John Whitaker

On May 23, 2016 John Whitaker joined the DentalOne Partners team as Vice President, Talent Acquisition, based out of the Dallas Corporate Headquarters. John is responsible for leading the Talent Acquisition recruiting strategies and initiatives enterprise-wide.

Over his 25-year career in Human Resources, John has worked throughout the spectrum of the healthcare segment with companies seeking to develop a competitive advantage for their respective organization through strategic Human Capital positioning, planning, and practices. Public companies, privately-owned, PE-backed, start-up ventures and merging entities – he has worked with them all, including Alcon, CVS Caremark, Baylor Scott & White, Bayer, Bausch & Lomb, HMS, Avalanche Technologies, and Genentech.  

As an opinion leader in the Talent Acquisition community, his blog, “HR Hardball” has become one of the most visible and popular sites for transparent discussion on the challenges facing HR professionals. He is also a featured contributor for Fistful of Talent, and is co-author of “What’s Next in Human Resources,” part of the Greyden Press Thought Leadership Series (2015).

John received his Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M, received a professional certification from the Wharton School of Business, and is working toward his Master’s at UT-Dallas Jindahl School of Management. John resides in Southlake, TX with his wife, Karen, and their two sons, Jack and Cooper. He’s been a board member with Dragon Youth Baseball since 2007, served as the PA Announcer for the Southlake Dragons football.


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