Provide easy-to-use software and proactive services to make hiring easier
Handcrafted in Austin, TX
Since 2007 CareerPlug has worked to make hiring easier for over 10,000 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.
Growing and innovating in the heart of Austin, 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 are a company that thrives on the creativity and contribution from every member of our team. You can feel something special as you walk through our office and hear us working with clients, sharing our weekly and monthly goals, and collaborating across all our teams — we care about our work, and even better, we love it!
Make Hiring Easier
Focus on ease of use, above all else.
Bring Your Best
Give 100% effort each and every day.
Go Above And Beyond
Lead by example and put in the extra effort to make a memorable impact.
Innovate And Grow Every Day
Take small steps every day to improve ourselves and our business.
Develop a culture of trust and collaboration through genuine conversations.
Work Together, Win Together
Team up to achieve goals and celebrate accomplishments.
Dedicate ourselves to giving back to our clients, team, and community.
Meet Our Team!
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.
Senior Director of Finance & Administration
Garrett grew up in Midland, TX and attended the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation he joined AmeriCorps and then worked as an equity/stock trader before joining CareerPlug in 2008 as the first official employee.
In his current role as Director of Finance & Administration, Garrett develops CareerPlug’s financial strategy, provides key data insights and analysis, and ensures that CareerPlug is Making Hiring Easier for our clients and candidates. Garrett enjoys working at CareerPlug because of the company’s innovative culture that values every employee’s opinion, as well as our dedication to our Core Values, including giving back to the community.
Outside of CareerPlug, Garrett enjoys UT Longhorn sports, golf, travel, and spending time with his family and friends.
Senior Director of Product
After graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, David joined CareerPlug in 2011 as part of the Client Services Team. Three years later he attended MakerSquare’s development bootcamp and began his work as a developer for the company.
In his current role as Senior Director of Product, David provides day-to-day leadership for CareerPlug’s engineering, product, and marketing teams. David enjoys the innovative culture at CareerPlug, especially the open communication that encourages each individual to contribute ideas as well as the dedication the company has to helping employees develop as professionals.
Outside of CareerPlug, David likes to play disc golf, basketball and board games, spend time with his wife and kittens, and run on Austin’s beautiful trails.
Senior Director of Client Operations
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.
In her current role, Jenny leads the Implementation, Success, and Support teams as well as 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 “innovate and grow everyday.”
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.
Director of HR
Growing up in southern Wisconsin, Natalie attended Emerson College in Boston. After moving to Austin in 2014, she joined the CareerPlug team to work in sales and marketing. As the company grew her role evolved into internal communications and eventually human resources.
In her current role as the Director of HR, 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 in Austin.
In non-HR life, Natalie enjoys writing, running, bookstores, collecting Monopoly games, and all things Harry Potter.
Senior Director 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.
Director of Client Success
Katie was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou). After graduation she moved to Austin and worked as a Media Buyer as she kicked off her career, then an Account Manager at a digital media agency. She joined the CareerPlug team in 2014 as a Client Success Manager.
In her current role as Director of Client Success, Katie provides day-to-day leadership and guidance to members of the Success Team, works to build out success strategies, and ensures that with each decision and interaction, CareerPlug is living up to its mission of Making Hiring Easier for all of our clients. Katie enjoys the way CareerPlug truly lives their Core Values every day. They aren’t just words on a wall but instead interwoven throughout daily interactions. Her favorite Core Value is Communicate Openly. Through this value, you are welcomed and invited to build a foundation of trust and honesty with each employee, which ultimately extends to the way we interact with our clients, which is in an open and honest way, with their best interest at heart.
Outside of CareerPlug in her non-work life, Katie practices yoga, travels any chance she gets, and loves all things movies – she considers herself to be quite the movie buff.
Director of Product
Harsha moved to Austin from sunny California to pursue her dreams with CareerPlug.With a background in Computer Science, Harsha has experience across diverse roles and technology areas, with companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 200.
Harsha leads the company’s product strategy, driving CareerPlug’s long-term roadmap and vision for the Applicant Tracking and Onboarding Platform. Harsha is dedicated to building a culture based on bottom-up innovation and collaboration across geographical and organizational boundaries that results in a true one-team approach. She also developed the Product Development Lifecycle to spur customer-focused innovations while ensuring adherence to long-term architecture and design parameters.
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.
Give Back isn’t just a couple of words on our wall. It’s a value that filters our everyday.
Work At CareerPlug
We are a values-driven company that puts our People First. To us, being one of the best places to work in Austin 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.