In today's market, qualified candidates in all disciplines are at a premium, and Joy leads a talented team of recruiters who are constantly leveraging technology and using creative means to find the right candidates for our clients. Competition for the best candidates is strong, and the ability to make the right match of candidate to open positions is critical to our clients, to our candidates, and to the Certified team.

With more than 12 years in the staffing industry, Joy is renowned for her innovative approach to talent search and selection, and for her very human approach. Her team are constantly working to move with the demands of the market; to ensure the best possible matches for all Certified clients and candidates.

Joy is a native Houstonian.  Her passion for people extends to volunteering in the community, for which she has received awards. She is also an active fundraiser for her chosen nonprofit organizations.


Joy De La O, Vice President, Recruiting and Programs

Recruiting gives my life purpose. It alllows me to help people in a way that impacts their lives in the best way possible.Matching a great candidates to a client makes a difference for both the candidate and the company, and gives me the opportunity to help people and solve problems. It's the best mission in the world!

Joy De La O