Author Archives: Josh Ashton

About Josh Ashton

Josh is SendGrid’s Senior Director of People. In this role, he brings over a decade of experience in HR and Talent Acquisition. Prior to joining SendGrid, Josh led recruiting at DigitalGlobe, Inc., where in the span of 3 years he helped double the size of the company from 350 to 700 employees. Josh’s hybrid HR skill set of developing current employees as well as recruiting new ones has helped startup organizations to Fortune 500 companies attract, retain, and develop employees. He believes that business is 90% people and culture eats strategy for lunch.

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Diversity and Inclusion at SendGrid | Past, Present, and Future

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It has been approximately one year since we publicly released our diversity and inclusion figures and strategy. Joining other progressive tech companies, we view diversity as a key driver of our company’s success. We also feel it is important to be transparent and shine the light on the ongoing efforts needed to be a more diverse and inclusive organization and industry. Today, we would like to update our statistics, progress, and share an evolved plan. By the Numbers Let’s take a glance into our diversity figures and compare year over year. First, some quick context on how we categorize tech


Diversity at SendGrid

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Today we are taking the next step in our diversity efforts by releasing our demographic figures. We may not be the first to do this, however we are glad to be part of the movement in the tech industry to make it more diverse and inclusive. By becoming transparent with our figures we hope to not only positively influence the industry as a whole, but also hold ourselves accountable to continually measure and take steps to improve.     We have a multi-pronged strategy to help change the diversity imbalance both internally at SendGrid and in the industry as a


SendGrid Expands to Denver

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2012 has been a big year for SendGrid. We’ve hit the 50 billion emails sent milestone, reached 100 employees, and now serve over 60,000 customers. As a result, it should come as no surprise that this big year has tested the limits of our Boulder office. That’s why we are excited to announce that SendGrid will be opening a new office in Denver to supplement the downtown Boulder headquarters. Related PostsStartup Resources Delivering Beers Hand Over Wrist! Simulating Pokemon with SendGrid (and an Audience) SendGrid Delivered hits NYC September 12 Customer Success Story: Award Winning Digital Agency, Cyber-Duck Benefits from