Austin recruiting firm makes move into Dallas market with acquisition

Oct 29, 2014
Austin Business Journal

HireBetter LLC, an Austin recruiting firm, said Tuesday it has made its first move into the North Texas market with the acquisition of Expiritis Consulting Group

The acquisition of Expiritis, a firm that specializes in providing growing companies executive search, interim search and talent management expertise, is HireBetter's third acquisition so far in 2014

With the acquisition, HireBetter will focus on serving middle market customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. A company spokeswoman did not disclose the number of workers employed by Expiritis but said the acquisition means that HireBetter now has a total of 30 employees

HireBetter is ranked No. 2 on the 2014 Austin Business Journal list of Retained Executive Search Firms, ranked by executive placements in 2013

Patrick Webster, Expiritis' President and CEO, had previously worked with HireBetter CEO Kurt Wilkin at Tatum, running the executive search arm of Tatum's consulting division, and will remain with HireBetter in Dallas as client service executive

"My firm has many synergies with HireBetter and it was a natural fit for us to join. We are excited to be part of what HireBetter is building," Webster said in a statement

Wilkin said in the statement the firm is still on the lookout for other acquisitions. In July, HireBetter said it had acquired bkoAustin, a firm specializing in providing C-level executives to companies on an interim basis

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