Who we are

The HT Group consists of four distinct groups with dedicated staffing, recruiting or consulting specialists. The individual groups are general staffing, technical staffing, professional recruiting or executive search and consulting.  We are a collection of passionate, dedicated management consulting, staffing and recruiting professionals whose main goal is to improve lives of hiring managers/business managers with the best job seekers or management consultants available. Our team is made up of dedicated recruiting experts and management consultants 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 is unmatched, and we don’t rest until the job is done right and done well.

Our founders, Mark Turpin and Jim Gilliam are lifelong (since 2nd grade) friends and decided to create The HT Group after growing frustrated with the level commitment to excellence at other staffing companies. They saw the need for quality candidates, thorough vetting processes, strong client relationships, and an improved 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, We truly believe in our core values and live by them every day. The HT Group has grown from one office to three divisions and four offices located in Austin and Beaumont, Texas.  We consider The HT Group big enough to tackle any human capital problem but small enough to deliver the service deserving of the clients we choose to work with. 

The HT Group is widely considered to be one of the best management consulting staffing and recruiting agencies. Our award-winning temporary staffing, technical staffing and executive search services have been recognized in Austin, Texas 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 to 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. 


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

Professional/Executive Search

Our Austin executive recruiters place executive, management, and hard-to-find C-level talent in a variety of industries in Austin, Texas.  We will work nationwide if it makes sense for HT and the client.

Technical Recruiting

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

Management Consulting

Whether you are looking for interim or fractional execs, advisory services, or deliverable-based project services, The HT Group is here to help. Our subject matter experts thrive on solving critical business issues to transform and grow your business through deliverable-based project services.  We specialize in serving management consulting in Austin but have worked project nationwide.

Our Delivery Models

Whether you are looking for interim or fractional execs, advisory services, or deliverable-based project services The HT group is here to help. Our subject matter experts thrive on solving critical business issues to transform and grow your business through deliverable-based project services.

Contract Services

Temp, Temp to Perm, Contract, Contract to Hire

Direct Hire Services

Contingency and Retained Search

Managed Consulting Services

Flexible SOW and Project Delivery Services

Advisory Services

Technical, Operational & Financial

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:

Relationship Management


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 inspires greatness, encourages innovation, and keeps the momentum moving forward.