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Who Is MacStadium?

MacStadium is the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud solutions for macOS and iOS app development and projects. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA with more than 100 employees worldwide, they sustain 10,000 servers, five data centers (including two in Europe) and customers all over the world.

The Challenge

In 2017, MacStadium was preparing for growth. They had just under 30 employees at the time, with no in-house recruiting or HR.  Greg McGraw, CEO, and Michael Landreth, CFO, knew they could no longer continue to manage the HR responsibilities themselves.

Having engaged with Hire Ventures the past, Greg knew the on-demand, scalable HR and recruiting services would be an ideal fit as the company prepared to grow.

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The Solution – Finding & Keeping Talent

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Developing hiring and onboarding systems

MacStadium had big hiring goals and planned to more than triple in size over a 12-month period. Creating an in-house recruiting process and system was critical as was getting away from the reliance on contingency fee recruiting firms. Their hiring process also required a high level of security and compliance, which meant establishing HR controls, background screening and a commitment to hiring.

Scaling any company in a sustainable manner requires establishing a hiring framework and an in-house system. With the support of Greg and his executive team, we implemented an applicant tracking system and developed a custom hiring framework that supported security and reporting requirements, from background screening and reference checks, to offer negotiations and new hire onboarding.

With our hourly on-demand recruiting model, we helped MacStadium triple in growth and build a sustainable org structure.

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An all-in-one, HR tech solution

With the surge in the employee headcount, it was clear that MacStadium had outgrown the PEO solution. The thought of transitioning away from a PEO can be daunting. It requires overhauling the entire HR ecosystem, from payroll and benefits admin to reconfiguring all employee documentation and compliance. This process is challenging since these services are intertwined and most PEO providers do not make leaving easy.  That’s when we brought our HRIS partner to the table.

“It was clear from our first demo that the customization and functionality of the system were incredibly robust,” says Michael Landreth, CFO. “Not only did it offer the technology for HRIS, payroll, and benefits administration, but it offered brokerage services as well. It provided all the advantages of ‘bundling’ we’d gotten from the PEO, but with a better user experience and smaller price tag. We were sold.”

With our expertise in the implementation and setup, we do the heavy lifting for our clients to ensure the implementation is done correctly and timely.  This solution provided MacStadium a streamlined global HR platform, integrating recruiting, payroll and benefits with a huge cost savings and the ability to scale and customize as their needs change.


The strong HR foundation we built for MacStadium helped to create a culture where employees have been able to thrive, which has been key to finding and keeping talent in high-growth organizations.

This underscores the transformative power of a comprehensive HR tech solution – without the high price of a PEO. MacStadium’s seamless transition to a more customized and progressive HR solution, implemented by Hire Ventures, not only resulted in substantial financial savings but also provided an adaptable platform to meet their evolving needs.

In today’s dynamic business environment, the value of a trusted partner like Hire Ventures is key.