Our Leadership

The people at the helm of DPP are well-versed industry veterans. Together, they have over 60 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry.


Barbara Blau


As DP Professionals’ founder and Chief Executive Officer, Barbara Blau brings extensive experience to the South Carolina information technology industry. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has served South Carolina’s IT personnel market for over two decades.

Barbara’s business philosophy is as down-to-earth as she is. Doing a great job for her clients, providing a comfortable working environment for her staff, and delivering good services to the community are her primary objectives.

Connecting with visionary people to build a better South Carolina is one of Barbara’s ultimate goals. She has served on multiple business and technology committees, supports the arts, and is active in several philanthropic endeavors in the state.


Chris Dickenson


Chris Dickenson is a veteran of the IT Services industry, and has been providing services in the Southeast since 1992. He joined DPP in August 2016, and was responsible for leading and developing our sales and recruiting operations in the Southeast. Chris was named President of DPP in July 2017.

Prior to joining DPP, Chris spent the previous 20 years with a local technology integration firm and national IT staffing organizations, providing services to both Commercial and Government clients throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.


Roger Blau


As Chief Financial Officer, Roger Blau manages DP Professionals’ accounting department.

Roger received his BS, MS, and PhD in mathematical statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been a South Carolina resident since 1975, and has far-reaching experience in business, information technology, education, and statistics. He has served as an IT consultant and was on the faculty of the University of South Carolina and the University of North Carolina. His vast knowledge of statistics, IT, and business are a tremendous asset to the company. Roger is a past treasurer and past chair of the South Carolina State Museum Foundation, and past Co-Chair of the Tocqueville Society Advisory Committee, United Way of the Midlands.

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