Articles by 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

SendGrid Diversity and Inclusion 2015

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 vs. non tech, as this definition tends to vary by company. Our delineation starts and ends with whether or not Read More ›

Diversity at SendGrid


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 whole: Community – We are very active in championing various groups across the diversity spectrum. Our primary activity is towards Read More ›

SendGrid Expands to Denver

Denver Skyline

Denver Skyline2012 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. Read More ›