Bruce Whitaker, CPC, CTS, CIPC

President, CEO-The Whitaker Companies
281.870.1000, ext. 2243

About Me

In the course of a distinguished career that began in 1968, Bruce Whitaker has personally completed and supervised thousands of successful searches. Starting as a technical recruiter with the largest firm in the search industry, he rose to manager of one of its top offices and spearheaded the start-up of a new division. Bruce left the firm in 1983 to establish The Whitaker Companies, where his visionary leadership and pioneering approach have enabled the company to provide the highest-quality staffing solutions while flexibly responding to its clients’ ever-changing staffing needs. Under Bruce’s direction, The Whitaker Companies grew to more than 100 employees in five locations. Bruce has been dedicated to the growth and integrity of the staffing industry and the professional development of its members for more than two decades. He is a tireless advocate who continues to play prominent roles in local, state and national personnel associations and the proud recipient of numerous industry awards.


  • Harold B. Nelson Award, (NAPS’ highest honor for contribution to the industry), National Association of Personnel Services
  • The Norval Locke Award, (TAPC’s highest award for contribution to the industry), Texas Association of Personnel Consultants

Professional Affiliations

TAPC (Texas Association of Personnel Consultants)

  • Board of Directors
  • President

NALTO (National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations)

  • Founding Member
  • Arbitration Committee
  • Legislative Committee

Houston West Chamber of Commerce

  • Board of Directors

NAPS (National Association of Personnel Services)

  • Board of Directors
  • Nominating Committee

HAAPC (Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants)

  • Board of Directors