We specialize in the IT Infrastructure and Security discipline in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. This necessitates constant contact with the “best and brightest” within our areas of specialty.

What to expect from us:

  • We strive to have a clear understanding of each client’s requirements so that the position is represented accurately to potential candidates.
  • We meet every candidate that we represent to assess qualifications and culture fit. Only candidates that have a sincere interest in your company and opportunity are submitted.
  • All our candidates are local thus making relocation expenses unnecessary.
  • We do not use job boards. All our candidates are sourced from our database of over 8,000 local infrastructure and security professionals, most that we have previously met in person. This database has been in existence and updated daily over past twenty years with only the top tier candidates.
  • We take pride in representing your opportunity and our candidates accurately. It is a hallmark of our reputation.
  • Most of our clients are repeat customers; some that we’ve have been working with for over three decades.

Finding “The Hidden Pool of Talent”

We are highly specialized in the IT Infrastructure field in the DFW Metroplex. This necessitates constant contact with the “best and brightest” within our areas of specialty.

Since 1985, we have been meeting, interviewing and qualifying candidates that live and work in the DFW Metroplex. After each interview we meticulously note our assessments and observations regarding their technical skills, career goals, presentation skills, managerial aspirations, reasons for job changes, etc. As you can expect, after interviewing thousands of local candidates, our database is quite complete with professionals of all infrastructure disciplines with a solid understanding of what they are all about.

“I have had the pleasure of utilizing Ron and his firm though out my 26 years in Information Technology in the DFW area. I have employed both full time employees and contractors from Ron. The FTEs that were hired through Ron at my current employer are still with us after ten years. I think you find that Ron and his team are very ethical and provide you with valuable resources in an almost immediate timeframe due to his vast knowledge and network of professionals in our Metroplex. Ron takes great pride in understanding your needs and ensuring the match is rewarding for both parties.”

Jim H. Davis III

Executive Vice President, Global Networks, Fidelity Investments

Where Do We Find Our Candidates?

Our candidates are found by using our network of contacts to identify and source quality individuals who are not on the job market or who may be passive in hearing about opportunities. Our database is our main resource to find and stay in touch with contacts that help us identify qualified candidates that we confidentially approach on your behalf. This allows us to provide you with quality candidates that you are not seeing from other sources, such as; job boards, online databases, etc. The talented candidates we represent usually spend little time among the “actively looking” or unemployed ranks.

Why Choose Performance Recruiters

  • We’ve had 1,500 successfully completed searches in DFW since 1985
  • For every 10 candidates that we send on an interview, 6 are hired
  • Our survey shows that 85% of the people we place are still employed with their new company after 5 years
  • Dozens of clients in DFW that have hired at least 30 employees from us, and several that has hired between 100 to 250 employees over the past 25 years
  • We carry more than 8,000 local infrastructure professionals in our database, most of whom we previously have met in person

“I have worked with Ron for more than 15 years and in that time he has always demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism and integrity. Ron has always represented potential candidates and employers accurately. He always follows through and delivers on requests in a timely manner. I have always felt that Ron’s goal was to provide a mutually good fit between a potential candidate and employer. Ron’s highest interest has always been to serve his clients well and to establish mutually beneficial long term relationships. Ron uses his thorough understanding of the IT recruiting industry, flexibility, patience and low key approach to establish a good rapport with candidates. I have hired many of Ron’s candidates and all of them have turned out to be excellent employees. Furthermore I have found out that all of them have the same respect and appreciation for Ron as I do. I highly recommend usage of his services and establishing a long term relationship with him.”

Elliot Weitzman

SVP Database Technologies, MBNA

Our Principles

  • We strive to have a clear understanding of each client’s requirements so that the position is represented accurately to potential candidates
  • We respect our clients’ established hiring procedures and customize our recruiting process to assure maximum efficiency, value and results.
  • We will not represent a candidate unless we have met them in person and checked their references
  • We only submit candidates who are truly qualified for the position and have a sincere interest
  • We only submit a candidate after they have agreed to consider the position and are well informed about your company
  • We are partner with you throughout the interviewing and hiring process to assure that the outcome is to your satisfaction

To discuss our services, call Ron Ritchey at (817) 329-6830

Additional Client Testimonials

“Needing a Senior Network Engineer, we engaged six agencies. After interviewing their candidates over a six month period, not one of the provided a suitable candidate. I was then introduced to Ron Ritchey. Within forty eight hours, Ron submitted four highly qualified candidates and we hired an amazing Network Engineer that we’re very pleased with. When given the requirements, Ron understood the technology and represented each candidate accurately and chose ones that truly had a sincere interest in coming to work for us. His thirty years of experience and knowledge of the DFW Infrastructure market was quite apparent. Now when I have another staffing need, Ron will be the first and possibly only resource that I use.”


