The HT Group Story

The HT Group, founded in 2001 by Mark Turpin and Jim Gilliam, has been changing lives for decades. The co-founders met in 2nd grade on the playground but they’re not here to play. They’ve been serious about improving businesses and changing lives from the first day The HT Group (then HT Staffing) opened its doors.

Who we are

The HT Group is a collection of passionate, dedicated staffing and recruiting professionals whose main goal is to improve lives by connecting individuals with quality career opportunities. Our team is made up of dedicated experts who are ardent and deeply committed to the work that we do for employers and job-seekers alike. Our relationships run deep, our sense of urgency matches your own, and we don’t rest until the job is done right and done well.

Our founders, Mark Turpin and Jim Gilliam are lifelong friends and decided to create The HT Group after growing frustrated with the level of service at other staffing companies. They saw the need for quality candidates, thorough vetting processes, strong client relationships, and a better experience from start to finish for both clients and candidates. The HT Group was born of the idea that things could not only be better but could go above and beyond anything that currently existed in the market. Today, The HT Group has grown from one office to three divisions and four offices located in North and South Austin and Beaumont, Texas.

The HT Group is widely considered to be one of the best staffing and recruiting agencies. Our award-winning staffing services have been recognized locally and nationally.

What we do

We change lives by connecting people. We work with job seekers and employers to fill positions with the right talent for the job. We choose work with people and businesses who value quality over quantity, who possess the sense of urgency needed to get the job done, and who are committed to doing things right.

We find and vet candidates, we learn your company culture, and we ensure the best fit, every time.

The HT Group is divided into three separate divisions, each with specialized recruiters:


Our Staffing Division provides award-winning temporary staffing, temp-to-hire, and direct hire services for a number of key areas.


We place executive, management, and hard-to-find C-level talent in a variety of industries nationwide.


All of your IT and technical staffing needs met-contract, contract-to-hire, and direct placement services. Our technical experts have the top talent that you need.

What to expect

When The HT Group partners with a business or a job seeker, we do so because we recognize a mutual desire to build a better business. Our teams form relationships and dig deep to learn company cultures and skill set expectations, as well as train candidates and thoroughly vet them to ensure the right fit every time.

Our Guarantee:
We stand behind all of our services. If you are ever unsatisfied with our service, please contact our CEO, Mark Turpin.

Who we work with

We choose who we do business with. Your company must have a good reputation, be financially sound, and have a dedicated recruiting budget. Individual clients must possess a sense of urgency similar to ours, value our services, view us as a partner, need our expertise, and be open to creative recruiting solutions.

What Makes us Different

The HT Group isn’t a recruiting factory with a one-size-fits-all approach. What makes us different is our approach to how we do our work:


We truly care about our customers and candidates.


We take pride in our follow-through and on keeping our promises.


We operate with a true sense of urgency that matches your own.


We choose who we work with to ensure the best fit.

Meet Our Dedicated Leadership Team

Meet the people who help make The HT Group what it is today and what it will be in the future. Our dedicated leadership team inspired greatness, encourages innovation, and keeps the momentum moving forward.