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The HT Group Welcomes Paul McGaughan as IT Staffing & Recruiting Practice Director

IT Staffing Director

The HT Group
7718 Wood Hollow Dr #100
Austin, TX 78731
Phone: 512-872-2200

October 21, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas, October 21, 2020  –The HT Group has hired Paul McGaughan as practice director overseeing IT Staffing & Recruiting. McGaughan joins The HT Group with more than 20 years of combined experience in recruiting, business development, and in IT and engineering services.

“It is a rare opportunity to find someone with a strong technical aptitude, elite sales skills, and is a perfect culture fit. We are excited to bring Paul on board to continue our explosive growth in both IT recruiting and consulting,” says The HT Group President Chad Macy.

As practice director of IT Staffing & Recruiting, McGaughan will work to further strengthen the team, which is a core part of The HT Group’s success. The firm was founded as HT Staffing in 2001 to meet the region’s needs for traditional temporary staffing. As Austin grew and evolved—with more and more tech companies taking up residence in the city—so did The HT Group. While many companies have struggled to stay afloat this year, The HT Group has picked up its pace in staffing and recruiting and has added additional consulting and advisory services.

“Paul will play a significant role in this growth,” says The HT Group Founder and CEO Mark Turpin.  “He has extensive experience consulting and recruiting tech candidates in a variety of areas including system engineering and design for major tech companies, building out teams for startups, contractor sourcing and hiring for a Fortune 10 tech brand, and recruiting STEM engineers and anaylists for DoD security clearance projects. His in-depth knowledge of the IT recruiting world, especially in Austin, will greatly increase the ability of our technical staffing group as well as our IT management consulting arm of the business.”

“I am excited to join The HT Group,” McGaughan adds. “The technical staffing team is very talented and excited about the business and industry. How could we lose with this combination? We won’t. I know talent, and so does The HT Group. My track record, relevant industry experience, education, and leadership style fit perfectly into this role. I look forward to leading the team and our clients into an exciting and prosperous new era.” 

About The HT Group

The HT Group is a comprehensive management consulting, staffing, and recruiting firm built upon the foundation of integrity, transparency, and trust. Deeply rooted in its communities, The HT Group’s philosophy is to change lives, one job or one project at a time. With an agile core, The HT Group team delivers services through contract, direct hire, management consulting and advisory services. The HT Group strives to go above and beyond and truly empower its clients.

Recognized by Forbes as a Top Recruiting Firm in America, as a Great Place to Work®, and ranked by the Austin Business Journal as a Top Employment Agency in Austin every year since 2004, The HT Group is expanding its team, growing its community, and cultivating a comprehensive candidate and client network. To learn more about The HT Group, visit