Our Core Focus
Making it easier to hire and develop the right people.
Born in Austin, Growing Everywhere
Since 2007 CareerPlug has worked to make hiring easier for over 14,000 growing companies in the U.S. and Canada. We designed our hiring software for non-HR people so every owner, operator, and hiring manager can make the right hires for their team.
Born in the heart of Austin, Texas, our core mission to make hiring easier has always been our driving force. From owners to candidates, we believe in creating exceptional experiences for everyone. To us that means providing a playbook on How to Hire, making it easier to access best practices, and automating the process so you can focus on what matters: making the right hire!
We care deeply about one another, our clients, and the world around us.
Speak Up, Step Up
We have a voice and we use it to make an impact.
We embody the growth mindset.
Work Together, Win Together
We team up to achieve goals and celebrate accomplishments.
Meet Our Team!
Founder & CEO
Clint founded CareerPlug in 2007 with the simple idea that there was a better way to help employers connect with quality applicants. Today Clint works every day to fulfill CareerPlug’s mission: Make Hiring Easier. Leading by example, Clint loves spending his time developing new ideas and teaching others.
After graduating from the University of Florida, Clint worked in investment banking and strategic marketing; both experiences influenced the development of CareerPlug. He also spent a year away from the business world teaching 5th grade in Boulder.
Clint is passionate about helping others succeed and is involved in numerous mentoring programs. He and his wife, Sarah, are also foster parents. Clint enjoys family time, beach volleyball, and outdoor adventures.
Native to Texas, Jenny graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and joined CareerPlug in 2017. She retired her first career path as a Registered Dietitian after 10 years, and has found her true belonging in business operations.
As CareerPlug’s President, Jenny leads all teams to an aligned effort toward achieving our vision. She works to build healthy and scalable internal systems to equip and empower the CareerPlug teams to bring their best for our clients. She loves contributing new ideas and rethinking the status quo. Jenny really connects with the company’s core values, but especially with our intent to “Keep Growing.”
In her non-work life, Jenny enjoys time with her family, playing drums and performing with the Austin Samba School, and finding excuses to be on the lake.
Vice President of Sales
Chris accidentally started a 20-year career in franchising when he was 18 years old and took a job painting houses for College Pro Painters. That job turned into the ownership of his first franchise (a house painting franchise). While at Monmouth College in IL, he operated his business, played on the varsity football team, and studied to become a teacher.
The taste of entrepreneurship and desire to coach others led Chris deeper into franchising, working with a few franchise brands helping them grow their businesses. He lived in the Chicagoland area his entire life until recently moving his family to Austin, TX.
In his free time Chris coaches youth sports, especially youth football, and spends as much time as he can with his wife and 2 children.
Senior Director of People
Growing up in southern Wisconsin, Natalie attended Emerson College in Boston. After moving to Austin in 2014, they joined the CareerPlug team to work in sales and marketing. As the company grew their role evolved into internal communications and eventually human resources. They made the move to Door County, WI in the summer of 2020 as the company transitioned to Remote First, forever.
In their current role as the Senior Director of People, Natalie works to ensure we put our People First. From helping the company grow with the right people in place, facilitating professional and leadership development programs, and ensuring we operate in alignment with our core values, Natalie is committed to growing the company to be one of the best places to work – anywhere! They also lead CareerPlug’s marketing team and contribute to creating educational content on how to hire, develop, and retain the right people.
In their non-work life, Natalie enjoys writing, hiking, hanging out by the lake, and collecting Monopoly games.
Senior Content Marketing Manager
Originally from Southern California, Desiree Echevarria graduated from Chapman University in 2009 with a degree in Television Production. After working in film and television for the first few years of her career, she pivoted to the tech industry, helping companies create high-quality content to engage readers.
As the Senior Content Marketing Manager, Desiree publishes content that showcases CareerPlug’s hiring expertise and delivers valuable hiring insights to business owners and hiring managers. She spends her free time shopping at Trader Joe’s and eating food that came from Trader Joe’s.
Senior Manager of Client Experience
Kirsten is originally from Mexico, graduated from the University of Hamburg in Germany, and moved in 2013 to the US. She has worked in customer-facing roles and client support for over 20 years and decided to make Client Experience her career for the past 8 years. She worked for web design and e-commerce companies, pivoted into the field of B-Corps and non-profits, and is now back in the tech world.
