One of my clients needed an IT Manager. And I found the best. Really. He was 55. The Hiring Manager, Peter, didn’t want to even have an interview with him because in his opinion, the candidate was too old. I told Peter that if he didn’t interview him I would stop the search. So Peter agreed to see him and guess what. He was hired on spot.
They also needed Financial Managers and in these cases they also hired people being older than their maximum age ranges. I think that putting age limits companies deprive themselves of having the option to get the best of the best professionals they need. I think that you are not recruiting for a certain age, you are recruiting for getting the best professionals on board.