About Grindstone Recruiting

For more than 20 years, technology companies have turned to John and Bev as a trusted partner in recruiting and workforce expansion. Our clients are start-up, early-stage and high-growth companies that drive change and innovation through software, mobile, digital media and wireless solution development.

Our goal is to help you take your business to the next level by providing a complete range of customized, hands-on services. Depending on your distinct needs, we create recruitment infrastructures, advise on hiring practices and find superior candidates for R&D, sales, marketing, finance and operations positions.

When you partner with Grindstone Recruiting, you benefit from the full knowledge and expertise of Beverly Vandegrift and John Sanford, who personally oversee every aspect of your project. Seasoned technology recruiters and consultants with decades of experience, they have provided strategic recruitment services for high-tech organizations at all stages of the business life cycle.

In addition to her work with numerous start-up and emerging companies, Beverly has designed and executed recruitment programs for Vignette, Spanning, AllClear ID and the University of Texas at Austin . Early in her career, she placed 100+ young professionals in The White House, Congressional offices and other prestigious positions.

John Sanford has nearly two decades of recruiting experience in the Austin market. He entered this field at a pivotal time—as Austin emerged as a leader in the technology industry. Over the years, he has developed an extensive database of clients and top-tier candidates through his work with a respected recruitment agency, as a corporate recruiter, and as director of his own firm. He joined forces with Beverly Vandegrift to launch Grindstone Recruiting in 2013.

John knows the talent, he understands business operations, and he has proven experience managing the full recruiting life cycle. He readily finds and places candidates in a wide range of technology positions, including senior executives, team leaders, architects, UI/UX designers, and software engineers across the stack.

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