Chris Houy

Allium Recruiting & Business Advisory

Chris Houy and Allium are your virtual hiring team, providing you with talent, market analytics, and strategic staffing solutions. We help you find the right people for the right jobs, and we do it in a transparent, efficient, and effective way.


As an IT Service Desk manager of a Fortune 100 organization, I partnered with Chris and rely upon his vast knowledge of IT staffing and most importantly his skillset. I want to point out why Chris's skills are of such importance. In a high-volume ever-changing IT industry Chris took it upon himself to get to know me, my needs, and the challenges I face so he could become the point person for my ongoing staffing needs. I truly believe Chris took his role seriously and valued my time. I think his character stands for itself and why he strives to support his partners. Chris is an organized professional who regularly followed up on staff he helped place. Many of whom are still valuable assets in our IT organization today. At no time did I ever think Chris wasn't there for me. When I needed Chris he made me feel like I was a priority. Chris would schedule regular follow-up sessions bringing goodies for my entire team reminding us that we are valued partners in his pipeline. 

- Doug Brauer, Support Engineer at Tech Data Corporation 

I worked with Chris on recruiting for positions from administrative to high level, one of many consistent comments is that Chris listens to the needs of his clients. In this industry it doesn’t help to send a candidate you have to be talked into interviewing. Chris knows how valuable all of our time is, it’s clear with the candidates he sends for consideration that he has spent time going over not just the position, but the company as well.


Chris isn't your typical recruiting partner. He has a diverse background within the staffing and recruiting industry, with over 11 years of experience as a Talent Acquisition Advisor, IT Account Executive, Senior Director, and Founder of Allium. His mission is to create positive change through technology by helping companies achieve their business goals, connecting them with talented individuals, and providing opportunities for community involvement.

Companies need the right talent to succeed, and Chris helps them find it. Chris is passionate about partnering with companies and candidates to create mutually beneficial relationships.

Chris' Services:

  • Permanent placement for technical (IT) positions.
  • Large volume-based placements for contracting and special projects through our partnership with Staffing Management Group.
  • Operations and Organizational Behavior consulting - Helping small business leaders get unstuck through our Business Advisory.

Greater Tampa Bay Area

Chris Houy and Allium Recruiting & Business Advisory serve the Greater Tampa Bay Area.

IT & Business Advisory

Chris specializes in Permanent Placement for IT positions, Large volume-based placements, and Small Business Advisory

Decision Making

Chris and Allium have a proven track record of success. 98% of our candidates have a successful 90-day+ completion rate.