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Big News From Capstone!

We’ve Moved! And We’re Now Closer to the Businesses We Serve

We are very excited about the relocation of our corporate headquarters to the Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center – the BACC – at Albany Medical Center! Our new location places us at the center of the Capital Region’s emerging biotechnology market and returns us to the entrepreneurial setting in which we began.

As a retained search firm deeply engaged with both the technology sector and start-up community, we are thrilled that our new location will allow us to be more accessible to young biotech companies seeking services related to growth strategy and team building. Stay tuned for news on upcoming educational programs we will be offering for start-ups as well.

Capstone was founded on the belief that people are a company’s biggest asset. That is why, for over 20 years, we have been dedicated to helping companies find the right human capital. Our expertise is in aligning ideal candidate attributes with the strategic goals of your organization. Through targeted sourcing strategies and diverse assessment tools, we find the right talent and the best fit.

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Our top priority is building long-term relationships with our clients and investing in the future of our region and our country. Please contact us to tour our new offices at the BACC. While you are here, we would love to speak with you about your business goals for 2016.

New Address
43 New Scotland Avenue, #MC25
Albany, NY 12208-3412
Phone: 518-783-9300

Entrepreneurship at the Brown School in Schenectady

Ms. Johnson discusses leadership and team building with eighteen  6th through 8th grade students studying entrepreneurship.

http://brownschool.org/

Governor Cuomo delivers remarks celebrating decision to locate upstate casino in Schenectady.

Ms. Johnson attends announcement for upstate Casino site to be located in Schenectady, NY while representing Proctor’s as an Board member.  She also maximized her time with the Governor to acknowledge his support for the  Start UP NY Program that the Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center (BACC) at AMC recently received.  Ms. Johnson was recently named an Entrepreneur in Residence at the BACC.

 

Join our team! Currently hiring retained search associate

Capstone, Inc. is seeking a digitally-savvy, motivated and dynamic Search Associate who will play an integral role in identifying the best and the brightest business leaders and technologists for our client companies.  Founded in 1995, our search practice partners with Employer of Choice organizations that are growing into new markets and technologies and solving the world’s most interesting challenges. Over the past 25 years we have established expertise in virtually every major industry and functional area and have partnered with clients ranging from early stage companies to global enterprises. Our practices include: Technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Distribution, Professional Services and Family Owned Businesses.  We pride ourselves on providing positive, proactive and highly responsive client and candidate communication. Since our inception, Capstone has worked with countless organizations across the country and our success is measured by the decades that clients continue to use our services.

Search associates are a critical component of our team who in partnership with our firm’s leadership are responsible for many of the elements of our search process, these include: working with the client to define the role and crafting position profiles from this process, developing company target lists; identifying and generating prospective passive candidates via online resources, qualifying candidates through phone and Skype interviewing and conducting references on our candidates of choice.

Location: Latham, NY (Albany Region)

What are we looking for in you?

You’re a multi-tasking wizard and able to successfully manage multiple projects and searches
You’re confident in the social media world and passionate about helping people
You are creative and tenacious in finding ways to find talent and yet you think strategically
You are extremely responsive and also pay attention to details
You have excellent social media and MS Office Skills
You have great judgment, are self motivated and work independently
You communicate proactively with clients and candidates
You value your education and have an undergraduate degree at a minimum

Please Contact: Amy Johnson, President
amyj@capstone-inc.com

Amy Johnson Honored with Women of Excellence Award

Amy Johnson was chosen as one of seven women to join the ranks of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber “Women of Excellence” for achieving a high level of professional success and community involvement. Nominated for “Excellence in Business”, Ms Johnson was selected from numerous nominees by a committee of previous award recipients.

Why Recruiters Will Be at the Heart of Our Corporate Future

As we transition into a society driven by social media, some within the recruiting and human resource profession are questioning the unique value proposition for executive recruiters as social networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook become increasingly popular recruitment tools.

