About Whitaker Companies

Delivers Proven Results Since 1983

One Of The Nation’s Most Respected Names In Professional Recruiting

One firm, one call, all your needs fulfilled quickly and efficiently with industry-leading talent.

Founded in 1983, Whitaker is one of the nation’s most respected names in professional recruiting – and the reason is simple. Across all of our services, we set a higher standard. We are privately held and based in Houston, Texas – with additional offices in Dallas / Fort Worth – and are small enough to be nimble yet large enough to be flexible to rapidly change to your staffing and recruiting needs.

Our national staffing divisions – Whitaker IT, Whitaker Technical and Whitaker Professional – collaborate to meet all your staffing needs, contract or direct-hire, for a variety of positions focused within our niche companies. With over 40 years in recruiting and placement our network, commitment to the industry, and resources enable us to find the best candidates for our clients.

Why Choose Whitaker

Divisions & Resources

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Whitaker IT

Whitaker IT specializes in recruitment of mid to senior level IT professionals nationwide for even the most challenging requirements. We have been growing and pruning our network of recruitment professionals domestically and internationally for over 25 years.

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Whitaker Technical

We provide technical and engineering staffing solutions for the midstream, downstream energy and chemical process, and manufacturing industries nationwide. We provide contract engineering, contract-to-hire and direct-hire placement services in both contingency and retained search capacities.

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Whitaker Professional

Whitaker Professional specializes in Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, and Executive/Leadership staffing and search. Our experienced team can help you find the right talent for your unique needs, regardless of your industry or location.

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Why Whitaker

Industry Expertise

We focus on a narrow segment of the market so we can effectively recruit candidates ahead of client need. Our first question is always, “Who’s the best?” and never “Who’s available?”

Specialized by division and individual markets, our Staffing Consultants average 18 years of recruiting experience and an average tenure at Whitaker of 13 years. Plus, all Senior Staffing Consultants hold Certified Personnel Consultants (CPC) and/or Certified Temporary Staffing (CTS) certifications from The National Association of Personnel Services.

We immerse ourselves in our clients’ markets to become intimately familiar with both the current and coming technology and its most talented professionals. This goes far beyond simply matching clients and candidates.

In short, we combine our industry’s most powerful tools and search techniques with our extensive knowledge and familiarity of technologies and the markets in which they are applied. That is how we satisfy your staffing needs for today’s most challenging environments.

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Proven Search Techniques For All Positions Direct hire And Contract

When you engage Whitaker to help you resolve your staffing needs, you’ll find that we’re not at all like other staffing services providers. We bring a different philosophy, dynamic and process to the table in order to bring you optimum solutions in staff augmentation and direct hire services. We have synthesized a unique and successful methodology, based on techniques proven highly effective in executive search that are helping build success after success for clients and candidates.

Personal Service

We are adept at helping to identify opportunities to top-grade your team and serve your talent needs with the highest level of personal service in the business. We know the industry and its needs. We’re abreast of the rapid advancement of technologies and we’re able to identify exactly the right candidate for your team.

Qualified Candidates

We won’t waste your time with large numbers of available candidates who may or may not be the right fit for your needs now and in the future. Simply put, we identify and pursue experts who are on the cutting edge of their disciplines and since these candidates are already in demand, they are not necessarily looking for employment.

Our team identifies the best-qualified candidates without subjecting you to a barrage of resumes. With Whitaker, you’ll get quality over quantity every time.

Performance in Person, Not Just on Paper

In a tight candidate market, what some firms call professional recruiting adds up to nothing more than mass advertising and internet job postings. But Whitaker remains steadfastly committed to true search methodologies. We do not advertise. We pursue and select people – not resumes – via exhaustive search processes, thorough reference and credential checks and plenty of personal interaction. Our clients are rewarded with candidates that consistently exceed their expectations.

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Working With Whitaker

We put people first.

We don’t operate quite the same way other staffing and search firms do. Our belief that good chemistry between candidate and client goes far beyond what’s published in a job description — and it’s our job to define that chemistry and base our search on those particular criteria in addition to skills and work experience. On both sides of the employment equation, we ask better questions and more of them. 

Our search practices grew from our extensive background in executive search and we employ many of the same rigorous techniques to our searches for qualified professionals for all positions we seek to fill — direct hire and contract. We focus on a specific range of industries and on vertical segments within those industries. This translates to a high level of familiarity with the field, the market and its short and long-term needs, and the most qualified candidates.


Quality Over Quantity

At Whitaker we’ve made it our business to know your industry and your needs — inside and out. We know that building the right team means bringing together the right personalities, skills, experience, and motivation. Team building is all about personal chemistry.

In a tight candidate market, or in a difficult economic environment, many recruiting and staffing companies rely on mass advertising and internet job postings. That’s what differentiates Whitaker from the field. Instead, we’re steadfastly committed to true search methodologies. We pursue and select people through comprehensive search processes, through reference and credential checks and lots of personal interaction. Because we know your time is valuable, we won’t waste it. Through our intensive screening we top grade the list of candidates we put before you so the candidates for consideration are a select group of eminently qualified and capable potential team members.

