Celebrating our 20th Anniversary! . . . The right person at the right time . . . Your Streamline to Success . . . Adding value one person at a time . . . Representing the Brains Behind the Technology . . .  Matching Talent with Need . . . It’s all about Results . . .
DML technical recruiters are more than just headhunters.
Specializing in Placing Professionals in the IT and Upstream Petroleum Industries

D-M-L 20 Year Retrospective

Founder and President, Diane Legg, takes a look back, and shares some background and thoughts about the company's beginnings and her personal convictions and beliefs from which the firm's foundation is built. She attributes D-M-L's ongoing success to those ideals and her dedication to family, candidates and clients.


How I got started . . .
Prior to starting my own company on August 17, 1992, I worked for several Houston-based search firms over a period of five years. Though I enjoyed the work and learned a lot, working for others was not the path I wanted to pursue. I received a small inheritance from my grandmother’s estate and decided the best investment I could make would be in me, so started my own recruiting firm. Working on straight commission and supporting two young children as a single parent, had its challenges. But I held firm to the belief I was doing the right thing for me and for my familyFounder and president, Diane Legg.. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made.


What I’ve learned along the way . . .

My mantra is, Know Thy Candidate – Know Thy Client!
Time and commitment are what counts the most. For me, the biggest lesson of all is making a personal commitment, both to those I represent (candidates) and to those I recruit for (clients) Without commitment, I would derive no personal satisfaction in my daily work. Being tuned-in to the individual, gaining insights through in-depth meetings, and conversations and personal interaction, is the only way to establish trust and develop long term relationships. Taking the time to do a good job is worth the effort. Shortcuts usually end up costing everyone involved in the recruiting process. As a recruiter, my job is to match talent with need, insuring the personality and cultural fit is every bit as solid as the required skills.


Where I am today . . . Beginning anew . . .

After dedicating 25 years in the recruiting industry, I find myself constantly starting over. With searches ending and others beginning, I must constantly renew and refresh what I do on a daily basis. I am grateful to have a flourishing business, with a diverse client base. I have purposely remained more of a technical generalist, covering a broad spectrum of industries within the upstream oil industry sector. Working and representing sales professionals has been enlightening in terms of understanding the business drivers and the power of persuasion. Working and representing geotechnical and engineering professionals has educated me in the technologies and processes involved in producing scientific software or providing geotechnical and engineering services. My experiences in recruiting for oil companies have given me an appreciation of the highly sophisticated technologies employed by the people who drive the oil and gas finding engine, those who are fueling our futures.


In closing, I would like to say a sincere, “Thank You“ to all of you who have helped me along the way. I hope to continue to make a positive impact with companies seeking to hire the best talent out there and candidates who are seeking to make a strategic career move, not just finding a job.


Best Regards,

President - Executive Search Consultant
D-M-L Technical Search.

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