 

An article by Adrian Kinnersley called Why Recruiters Will Be at the Heart of Our Corporate Future explains, quite convincingly, why there will always be a place for retained search firms such as Capstone.  At Capstone, we provide a holistic and book end process for the staffing needs of our clients. Almost 20 years of experience working with client companies from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations has taught us that by aligning a client’s organizational structure with the organization’s strategic goals positions us to dramatically influence the efficiency and eventual outcome of these strategic initiatives.   Beyond just filling key roles on a client’s team, our external perspective can often help identify solutions that those too close to the problem cannot see, resulting in more robust outcomes.  This approach, coupled with our ability to find and evaluate passive candidates that poses both exceptional EQ and IQ talent, adds significant value to an organization beyond the simple upfront cost savings that social networking tools may bring to the recruiting process.

Capstone Named March 2013 Partner of the Month by TVHS

Capstone is proud to be named  Partner of the Month for March 2013 by Tech Valley High School, joining the likes of GE, Momentive, and M&T Bank as companies within the region who have held this distinction.  The following excerpt from the TVHS web site describes the school’s partnership with Capstone.

“Capstone has been involved in Tech Valley High School® since its inception and Amy Johnson has chaired the school’s Business Alliance from the start. She has used her organization’s knowledge and connections with high tech partners to help recruit volunteers and work sites for curriculum connections and student field work. With Capstone’s help, more than150 representatives from these groups are recruited each year to volunteer their time and expertise to the school. Through these efforts Capstone is setting the stage to ensure the region has a qualified and ready workforce for many years to come. Amy’s countless volunteer hours and those of the partners she and her company recruit set the stage for students to learn the value of giving back to the community that supports them.”

Tech Valley High School Forms Partnership with CNSE

Tech Valley High School announced this week they have partnered with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Albany and plan to relocate in CNSE for the 2014-15 school year.  This strategic location will give Tech Valley High’s students exposure to the world’s largest nanotechnology facilities as well as professional development from first-class teachers and mentors.  Capstone President Amy Johnson sits on the board of directors at TVHS and offered these thoughts regarding the partnership, “I am extremely proud to have been a part of Tech Valley High since it’s inception in 2007.  The move to the School of NanoScale Science and Engineering is extremely significant in the path to building a true co-learning environment for our students with the Business Community.  Our new location will not only provide huge benefits to the students of our own High School but it will also serve as a model for other high schools in our region, across the state of New York and across the Country for STEM education and project based learning.”

 

Tech Valley High School was founded in 2007 with the goal of developing within their students the skills necessary to succeed in college and tomorrow’s workforce.  While an emphasis is placed on math, science, and technology, classes are also taught in arts, foreign language and other disciplines ensuring students receive a well-rounded education.   For more information on Tech Valley High School, please visit www.techvalleyhigh.org.

CEG 2013 Technology Innovation Awards

The Center for Economic Growth has released the application for the 17th annual Technology Innovation Awards, which honor the region’s most innovative and growth-oriented companies and individuals.  Last year’s winners included GE, Ener-G-Rotors, and CMC Kuhnke. CEG is committed to fostering economic growth throughout the Capital region and Tech Valley by offering business development strategies to local companies as well as attracting technological investment throughout the region.  As this is an open application process, both individuals and companies are encouraged to apply at www.ceg.org.

Capstone Completes Two Mid-level Management Searches for Tech Valley Clients

Capstone recently completed searches with two longstanding, valued partners in the capital region.  Our firm teamed with CMC-Kuhnke, a leading developer of metrology equipment for the canning industry, to identify a seasoned professional for the new role of International Sales Manager.  As an integral part of CMC’s high performance sales and service team, this position will play a crucial role in the company’s continued growth.  Capstone also partnered with Mohawk Paper, a leading developer of premium grade specialty paper, in a search for the newly created role of Director, Public Relations.  We wish both Mohawk Paper and CMC-Kuhnke continued success and look forward to the opportunity to partner with them in the future.