Custom Options

No matter the challenges of your situation, we believe in a tailored approach that provides our clients with only the most qualified candidates, specifically screened to assure that your needs are met efficiently. Our unique and effective approach includes contract, contract-to-hire and three solution models for direct hire: contingency, engaged and retained search. For contingency searches, we only invoice if our candidate is selected for the assignment or hired directly.

Consultative Approach

We work with industry leaders and with top-notch talent, which give us a long record of successful staffing solutions. Furthermore, our deep knowledge of the industry, the technology, the markets, the tools and the talent pool enable us to source and deliver the highest quality talent to meet time-sensitive staffing needs.

For candidates, in addition to challenging and rewarding career opportunities, we guide you toward the environment that will allow you to continuously expand your capabilities and increase your value to current and future employers. This requires a high degree of personalized service from staffing consultants who are experts both in direct hire search and contract placement as well as in the industries they serve.

We win when you do.

Proven Performance & Stability

In business since 1983, we have established a network of top professionals and have cultivated relationships with “key persons of influence” within each marketplace. Given our longevity in the industry, we help our clients build successful teams and we work with candidates to create a map of where they want to take their career.
Working with our Staffing Consultants incurs no cost to the candidates. In fact, our employees on assignment are paid weekly, regardless if our client has paid their invoice. We are committed to employing the most qualified professionals and believe professionals should be paid as such.

For more information about working with one of our IT Staffing Consultants, please contact us today at 800.925.5110.

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The Whitaker Way

Top Quality

Our ability to provide top talent combined with two-way communication, accountability and reliability, helps create long-term relationships with our clients and candidates in a wide selection of industries. As an invested staffing partner, your success is our ultimate objective = We win when you do.

Unique and successful methodology based on true search techniques to find the candidate that precisely matches the need of the client whether the position is contract or direct hire. Read more about Our Process.


Quality reputation built on taking care of clients. In business since 1983, we have established a network and database of top professionals and have cultivated relationships with “key persons of influence” within each marketplace.

As active and leading participants in industry trade associations, our employees have been recognized for the commitments and service on a national level including board memberships for Society for Information Management, Women in Technology International, Women’s Energy Network, The Pinnacle Society and National Association of Personnel Services.

People Chemistry

Perhaps what most sets Whitaker apart is our belief that good chemistry between candidate and client goes beyond what’s listed in a job description. Our recruiters are career professionals who specialize in your industry, are intensely trained enabling them to reach a deeper understanding of your needs.

They ask better questions. They ask more questions.

They are dedicated to your account, so you receive consistent service from a professional who knows you and your business. And because our account teams work both sides of the match – with clients and with candidates – they’re able to better evaluate a good fit, the first time.

Building a Better Company

From investing in back-office technology to providing an ethical work environment, everything we do here at Whitaker is designed to make us a better company. The relationships we build with our own staff, the resources we commit to our internal processes and the values we nurture within our own walls all resonate outward to our clients. That means you can count on consistently excellent service and support at every point of contact with us.

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Social Responsibility

Our Mission

We believe that in order for us to achieve our goals, our clients and candidates must first achieve theirs. This has been the cornerstone of our company since it was founded in 1983 and remains the foundation on which we attain success today. We measure our success not by how many candidates we place or positions we fill, but instead by the successful outcomes of our clients and candidates.

Diversity Statement

We live in, respect, and enjoy a very diverse community; we acknowledge these differences and are committed to their freedom of expression.

Our dedication to providing the best staffing and recruiting services is based upon celebrating our diverse community, as these differences create a workplace environment of inclusion and appreciation.
We are diverse. We are Whitaker.

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Our Core Values


We work to build teams based upon honesty and caring with a passion for our goals and those of our clients.


We stand by our personal and professional commitments by holding ourselves accountable to the highest ethical level.


We strive to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations and pursue new ideas and solutions.


We conduct business with creating value and long-term relationships as our primary goals.


We earn trust by consistently regarding others and ourselves with appreciation, consideration and honor. Balance – We encourage maintaining a healthy balance between our professional and personal lives.

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Network Involvement

As a valued members of our staffing and specialty industries, our employees have been recognized for their commitments and service on a national level including but not limited to:

  • Agile Leadership Network
  • Association for Business Technology Professionals (ABTP) Dallas Fort Worth
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Houston
  • America’s SAP Users Group (ASUG)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Dress for Success Houston
  • Executive Women in Texas Government (EWTG)
  • Houston .Net Users Group (HDNUG)
  • Houston Area SQL Server Users Group (HASSUG)
  • Houston Java Users Group (HJUG)
  • Houston Oracle Users Group (HOUG)
  • Houston Young Professionals
  • Project Management institute (PMI)
  • Society for Information Management (SIM)
  • Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP)
  • Women in Technology International (WITI)
  • Women’s Energy Network (WEN)