Andy Wright is the owner and an active recruiter at Grapevine – Targeted Sales Recruiting. Andy began his recruiting career in 2003, and has a proven track record of helping companies both large and small increase sales team retention and productivity through recruiting top talent. Prior to launching Grapevine in 2012, Andy held key leadership positions for two Twin Cities-based search firms, training and managing teams of recruiters while developing new business and managing national account relationships.
Andy strives to serve clients and candidates with honesty, integrity and professionalism. His personal style combines aggressive recruiting methods with consultative, positive and highly engaging client and candidate communication. Andy has consistently set himself apart in an extremely competitive industry through delivering on what he promises: high quality candidates, unmatched service levels and an unwavering focus on bottom line results.
Andy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University, and maintains an active Professional in Human Resources (P.H.R.) Certification. He resides in Chaska, Minn. with his wife and three daughters. Aside from fishing, golfing and doing anything to be outdoors, Andy enjoys participation in several local philanthropic organizations including the Carver County Community Action Partnership and Meals on Wheels.
Courtney Crigler joined the Grapevine team in October, 2012. She recruits sales talent on a nationwide basis and works with clients in a variety of industries. Courtney has recently relocated from Atlanta, GA to Excelsior, MN. She moved from Alabama to Atlanta upon graduation from college and started her outside sales career. 4 years of B2B sales experience and 2 years of Insurance sales background has given Courtney an ideal foundation to transition into sales recruiting.
Two words that best describe Courtney’s professional recruiting style would be; straightforward and honest. She enjoys the challenge of finding top notch, passive candidates through cold calling and warm referrals. This approach is most effective in finding highly qualified, long-term hires.
Courtney graduated in 2008 from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and a Minor in Human Development & Family Studies. Originally from the Gulf Coast of Mobile, AL, the snowy North has been quite the adjustment. In her spare time Courtney enjoys college football, traveling, as well as the south Alabama and south Florida beaches. War Eagle!