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The Tekchix

Norma Jean McClain, President/CEO | Ava McClain, Head of Recruitment

Left to right: Norma Jean McClain, President/CEO; Ava McClain, Head of Recruitment

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As someone who has years of experience in IT herself, Norma Jean McClain knows how important quality IT team members are to the efficient functioning of any organization. And after a few additional years working for large IT staffing firms, ones solely focused on volume, Norma Jean saw a need for a boutique, Louisiana-based IT recruitment agency that could offer a customized, people-first approach.

“Fewer clients, more service,” says Norma Jean. “We put relationships first and offer the highest level of service to both our clients and our candidates.”

Tekchix is transforming IT teams across New Orleans and beyond—the company boasts a 95 percent placement rate and has been voted Best Employee Agency in New Orleans CityBusiness readers’ rankings two years in a row. After graduating from William and Mary, Norma Jean’s daughter, Ava, joined the company as Head of Recruitment, and this mother-daughter partnership is growing the company with plans for additional boutique firms in other markets.

“We are driven every day to go to bat for our clients, who have urgent needs for specific positions to be filled,” says Norma Jean. “We are also committed to providing great experiences for our exceptional candidates, who are achieving their career goals through these positions.”

The company enjoys an outstanding retention rate, a testament to their effective and timely match-making. Its leaders are also leaders on a community level. Norma Jean serves on the Second Harvest operations committee and the computer science advisory boards for Tulane School of Professional Advancement and Southeastern Louisiana University, while Ava is involved with the New Orleans Opera Association, Rolling River Rescue, YLC, and the Loyola University Women’s Leadership Academy.

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