Linda Ranostaj, CTS

Director Business Development, Principal
281.870.1000, ext. 2271

About Me

Linda Ranostaj joined Whitaker IT in early 2005 as a Staffing Consultant after four years as a recruiter for a small independent IT staffing firm and quickly established her role as an integral member of our leadership team. Linda’s abilities and commitment to valuing people, effective communication and partnering with clients and candidates were recognized early on in her tenure with Whitaker and she was promoted to Director of Business Development.

Linda is a proven performer building long term relationships based on trust, integrity and excellent service. She has won Whitaker’s Top Producer award 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019 and was designated the company’s Whitaker Way recipient in 2014. Linda received her CTS (Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist) certification in April 2007.

Linda is passionate about people, how they work and intrigued by technology with a love of learning new things. Volunteering has been a way of life and she believes in developing a community of giving as shown in her frequent involvement in several organizations, strengthening her vast network of top IT influencers.


She is involved in the following technical organizations:

  • Women In Technology International (WITI) – Board Member 2013 – present
  • SIM Women – Co-Advisory Board Member 2019 – present
  • Agile Leadership Network – Leadership Committee 2013 – present
  • Agile Houston Conference team – 2018 and 2020
  • Houston Oracle User Group – Board Member 2010 – 2017
  • Association of Women in Computing – Board Member 2005-2009 & 2012-2013
  • Women in Energy Network – Committee Member 2011
  • .Net Users Group (HDNUG) – Sponsor
  • Houston Java User’s Group (HJUG) – Sponsor


Linda’s specialties in contract staffing, project support and direct hire search include:

  • ERP Systems: Oracle, SAP, Peoplesoft, Salesforce, Workday, Dynamics AX and O365
  • Application development, DATA and database development
  • Security and Cyber Security
  • Project Management
  • Infrastructure



LinkedIn Recommendations

Linda has been an acquaintance, friend and colleague for over 20 years. I highly recommend her for her professionalism and exceptional ability to match people with roles. Linda always takes the time to understand your employee needs. In addition to your position requirements, she seeks to understand you, your management style, the company culture, etcetera. In IT, sometimes it is easy to find the skill set match for a position. Linda goes beyond finding just a skillset match. She seeks understanding from you about what would make a good candidate match, beyond the advertised skillset. Only then does she embark on finding your candidate. She is open, honest and sincere. She knows how to deftly balance the correct amount of contact to avoid over or under communicating.

Do yourself a favor and start a professional relationship with Linda to help you with your talent acquisition or finding your next great position.

  • Joe Beitler, Senior IT Leader


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