Over the past 14 years I have been working on growing early stage businesses by developing strategy, creating a market focus and developing top management teams. The right leaders, and the right managers around them, are key to executing on the rapid growth plans expected of them. The search for these people was rarely easy, due to the company’s location, its stage of development, or its capitalization. Capstone helped us recruit and develop the effective teams that were the key to growing the technology-focused businesses we invested in. Capstone has been an insightful and dedicated partner, developing effective recruitment plans, doing full “360” evaluations of the existing personnel, and working with Boards to effectively fill these positions.
John Coccocia, FAC Ventures
Capstone goes beyond filling a spot on the org chart – first understanding and defining the real requirements for team-strengthening growth –then delivering! So many recruiters talk the talk, Capstone’s search team walks the walk, with personal experience in technology and manufacturing and a thorough search and qualification process that produces superior candidates and results. Even when we were dealing with tight budgets, tough technology and difficult markets – Capstone delivered super new team members to drive our growth!
John Corey, VP, Innovation Chart Medical
Capstone has a unique ability to blend both the art and science of identifying game changing talent for many of my organizations.
Serial Entrepreneur, Tech Valley Startup
Getting it right, not just getting it done, is the marque of Capstone’s search practice.
VP of Human Resources, Fortune 100 materials sector client
We never worry about technical aptitude; the senior staff at Capstone always comes up to speed on every search. Technical fluency is part of the company’s backbone.
CTO, Software start-up
As we have grown, CMC-KUHNKE has partnered with Capstone to fill a number of key positions. Throughout the process, Capstone first and foremost have been as invested as us in relentlessly searching for the strongest additions to our team, and ensuring the long term success of our company. Capstone ensure they have absolute clarity on who we are, understanding the direction we want to go, and that we are all on the same page as to how this should be achieved. In uncovering talent to add to our team, Capstone have proven both tireless and tenacious in uncovering high caliber professionals, and then ensuring that any potential candidate is a great match for the company, position, and our goals. I have no doubt that a key part of CMC-KUHNKE’s aggressive short and long term growth plans will include partnering with Capstone to deliver superior members to the CMC-KUHNKE organization.
John Wagg, Sales and Operations Manager, CMC-KUHNKE
I have worked with Capstone for over ten years across several businesses.  When faced with an important or difficult hire, I have consistently passed over the national firms in favor of Capstone.  They have always provided so much more than just candidates; they help us to refine what role it is we truly need, the innate characteristics of the ideal candidates, and then they go find them.  I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Joseph Smith, Director of Operations, Creative Materials Corp
Capstone was able to lead Albany Med through a recruiting effort of two highly critical positions requiring specific material competencies.
Bill Duax, AVP Information Services, Albany Medical Center
Having worked with Capstone for more than 15 years, I am delighted to provide an enthusiastic endorsement.  The company’s proven success in the challenging task of matching highly qualified talent to the needs of an organization is unparalleled.  Their thoughtful, organized approach includes establishing a thorough understanding of the organization’s needs, balanced with a comprehensively structured communication plan.  Capstone’s leadership lends their exceptional talents and expertise in providing critical thinking and business perspective to the recruiting process and partners with their clients to provide insight, guidance and transparent communications.  One aspect of Capstone’s approach that I feel differentiates them from the competition is the ability to quickly understand complex organizations and provide strategic and practical advice.  Their ability to stimulate thought-provoking exploration has resulted in some fantastically creative recruiting solutions, which have exceeded our expectations.  The firm’s demonstrated professionalism, integrity and candor has made them a trusted advisor that I can confidently turn to for guidance in solving my most challenging recruiting needs. 
Melissa Lassor SPHR,CPCC Chief Human Resources Officer, Principal, National A/E Firm
We have worked with large national retained search firms, Capstone spends more time understanding our needs and delivering the highest level of consistent service.
VP Talent Management, Top Tier Professional Services Firm
I have worked with Capstone for the past 16 years, and I have been impressed with both their process and results. We engaged them in over 60 searches; each was well planned and executed. When we started working with Capstone, MapInfo was a small software company and as we grew, much of our growth required very skillful professionals who had been through rapid growth in their own careers. Capstone took the time to understand our business, our vision for the future, and culture. As a result, the searches that they conducted for us were right on target. This allowed us to achieve our rapid growth, and helped us reach our growth objectives. MapInfo grew annual revenues from $40 Million, to approximately $200Million during our relationship. At times Capstone built entire functional teams, so that we could enter new markets rapidly, and enhances our position with our current customers.  They positioned us effectively in a highly competitive market and they were able to draw individuals to us, from other geographies, and top-notch companies. We were constantly amazed at the quality of the candidates that they presented, which at the time was something that we could not have accomplished on our own.
John Cavalier, CEO MapInfo/Pitney Bowes Business Intelligence
Capstone, is a very important part of the growth of Tech Valley. They are very community minded, with strong commitments to education, and the arts. Their ability to promote Tech Valley, as one of the rapidly emerging High Tech areas of the country, has greatly enhanced their ability to recruit outstanding individuals to the area.
EVP Sales & Marketing, Renewable Energy Client
I have known Capstone for over twenty years, and worked with them as both a candidate and a client. The partners bring a depth of knowledge and attention to detail not usually found in the recruiting process of even national firms. After spending time to clearly understand the needs of the organization, Capstone works as a true business partner to ensure the best fit for both parties, taking a personal interest in the success in meeting the goals of the company and the individual, guiding the process every step of the way.
Mike Newell, CEO Ener-G-Rotors