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John Gruenwald founded iHireAssociates in San Diego, California in 2006 and relocated to Denver, Colorado in 2008. John manages a full-cycle recruitment desk with a focus on recruiting senior level developers, engineers and other professionals that support talent needs for high-growth technology companies.

His headhunting experience includes recruiting in the following markets: Colorado (Boulder, Denver and Denver Tech Center), Southern California (San Diego) and Northern California (Bay Area/Silicon Valley). He has an in-depth understanding of recruitment processes, employee selection for startups and is an expert in direct placement recruitment, Internet sourcing and human resources management for Fortune 500 and startup software companies. John is an active member and services on the Board of Directors for The Rocky Mountain Association of Recruiters (RMAR).

Prior to establishing iHireAssociates, John worked for a handful of startup software companies in California. John has held leadership positions in human resources management, corporate recruitment, technical staffing, and contingent search and recruitment consulting. John is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Human Resources Management and Small Business Management. In addition to his bachelors’ degree, John earned a technical degree in Digital Electronics from Milwaukee Tech.

John lives in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood and outside of the work enjoys traveling, boating, camping, mountain biking, snowboarding, reading, abstract art, design, music, HiFi audio electronics, fine wine, and Thai cooking.

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