About KeyStaff

KeyStaff History

KeyStaff was founded in 2004 in Austin, Texas by friends Amy Clary and Jason Stoneberg. As soon as the doors to KeyStaff opened, the business partners were exceeding expectations and within the first 6 months of operation had more than doubled their initial business goals.

Their vision was to create a professional yet fun-to-work-with staffing firm that would also have a strong ethic of community involvement. KeyStaff is committed to servicing the community through providing qualified candidates to companies and by providing applicants with career counseling to help them find the right opportunities that fit their skill set and help fulfill their career goals.

KeyStaff has been able to partner with companies that run the gamut of the professional spectrum, from light industrial to administrative to engineering and IT.

Keys to Success:

  • Friendly, good quality, honest service to clients, candidates, and community
  • Results – hiring and job solutions
  • 24-hour availability
  • Fun office staff

Partner with KeyStaff to employ the best talent or reach your career goals.

Jason Stoneberg

Jason Stoneberg, co-founder of KeyStaff, grew up in the Austin area and from a young age wanted to start a business that would make a positive impact in the area community. After graduating from college, he worked for several years in Austin at Motorola (later Freescale Semiconductor), honing his analytical and organizational skills before partnering with Amy Clary, a true dynamo of energy, to found KeyStaff based on the principles of good, quality, honest service to the client, customer, and community. He continues to work hard every day on ways for KeyStaff to provide better and better service.

Founding KeyStaff has been a great journey, not only because of personal growth, but also because Jason has been able to see the positive impact it has had on so many lives. He finds it rewarding when KeyStaff connects people with a good job and they are flourishing in that role years later, and also finds it rewarding to witness the opportunities KeyStaff has been able to afford the internal office team. He finds it especially rewarding to see how a thriving business can engage with and have an impact on the greater community.

Jason really enjoys staying involved with the Austin community and, while regularly a participant, he is often a committee chair and has even served as an organization founding member. He completed the Leadership Austin Emerge program in 2009, and has continued to stay involved in the Leadership Austin organization which has done so much for the Austin community. His commitment is contagious and is admired by his Leadership Austin contemporaries.

Jason was born in Austin, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Amy Clary

Amy Clary, co-founder of KeyStaff, is consistently endorsed for her recruiting and leadership skills. She is a highly motivated, hard-working, successful entrepreneur skilled in all aspects of sales and recruiting.

Amy’s involvement in human resources began directly after college graduation with an entry-level job at a local staffing company in Austin, Texas. Amy quickly climbed to Direct Hire Subject Matter Expert and won several performance awards including “Rookie of the Year” and multiple “Top Producer of the Quarter” awards.

It is evident that Amy’s unparalleled energy, enthusiasm and dedication span all aspects of her life: professional, personal and philanthropic.

The company Amy helped found is now successful in four Texas cities. When Amy is not working, she spends time with her family and pursuing her passion of advocating for orphans through One Less Orphan Fund. That’s just the beginning and does not include all the community organizations she supports and has served along the way.

Amy was born in Tallahassee, Florida. She moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, but also lived in Paris and Lyon, France while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in government and business.

Amy currently lives in Plano, Texas with her husband, Chris, and four children.

Get to Know the Founders


Favorite Getaways
Marfa, Texas
His ranch in Lampasas County
Anywhere else in the great outdoors

Leisure Activities
Walking or running his three dogs
Reading books and articles to help him learn how to add more value
Movies at the Alamo Drafthouse

Top Things to Do in Austin
Check out Austin’s wide selection of craft beers and the array of restaurants in which to enjoy them

Giving Back
Jason enjoys engaging in community efforts, and although he likes to focus the majority of his energy on one organization at a time, that doesn’t stop him from spreading the wealth by getting involved where he can make the most difference.

Highlight – Member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization
Member of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas Employer Task Force: 2007 – present
Austin Young Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee: 2012 – present
Leadership Austin Best Party Ever committee: 2011 & 2012
Leadership Austin Emerge class of 2009
Goodwill Ghoulwill Ball committee member: 2009
Programs Chair of the Young Execs of Austin: 2006-2008
Founding member of Helping Austin: 2004
Helping Austin originated the annual gala now known as the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas Ice Ball

A Quote to Live By
“Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace, and power in it.”
― W.H. Murray


Favorite Getaways
Amy has been to over 20 countries and 49 states so here are just a few
Europe: France, Switzerland and Gibraltar
National Parks: Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon

Skills on a Scale from Zero to Awesome
Figure skating – not so awesome | Speaking French – fairly awesome | Public Speaking – AWESOME

Top Conversation Starters
Amy loves to buy the order of the person in line behind her at the drive thru
Amy and her husband adopted from China and that motivated her to start One Less Orphan Fund
Amy is working on compiling a book called 25 Divine Adoptions

Woman on a Mission
When not a mission trip, Amy is back home advocating for orphans and volunteering anywhere else she can.

Highlight – Founder of One Less Orphan Fund
Ballet Austin’s Woman on Her Toes: 2008
KXAN/United Way Volunteer of the Year: 2007
Big Sister of the Year from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Texas: 2006
Founding member of Helping Austin: 2004
A fund-raising organization to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas achieve its goals of providing mentors to children and youth in Central Texas

A Quote to Live By
“Either you see opportunity or stop signs, and I don’t have time for stop signs.”
– Walt Disney

Our mission is to enrich our clients and candidates by placing the right candidate in the right job.

KeyStaff’s pet rocks are our marketing mascots. We chose the rock to help represent our client relationships because they are:

Great Listeners
Rocks let you do most of the talking. KeyStaff will listen to, understand, and actively address all personnel needs to benefit your business.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can always count on KeyStaff and our pet rocks to take care of all of your staffing needs.

Low Maintenance
A lovely, low maintenance creature, rocks do not require a lot of hand-holding. You receive all the benefits of a pet without the extra work.

People Pleasers
Similar to KeyStaff’s ability to assess your business’s personnel situation, provide quality candidates that suit your needs, and manage any and all human resource situations, your pet rock is certainly a versatile creature that wants to provide superior service and make clients happy.

Let us work for you. Contact KeyStaff today.