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 December of 2011, 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. 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 Keene joined the Grapevine team in October, 2012. She recruits sales and management talent on a nationwide basis and works with clients in a variety of industries. Courtney is a transplant from Atlanta, GA to Excelsior, MN. She moved from Alabama to Atlanta upon graduation from college and started her outside sales career. Four years of B2B sales experience and two years of Insurance sales background gave 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. She combines her knowledge and experience in sales with a strong passion and sense of urgency for her clients. Her desire to match the right person to the culture, core values, and beliefs of her clients has enabled her to maintain an extremely high level of client satisfaction. Her ability to effectively listen helps her in exceeding her clients and candidates expectations.
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!
Dan Price joined the Grapevine Team in October 2014. He recruits “Top Notch Talent” and has a well-rounded background and knowledgebase in the financial services, surveillance, and home remodeling industries. After attending Dale Carnegie Sales Training, Dan quickly climbed up the corporate ladder demonstrating the importance of self-improvement and continued education. The opportunity to grow and develop leadership qualities has been a bridge for him in building long-term relationships that are based on the principles of honesty, trust, and integrity. He remains in close contact with his network of connections spanning across a variety of disciplines. In addition, Dan Price has also been successfully involved in key customer-facing-events and tradeshows that have taken him both locally and across the country to promote a positive company image, strengthen relationships with current customers, and develop new business opportunities.
By asking the right questions, being prepared, and understanding the industry trends, Dan has the credentials to take on difficult recruitment assignments and fulfill unique staffing needs. Two words that best describe Dan’s professional recruitment style would be: inquisitive and analytical. He enjoys the research and challenge involved in sourcing a pool of “A+” candidates. He welcomes the notions of stepping outside his “comfort zone” to learn industry specific terminology in order to communicate his message effectively.
Dan graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth in 2007 “Go Bulldogs!!!” earning his degree in Human Resource Management and a minor in Psychology. He currently resides in Eden Prairie, MN. Born and raised in Minnesota he is an enthusiast for outdoor activities ranging from kayaking, boating, biking, or swimming in the summer to snowboarding during winter months. He also owns two guitars (Taylor & Fender) and enjoys playing music with friends and family.
Briony Wright is the Operations Manager at Grapevine – Targeted Sales Recruiting. Briony’s role at Grapevine has evolved as the business has continued to grow. She assisted Andy in launching Grapevine in January of 2012, by handling accounting tasks and a variety of other administrative duties. This allowed Andy to keep his focus on our clients and delivering excellent results as well as customer service and satisfaction.
Prior to her work at Grapevine, Briony was a full time Mom to their three daughters. She enjoys the beautiful Minnesota summers, travel, photography, and spending time with family and friends.