“Our passion for engineering, technology and business and how they dramatically influence organizational outcomes are a huge advantage in connecting and communicating with candidates and our clients…”
– Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson, Founder

Ms. Johnson has over twenty-five years of experience in retained search. A passion for participating in the development of new technologies has formed the cornerstone of Ms. Johnson’s professional life. Graduating from Union College in Schenectady, NY with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a concentration in Engineering Economics, Ms. Johnson leveraged her technical, business and communication skills into senior assignments in manufacturing and product engineering at Texas Instruments and Apple Computer. During her tenure with Apple Computer, she was selected to lead the first team responsible for the transfer of Apple’s desktop systems manufacturing operations to Singapore.

In 1995 she founded Capstone. The initial focus of the firm was on building and attracting teams for early stage and high growth, technology driven businesses regionally and internationally. Having completed over 900 searches spanning 18 years, Capstone, Inc. has developed a distinguished track record in the recruitment of highly accomplished leaders and senior technologists across the nation and has been honored by the Small Business Council of New York State with the Entrepreneurial Enterprise Award. In many instances Capstone has been instrumental in partnering with VC and PE firms to build the majority of the senior leadership and technical teams for portfolio companies. Ms. Johnson was recently selected by the Center for Economic Growth in Albany, NY as the Technology Mentor of the Year.

In addition to her business pursuits, Amy actively participates in the Tech Valley community on several Boards including Proctor’s Theater, The Center for Economic Growth, and The Dean’s Council for the Lally School and the Severino Center for Entrepreneurship at Rensselaer, The Graduate School of Union College and the Board of Vly Point. Ms. Johnson has served five consecutive terms as a CEO Guide/Mentor in the Center for Economic Growth’s CEO CONNEX program and was an inaugural member on the planning committee for Tech Valley High School (A Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored school of Excellence) and is currently the Chair of the Business Alliance for the High School.