At CareerPlug, she manages the day-to-day of the Hiring Experts team and does what she is most passionate about: Coaching her team members to be the best they can be. Keep Growing is her favorite CareerPlug value because only when we keep a growth mindset, we can step out of our comfort zone, expand our horizons, improve skills, and aim to be better one day at a time.
Outside of work, Kirsten loves all kinds of crafty and artsy stuff – she is a creative soap maker, loves DIY projects, and is often found in concerts and shows (especially Ska and Irish Punk).
Originally from small town in central Texas, Ashley Johnson graduated from Texas State University in 2013 with a degree in Business Administration. She was hired by CareerPlug as a Talent Specialist in 2014, and moved up to ultimately lead the Recruitment Services team. From there, she pivoted to Implementation, and is now the Implementation Manager.
As the Implementation Manager, Ashley and 3 direct reports function as a transition between Sales and Partner Success in helping our clients get set up and established in our software. She spends her free time raising her 2 dogs, playing cornhole, and perfecting the art of charcuterie.
Creative Design Manager
Kacie was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012 with a degree in Anthropology.
Kacie joined CareerPlug as an intern while still in college in 2012. Post-graduation, she joined the CareerPlug team full-time as a Talent Specialist on the Recruitment Services side of the business, eventually working her way up to be the Recruitment Services Manager. From there, she learned her passion for the internal processes of what makes the business tick and explored other roles at the company, including Internal Support, Implementation, and Quality Management, before eventually finding her home in Design. She is now building a Creative Design branch off of the Marketing team.
Outside of work, you can find Kacie walking her dogs Bixby & Bean along Buffalo Bayou, hanging out with friends (and their pets), and tending to her 40+ house plants.
Tulay has worked in the HR field for over 20 years. She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR, SHRM-CP). She joined CareerPlug in 2021 as the HR Manager on the People Team. Tulay has worked in the public sector as the Director of HR/Safety and private sector as an HR Manager for the oldest home improvement retailer in the US. Tulay is particularly experienced in the business of HR administration and employee wellness with a passion for connecting with people and employee development. An active member of the local and national SHRM Chapter.
Outside of work, Tulay loves do-it-yourself projects (large or small), making crafts, hiking, watching movies, reading, traveling, and is an avid concert goer.
Sales Operations Manager
Zach is from small town Tahoka, Texas. He ventured off and obtained a degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017 with a focus in Finance / Business Administration.
Zach joined CareerPlug as an intern in 2017 which led him to his first full time opportunity with the Sales Team as a Market Development Representative. In progressing his professional career and being exposed to different areas of the business, led him to his current role as the Sales Operations Manager. Improving processes and making life easier for those around him is a key focus in his work ethic.
Outside of work, you can find Zach enjoying a live sporting event, exploring local breweries, trying out a new restaurant and spending time with those close to him.
CareerPlug loves to give back to our employees, our clients, and our community with a goal to contribute 1% of our revenue to charity. Our donation matching program is one of our favorite employee benefits with team members frequently giving to local and national causes. We’ve also partnered with a global reforestation nonprofit to plant a tree for the first hire every client makes!
In 2014, our employees took the initiative to form a Give Back Committee to organize opportunities to give back to our community, which has included volunteer events with Hands on Housing, Safe Place, and Strut Your Mutt. The past couple years we’ve also hosted Maven Youth Tech Camp — a summer program for LGBTQ+ teens to learn about working in technology.
Most notably, we have a strong partnership with Foster Angels of Central Texas, supporting their Toys for Teens Holiday Drive, SkipFest, and other events throughout the year. In 2015 we worked close with Foster Angels to begin a $10,000 scholarship awarded to a foster youth to help continue their education. Since then we’ve awarded new scholarships each year and had CareerPlug employees become mentors to help set up the recipient for long-term success.
Our core value to Be Kind means we care about making a positive impact on the world and we constantly seek out opportunities to help others in our community.
Work At CareerPlug
We are a values-driven company that puts our People First. To us, being one of the best places to work means putting care and purpose into our hiring process, providing meaningful development and training opportunities for our team members, and living our core values every day.