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.

Mark Turpin Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Though he now has over 20 years of experience as a recruiter, Mark Turpin started his career on the receiving end of staffing services: as a temp at Adecco while attending the University of Texas. His work ethic impressed his manager, who promoted him to on-site staffing coordinator, and he quickly rose through the ranks as a recruiter in staffing, technical, and then executive search (which you may recognize as specialties of The HT Group). Mark was the top-ranked executive search recruiter in the country with Adecco for two years running. But, he was concerned that conventional practices at staffing firms diminished a recruiter’s ability to best serve clients. He decided to start his own business, The HT Group, in 2001 to be a different kind of staffing partner.

Mark’s vision for a recruiting firm with high standards of integrity has led to lasting partnerships and status as one of the leading staffing agencies in Texas. The HT Group has been recognized for its success by Forbes, Inc. and Austin Business Journal, which also nominated Mark as one of Austin’s Best CEOs. Mark uses his expertise to guide sales and recruiting operations, ensuring the company combines ethics and a sense of urgency while delivering solutions for clients’ staffing needs. He also holds numerous leadership positions within the community, serving on the board of Dress for Success Austin and the Texas Association of Staffing, and as membership in The Fifty, a group established to support the future of medical care in Central Texas.