About Us

About Cornerstone RPO

Cornerstone RPO (CRPO), based in Richmond, VA, is a leader in talent acquisition solutions and one of the most diverse RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) companies in the United States. CRPO offers a collaborative and adaptive approach to meet the recruitment needs of our clients.

Over the last 10 years, CRPO has delivered recruitment outsourcing solutions across all functions for the following industries: Financial Services, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Hospitality, and Non-Clinical Healthcare in both the public and private sectors. Our clients range in size from small private firms of 50 employees up to large Fortune 100 organizations.

At Cornerstone RPO, our mission is to provide top notch recruiting services and help companies succeed, not just survive. Whether your situation involves rapid growth or a slower, controlled expansion CRPO has the solution for you.

Our Principals

Rodney Ashby

Rodney Ashby is the Managing Principal of Cornerstone RPO and co-owns delivery, offering executive leadership and oversight over all of Cornerstone RPO’s operations and engagements. His role extends into the business development process serving as Cornerstone RPO’s subject matter expert in recruiting strategies, process design and project execution.

Rodney’s background of success started on the hard court as a Division I starting Center and Captain of his alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also earned his B.S. Degree. His basketball career continued beyond his collegiate days and beyond the U.S. borders, playing professional basketball in Brazil and touring through Europe playing against the Harlem Globetrotters.

After coaching back at VCU, Rodney hung up his size 15 high tops and moved into the world of recruitment. Early in this new career Rodney found his professional passion, rising rapidly through the ranks of the nation’s largest IT and Communications Staffing Firm. After several years in leadership roles with a national management consulting firm specializing in Talent Acquisition, Rodney’s entrepreneurial instincts led him to cofound his own recruiting consulting company, Cornerstone RPO.

Dave Kenworthy

Dave co-owns delivery within Cornerstone RPO, offering executive leadership and oversight over Cornerstone RPO’s engagements. Dave’s focus is to provide thought leadership and drive strategy, focusing on the acquisition and development of CRPO’s consultants and creating effective value propositions for our clients.

Dave began consulting in the recruitment space 15 years ago with RD Raab, a leader and pioneer in RPO. During his time at RDR he supported and led engagements with many of the top financial services and software applications firms in the nation. Dave moved on from RDR to become a Partner at Cornerstone RPO.

Consultant Spotlight

Kevin Trapp

Kevin Trapp

Kevin has been employed with Cornerstone RPO since March 2014. A former professional soccer player, Kevin has found a good home for his competitiveness while establishing a 6 year track record of success in recruiting. He was a four-year starter at James Madison University and was introduced to recruiting as a career from a former teammate. He currently resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife Chelsea and their 3 year old Pit/Lab mix, Hunter.

Ashley Abbruzzese

Ashley Abbruzzese

Ashley Abbruzzese has also been with Cornerstone RPO since March 2014. Ashley has extensive experience in IT and other technical fields. Prior to joining Cornerstone RPO, Ashley worked in IT staffing for 6 years. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in both Communications and Psychology from Virginia Tech, where she also played club soccer. In fact, it was a former soccer coach who introduced her to recruiting as a possible career. She resides in Richmond, VA with her fiancé, Jesse.