The Taylor White Story

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.

Our Mission:

Apply our subject matter expertise and unwavering ethics to drive excellence for our candidates, our clients and our team.

Our Core Values:

Our corporate core values reflect the set of guiding principles and fundamental beliefs that drive us towards our common business goals. These goals are focused on excellence in our business relationships, candidates, clients and networking partners alike, as well as promoting an environment of collaboration, teamwork and positivity for our employees.

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