• National firm, headquartered in Sausalito, CA (SF Bay Area), supporting hiring and staffing nationwide
  • Our services: management consulting, employee recruitment (FTE hiring), contract-to-hire (CTH) and temporary staffing
  • Industries:  Technology/IT, Management Consulting, Fintech/Banking, Consumer Products, Biotech/Pharmaceutical, Utilities
  • MSP rankings – consistently the #1 Top Quality Supplier (quality of candidate, interviews to hires, and overall quality and compliant supplier)
  • Capstone is 100% woman owned, operated, and managed day to day
  • Our CEO, Cindy Reuter, has a degree in Computer Science and prior professional experience performing technical implementations and consulting  (IBM, Accenture and others).  Our Director of Recruiting, Sheryl Darling, was a former technical Project Manager at a Fortune 500 firm.
  • Unlike other technical recruiting firms, we do not offshore recruiting. Our recruiters are US citizens located in California and Texas, who have prior professional experience in business operations or in technology (IT). In our experience using offshore recruiters or recruiters on visas limits attracting qualified candidates, and can result in less qualified candidates. Additionally, we seek to provide the best “Candidate Experience”, highly valued by our clients’ Human Resource (HR) teams. Our recruiters communicate more effectively with candidates to describe our clients and their roles, we understand conversational nuances, and have deeper conversations resulting in attracting the types of qualified candidates our clients seek.
  • Our approach is partnership, and our results are professional. As a prime supplier, we knowingly represent our clients to candidates, by providing a level of professionalism equivalent to our clients’ HR teams.
  • We mitigate operational compliance and hiring risks, through our solid understanding of HR and payroll tax laws, W2, 1099, subcontracting, and visa/immigration issues (our legal partner is Littler Mendelson, the world’s leading employment and labor law firm)
  • Capstone is 10 years old, and our CEO’s longevity in staffing is 28 years
  • Differentiation facts:
    • We attract and recruit from a broader pool of candidates, not just the pool of candidates being marketed to us by 3rd parties
    • Our knowledge of technology and business lead to detailed candidate questions related to their role, the scope of their work, their knowledge of tools, on what type of applications or campaigns they worked, and in what type environment. Hiring managers appreciate this additional insight of scale, scope and application or environment.
    • During candidate interviews, we audit for actual knowledge of client qualifications (not just a keyword search), then summarize each candidate’s relevancy
    • Clients save time in screening resumes and in interviewing unqualified candidates. Our Summary also deepens interview conversations.
    • We submit only qualified candidates, and update clients regarding the market if we can’t find the precise person they seek
    • To ensure the success of our clients, our consultants, and Capstone, we actively manage our engaged contractors and consultants
  • WBENC and WOSB  –  Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE – 100% )
  • e-Verify and equal opportunity employer

WBENC –  National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification (certified WBE) # WBE1700507

California Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

WOSB – Women Owned Small Business  –  # WOSB170871

We are proud to be affiliated currently or previously with the following leading organizations:

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

American Staffing Association (ASA)

Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC)

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

California Public Utility Commission (CPUC)

Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco and Sausalito

California Public Utility Commission (CPUC)

541611 – Administrative Management and General Management Consulting

561320 – Temporary Help Services

561311 – Employment Placement Agencies

541612 – Human Resources and Executive Search Consulting Services

611430 – Professional and Management Development Training


Our team is the heart of Capstone. Meet the management responsible for delivering on service and quality.

Cindy Reuter

CEO & Founder

Sheryl Darling

Director of Recruiting Services

Ruth McDonald

Operations Manager

Capstone is a privately held, staffing and placement firm. We provide expertise and services to companies and governmental entities nationwide. An award-winning firm (San Francisco Business Times, INC. Magazine’s List of the Fastest Growing American Companies, Staffing Industry Analysts/SIA List), our focus on candidate quality and subsequent methodology differentiates us from other firms, and is responsible for our growth. Our industry knowledge spans professional, technical, analytical, and strategic roles in predominantly STEM industries. We provide professionals for temporary positions and consulting projects.

Our quality methodology is rooted in process. We continually research new technologies utilized by our clients, and develop interview questions to ask candidates. Unlike others, we conduct an in depth candidate interview, to assess and summarize the candidate’s relevant experience per our client’s requirements at the top of their resume, thus minimizing the hiring manager’s resume review, screening time, and candidate selection. Clients attest our process makes their hiring more productive, less time consuming, and increases hiring of the best qualified candidate.

Capstone’s mission is to provide the highest quality staffing and consulting expertise at reasonable rates. Our values are: transparency, integrity, and to exceed client expectations. We are straight forward, and listen to our clients to understand their current state, challenges, expectations, and anticipated outcomes, then find the expert – whether for professional, strategy, technology, or analytical roles – who can help our clients succeed.

We also give back to our local communities. We are shortly launching software for students to explore digital careers at future employers as well as the skills those employers seek.

Capstone has received numerous local and national awards: Best Staffing Firm To Work For by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). Capstone was the #2 Fastest Growing Company in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2013, and #27 in 2014. For 7 years now, we have been one of the Top 100 Women Businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area (SFBT). Nationally, Capstone was #250 on INC. Magazine’s INC. 500 List of the Fastest Growing Companies in the US in 2014.

We thank our clients, partners, candidates, and consultants for contributing to our growth and success over many years!





We work with the very best. We are proud to have staffed some of the most prestigious companies and teams in the world.

Staffing Industry Analysts: 2017 – Best Staffing Firms To Work For

San Francisco Business Times: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 – Top 100 Women Business in the Bay Area List

INC Magazine: 2014 – #250 on the INC. 500 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

San Francisco Business Times: 2014 (#27) and 2013 (#2) – Fasting Growing Private Company List


No request is too big or too small for our team. If it matters to you, it matters to us. Let us make your next hiring decision be the best you ever made.