The Taylor White Story

Taylor White Logo being built by construction workersSit back and let me tell you a rags to riches story about heart break, poverty, greed and personal sacrifice…… Ok, this story has none of that, but we hope we got your attention?! What the Taylor White story does offer is the “why” so many people come to us to find a better job, and “why” so many clients rely on us to provide them with the best talent in Tampa Bay…and beyond.

Our firm was created in May, 2001 when Tony Linguanti and Jim Bassil joined forces. Tony Linguanti had previously spent 10 years with an international search firm that specialized in placing accounting and finance professionals throughout Tampa Bay. Prior to taking on Area Manager responsibilities, his primary focus was on temporary and consulting practices. In contrast, Jim Bassil had spent four years with a large domestic search firm that specialized in accounting and finance, before leaving to create his own successful practice focused on the permanent search side of the profession.

Both men started their careers in public accounting and attributed their success in recruiting to that accounting foundation. In 2000, both were approached by clients who suggested that they would be natural complements to each other. Given Tony’s expertise in temporary and consulting, and Jim’s passion for permanent placement services, they saw opportunities to collaborate. Equally as important, they both shared the same belief regarding prioritizing an ethical approach to the business – treat everyone like you would want to be treated.

With a business model focused on those two key business strategies – leveraging accounting professionals to build a team and putting ethics first – Taylor White was formed. Since that day, we have been blessed to serve the Tampa Bay area’s best clients and candidates for almost two decades.