Our Business Philosophy

Simply put, we pride ourselves in identifying and placing the top tier of technology professionals.

In partnership with our client companies, we have built a strong reputation for personalized service, working closely with hiring managers to determine specific qualities and skills desired in a candidate. We customize the search process to fit each client’s need.


We do our job the “old fashioned way”: through in-person interviewing and screening, thorough reference and degree verification, aligning the right candidate with the position, and performing critical follow-up.

We truly listen to our candidates and, with them, discern the next step in their career paths. We share pride in the knowledge that our services have been instrumental in boosting the careers of many highly successful individuals who have then continued to hire from us. Developing long term relationships has always been the cornerstone of our agency.

And lastly, we have remained true to our original philosophy by maintaining a high standard of ethics and professionalism which had long ago become our trademark.

John Santiago

Senior Vice President of Shain Associates

John is an industry veteran with over 20 years experience in IT staffing. His clients include many Fortune 500 firms throughout the US. He has won numerous sales awards including Counselor of the Year and manages an award winning staff. He is very hands on throughout the process and thoroughly enjoys the match making process of the business. He is a dynamic, results oriented & extremely motivated professional who thrives on filling the most difficult openings.

Rita Shain Whitney

Rita Shain Whitney

We honor the memory of Rita Shain Whitney, the founder of our firm, who passed away in April 2007.