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Meet Your Adroit Partners

Smarter. Together.

Adroit Partners offers a different approach to staffing solutions. Co-founded by DD Hulsey-Carpenter and Kristi Johnson, our long-standing and passionate team believes in hands-on collaboration and creating personalized solutions that deliver results. We bring decades of experience and a profound understanding of how to best recruit and place talent, filling positions with top candidates and finding people rewarding careers.

“I have used several different recruiting agencies and I find that Adroit Partners always provides me with the best candidates.  Time is important and by setting up interviews with the right candidates, I can solve my hiring needs quickly.”

– Controller

“We are very pleased with our candidate’s performance and feel lucky to have her as part of our firm. You can put us in the ‘100% satisfied’ category.”

– Partner

“I have worked with several staffing companies during my career and the partners at Adroit exceed my expectations as well as surpass the service provided by their competitors. They are professional and their approach as a staffing partner is always specific to my unique requirements. They take my business personally and they truly care about my company’s success.”

– Senior Human Resources Executive

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 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 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

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