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Meet Your Adroit Partners

Exceptional People. Exceptional Thinking.

DD Hulsey-Carpenter and Kristi Johnson are the leadership  at the center of Adroit. They offer more than 25 years of recruiting, staffing and workforce management expertise. They have the reputation for assembling  tenured teams of talented professionals and identifying the best talent and workforce solutions to help their clients gain competitive advantages and achieve their business objectives.

Their passion lies in exceeding expectations. By collaborating with their clients and associates to creatively solve staffing challenges with innovative solutions, they assist their clients in achieving professional and business growth, while providing personal attention and professional development opportunities for their associates and candidates.

They seek to understand the challenges and opportunities of each of their clients and take a very hands-on approach to providing solutions designed for each of them. They stay close to key stakeholders and report results to ensure expectations are being met, and they are flexible to adjusting strategy as changes occur within your organization. Adroit’s success is measured by your satisfaction and success.

Honest. Consistent. Skilled. Dedicated. Sincere. These are just a few adjectives that business associates use to describe the Adroit Partners. They left the “big box” staffing environment to fully embrace their vision for delivering personalized and customized service-oriented solutions. They’ve proven that a company can be run with heart and still succeed. Experience this for yourself.

Your business is personal to us!


Kristi Johnson – Managing Partner

Prior to co-founding Adroit Partners, Kristi’s professional experience includes more than 25 years with international staffing firms where she had full responsibility for managing several business lines and up to $70 million in annual staffing spend. Kristi began her career with a regional firm headquartered in Houston where she spent ten years in sales and branch operations management. Kristi has been responsible for providing staffing solutions in finance, accounting, office professional and manufacturing positions for large complex users of contingent staffing and direct placement. She has designed, implemented and managed staffing programs for a few contingent workers up to several hundred, which included full-time hires, payroll services and 1099 contractors.
Kristi prides herself on her relationship driven consultative approach to understanding her clients’ business needs, and building trust with her clients by discovering and recommending solutions for some of their toughest business challenges.
"At Adroit Partners we understand the importance of keeping up with the latest in staffing trends and workforce management solutions.  We also understand the importance of delivering world class service without taking away from the personal side of the business, like the impact our service has on each one of our customers. We strive to please both our client companies as well as the candidates we represent building long term partnerships, and they tend to come back to us time and again." - Kristi Johnson

DD Hulsey-Carpenter – Managing Partner

DD Hulsey-Carpenter has expertise in virtually every possible staffing position making her uniquely qualified in the industry. As a seasoned recruiter and respected leader, DD has had great success in building teams skilled at identifying candidates for both private and publicly traded companies across a wide range of industries that includes both start-up organizations and Fortune 500 companies.  Prior to co-founding Adroit Partners, DD was most recently in an executive leadership role as the Vice President and General Manager for the central region of the United States where she had P&L responsibility and managed multiple branch and client on-site operations for a $70+ million business unit for an international staffing solutions firm. DD spent 15 years with a regional firm headquartered in Houston, rising through the ranks of the organization to manage the Houston market.
DD is motivated by standards of excellence to exceed expectations while attracting, developing and retaining a team with an equal desire to excel. A significant characteristic of DD’s career is the ability to build cohesive, effective teams through her strong hiring ability and nurturing leadership style.

"I am fortunate to have built a career that I am so passionate about; being able to provide quality personnel based on the specific and unique needs of each of our clients while assisting our associates in meeting their professional goals. Exceptional results for both of these customers are paramount to our business strategy and leave me with such a sense of accomplishment." - DD Hulsey-Carpenter