Network Manager, Fort Worth Financial Firm

“I have worked with Ron Ritchey since 1995. Organizations that I have led have hired over 50 professional and management people using Ron’s services. He always finds a number of qualified candidates in a timely manner. I’m confident that every candidate that Ron presents to me is qualified, sincere and understands the position. They have all passed his very thorough screening prior to him ever presenting them to me. When my employment situation put me on the market, Ron represented me to some of the finest employers in the D/FW area. He is highly respected by these companies due to his professional ethics, excellent results and superior knowledge of these clients and their business. Twice he was successful in placing me in very rewarding roles.”

Norman Frederick

Senior Manager, Outsourcing Services, Cap Gemini

“Ron Ritchey of Performance Recruiters has provided resources to GigaBeam Corporation for senior level network engineers and network operations technicians. His professionalism, integrity and work ethics are outstanding. Ron’s ability to understand our business and provide excellent candidates for employment has been unmatched by other resource agencies. Ron recognizes the importance of understanding our business and work environment and provides candidates that meet our technical skills requirements but also fit extremely well in our environment. This skill and personal commitment for success from Ron is unsurpassed which makes him and Performance Recruiters our staffing resource partner in the Dallas market.”

Duane Butler

Senior Director, VP Link Operations,GigaBeam Corporation

“Ron has been a trusted business associate of mine for over 20 years. Unlike many recruiters I have worked with he has always represented candidates or positions accurately and is highly credible in matching positions and talent. Ron’s professionalism, integrity, and quality standards make him a top choice for me whether I am hiring or conducting a search of my own.”

Brian Bilodeau

Vice President, Sterling Commerce, Inc.

“Ron Ritchey is the finest Professional and Technical recruiter that I have worked with during my 28+ years of Information Technology within the Financial Services industry. He was the first recruiter that I had ever personally used, and is the only one that I will ever use. He was the only one that ever exhibited strong morale ethics, superb integrity, and maintains high value and trust with his clients and the companies he represents. He does a superb job of matching the requirements of his clients to a pool of very reliable, capable, and experienced support team members. He utilizes his own ethics, values, and technical and professional experience when selecting potential candidates for his client companies. He values this relationship with his client companies by consistently providing candidates that are the best in their field of expertise.”

Ken Clarke

Senior Vice President: Database Technologies, Fidelity Investments

“Over my IT career, I have worked with many executive recruiting firms. However, yours stands out as one of the finest. Your ability to respond to Levi’s demanding staffing requirements, by far, out performs other firms that I have engaged. Another attribute is the quality and in-depth experience your candidates have. Their technical ability and IT knowledge is far superior to the candidates submitted by other recruiting firms. I also appreciate your price competitiveness and on going support of the candidates that you deliver. Thank you for making this part of a difficult process simple.”

Ron Kohler

Director: Global Server/Storage Technologies, Levi Strauss & Company

“I’ve used Performance Recruiters for over 15 years and have always relied on the quality of candidates presented by them. Performance knows the market and has a proven track record of ethics and professionalism which keeps me going back to them when my requisitions open up. I’ve used other recruiting firms but none have delivered with the reliability and quality like Performance.”

Tony Ulichnie

Senior Vice President: Data Centers, Fidelity Investments

“Ron is a consummate professional, with an extensive network of contacts, and a work ethic that places him well ahead of the competition. He has performed very well for me at both the personal and corporate staffing levels. I have hired ten candidates from Ron’s firm, and they have always exceeded my expectations.”

Mike Soulakis

Technical Support Manager, Citi Corporation

“I enjoy working with Ron as a recruiter because he spends a lot of personal time getting to know you and your business so that he can truly present the best fit for your organization. He doesn’t just send any resume your way – he evaluates the person’s technical skills and demeanor to determine if they are a good fit for your IT department both technically and culturally. In working with Performance Recruiters, you get the best quality candidates out there.”

Elisa Winder

HR Manager, First American Payment Systems



Let us help you find the right candidate to foster the future growth and success of your business.


To discuss our services, call Ron Ritchey at (817) 329-6830