortcuts often put companies behind their competition and makes them an also-ran in the talent market.  There are no good shortcuts.  You attract great candidates with a compelling product, an engaged process, and wealth-creating compensation.