unlocking the doors

you didn't know
were there

our company

The global drone and robotics markets are going through a rapid rate of acceleration, with innovations and advancements in technology core to their growth. How to attract, retain and build talent strategies in a market where demand significantly outstrips supply, will be integral to realizing this potential. With a wide and deep network across North America, EU and APAC, we connect exceptional talent with exceptional organizations.

As a Founder-lead business we operate with agility and flexibility to match the fast-paced nature and rapidly evolving landscape of the emerging technology markets we serve. We are proud to deliver on recruitment campaigns significantly faster than the industry standard whilst maintaining a world class customer experience. But recruitment is only part of how we add value, take a look at our services to explore other ways we help to elevate our customers.

We are fascinated by technology and have a deep-rooted understanding of the Drone and Robotics markets. Driven by an inquisitive nature, by taking the time to understand your technology and ask the extra question, we can identify your need and provide the solution.

By focusing on highly sustainable markets, we are work with businesses to make the world a cleaner and safer place. Interested in exploring opportunities to work together?

our values



Not your typical transactional recruitment firm. A strategic talent partner that guides and challenges, offering value beyond the resume.



Founder lead, flexible and responsive - reducing your lead time to hire by 52% on the industry average.



Honest and transparent communication, operating with integrity and challenging the recruitment stereotype.



Rapidly evolving and emerging tech markets require inquisitive minds to ask the extra question, understand the bottlenecks and find the solution.



Motivated to achieve your companies’ goals and objectives, driven enough to deliver. Demonstrated by a 98% fill rate on all retained searches.

meet the founder

Richard Nelson

As Founder of Airbotics Talent, Richard has over a decade of experience in international search within the Drone, Robotics and E-Mobility markets.

A self-confessed drone geek, he launched DroneZone in early 2023 to serve as a community hub and support the continued growth of the ecosystem. With a passion for sustainability he is committed to helping shape the future of aviation and clean mobility, reducing carbon emissions and creating a better world to live in. Richard has a track record of helping startups grow their brand, and scale-ups commercialise and thrive operationally. A personable and honest communicator, he works with full transparency and integrity. Richard’s approach is highly consultative and looks to add value to our clients beyond traditional recruitment methods. He operates with complete discretion and will take the time to understand your culture and business challenges.

When not talking drones and robotics, you’ll be able to find him spending some quality time with his wife and two daughters.