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The HT Group’s Claire Reese Becomes the Firm’s First Vice President of Sales

Claire Reese VP of Sales

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

October 30, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas, October 30, 2020  – The HT Group announces that Claire Reese—the firm’s longstanding Director of Staffing Services—has accepted the newly created position of Vice President of Sales.  In this role, Reese will oversee sales strategy for The HT Group’s ever-expanding service areas including the Staffing Group, IT Staffing & Recruiting Group, Executive Search Group, and Advisory Services.

“The HT Group has grown and expanded at such a pace, we’ve found ourselves in need of someone to own and drive sales across our business lines. There is no more obvious choice than Claire. Over the years, Claire has done so much for The HT Group in front of and behind the scenes. She will now move into a role that allows her to have a voice in helping shape the future sales direction of the company,” says The HT Group President Chad Macy.

Reese is a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) and has been with The HT Group for more than 11 years, driving an over 100% growth in temporary and contract staffing. Since becoming a director in 2016, the group has helped more than 200 employers and has placed thousands of job seekers in Austin.

“The HT Group and its people have become like family. I have put a lot into helping the company grow and become what it is today,” Reese says. “The most valuable thing about working here is all the relationships I have formed with not only my colleagues and team members but also our clients and candidates. It is such a great feeling when you can help connect a candidate with their next great opportunity and your client with top talent. I have loved working with a firm that is able to offer so many different solutions to the business community in Texas and nationwide. It really has been fun! I work hard but we also have fun doing it and just grateful to work for a company that always strives to be the best.”

As VP of Sales, Reese will use her years of staffing experience to identify and match employers with opportunities for staffing and consulting success.

“I am excited to get involved in helping each of our distinct groups grow and be successful,” Reese adds. “I thrive in the business development side of our business, so I feel like this is going to be a great fit for me.  I can’t wait to really reconnect with my network and start uncovering opportunities to help take The HT Group to the next level.”

“Over the years, Claire’s commitment to customer success has been unmatched. She consistently performs over quota, unabashedly follows through, and always has the best interest of the company and her team in mind. She’s the perfect choice for this new role,” says The HT Group Founder and CEO Mark Turpin.

“With Claire’s resilience, tenacity, and know-how, this role makes sense for her,” adds The HT Group Founder and Chairman Jim Gilliam. “We’re thankful to continue to find ways to utilize her talents as they grow and evolve, and we’re grateful that she continues to choose The HT Group and our clients as the beneficiaries of those talents.”

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