Not all heroes
wear capes.

Genius algorithm-builders by day.
Obsessive tech-vetters & matchers by night.
OUR Team

Meet our killer team

Nice guys & gals who chase GOATS — and snub the rest

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Joshua Lintz
Founder & CEO

Joshua is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Talentcrowd. Since starting Talentcrowd in 2022, he has worked endlessly to bring together some of the best minds in staffing—people who know, first-hand, the frustrations and shortcomings of traditional hiring and flexible work and who possess the gumption and prowess to fix it. He oversees daily operations and plans for the long-term future growth of the company. Joshua is married, a girl dad, a dog dad, and he loves to ski (alpine), exercise, and play golf in his spare time.

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Amanda Frye
COO & Head of Operations

As Head of Operations, Amanda is responsible for strategic vision, growth and performance. However, her most valued capital is our people. She is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of diverse experience within the technology, marketing and project management space. A Michigan native, Amanda is married with 3 kids, and enjoys camping and off-roading in the summer.

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Mike Volpi
Head of Sales

Born and raised in Colorado with a love for all things outdoors, including running, fly fishing, snowboarding and most importantly, spending time with my family.  20 years of knowledge and experience in solution sales and recruiting process across several different arenas, specifically Information Technology and Business Management. Proven success with the upper-level management and expansion of customer accounts, driving deal momentum, guiding and simplifying the buying process. Solid team player with the ability to multitask and work well with people. Building relationships with all levels of management, establishing customer confidence, accountability, and coach on best practices.

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Melissa Garcia

Melissa is the administrative glue that holds us all together. She comes to us with nearly a decade of experience and is excited to continue growing here with us. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with family, and helping people. She was raised in Maui, HI before attending and graduating at California State University, Chico.

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You could be next!

Maybe you’re here because…

  • You want to work with accomplished people who value agency, engagement, and wellbeing.
  • You’re tired of working in a silo — and you want to connect with top-tier technologists who can help improve your game.
  • You’ve heard that we stand up for work-life balance, flexible schedules, and your ability to work remotely.

You're in the right place!

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Cameron Shumway
Director of Sales Operations

Enthusiastic and optimistic sales professional with over 10 years of experience selling technology solutions. Skilled at developing and maintaining client relationships. Cameron is married with 2 kids, loves sports, traveling, horseback riding and being outdoors.


When we’re not busy vetting out 92% of
tech candidates, we tell Dad jokes

Why did the IT guy cross the road?
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To get a WIFI signal to record his time in OUTATIME
To get a byte to eat...
To get away from the person who just logged a support ticket.
To GIT to the other side.
Because the chicken was Control/Alt/Del-icious...
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Talentcrowd was born
out of AAAARGH

Josh, in one of his finer moments
Doing a bit of off-roading. Obvz.

One fine Tuesday, CEO-to-be Joshua was at Coffee Cycle in San Diego brainstorming amazing startup ideas when it hit him:

Why NOT curate an exclusive network of uber-talented techies and developers for companies in need?

Nice story…
but here’s what really happened.

In the wee hours one cold winter night, Joshua’s annoyance level finally hit the roof. He was DONE getting catfished by recruiters who kept pawning off candidates that were all talk and no walk (and no C++).

The tech-recruitment system had to change.

If no one else would do it, he would do it himself.
With his equally frustrated, equally motivated tech buddies, of course.

Putting their heads together, these hustlers came up with some ground rules for a company that would fix tech hiring for real.

And from then on, every tech founder lived happily ever after.
(At least the ones who found Talentcrowd)


The truths we hold to be self-evident

Or, why clients write us soppy love letters.


Strive to lead the Future of Work:

For the individual to work when and
where they are most productive

For companies to be able to hire
more broadly and to be able to
shrink and expand according to
their needs


Help independent talent unlock their potential.


Obsess over our customers and work backwards from there. Hint: everyone is a customer: clients, freelancers, employees, vendors.

4Remote-First. No rigid structure.

Intentionally informal.


Create Value. We do what we promised to each other, customers, and users. We care about what you achieve: the code you shipped, the user you made happy, and the team member you helped. We're tenacious. We give agency. And we bias for action.


Be weird.


Stay Hungry, Stay Frugal.
Do more with less. Spend company money like it's your own.


Give a shit.
It's simple and it's rewarding. Do good work.


Be on the offense – always. Set the bar high and then raise it higher.

Team Building
Join us

Can’t stand BS? You are our people

Experience is important - but performance matters more.

If You...

  • Operate as a craftsman
  • Ask the right questions
  • Love to geek out
  • Are prepared to die on the hill of remote-first
  • Have a passion for quality


FYI: We have a neat hazing process, where employees pinky-promise to abide by our values.

(no blood oaths, we’re not primitive)

Cool companies who dig
working with us

Confidential Fortune 500
Confidential Online Gaming
Childrens Health

Cool techies who
dig working with us

Claudia Van den Heuvel

“Working with Talentcrowd changed my career!”

Working with Talentcrowd changed my career! The clients I get to work with are top-notch. The team is supportive and professional, and the banter with my colleagues always leaves me with a smile.

Claudia Van den Heuvel
Designer/Business Analyst
Ryan Robinson

“It's all the work and none of the BS.”

I’m digging what you got going on here so far. It’s all the work and none of the BS. And it’s good, smart folks. Thanks so much for bringing me in

Ryan Robinson
UI/UX Designer
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“Thank you for all the opportunities, Talentcrowd!”

As a software consultant, I look for clients that match my skills and provide interesting work. Talentcrowd has matched me up with diverse companies with ample opportunities for career growth. Thank you for all the opportunities, Talentcrowd! You’ve got a set of amazing people behind the scenes that made it all possible.

Henry Lai
Software Engineer

Talentcrowd is
obsessed with our

Hint: everyone is a customer:

Clients, Freelancers, Employees & Vendors

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