"CPS matches superior IT professionals with superior clients for superior results."

Serving clients with staffing, consulting, and project help since 1978.

Client Services

Consulting Services

Our professional recruiting staff utilizes the referrals, references from past and current employees, and the internet to find the top 20% of the talent pool for our clients. Additionally we draw from our automated database of well over 100,000 candidates, to provide highly skilled Programmers, Analysts, Network Specialists, DBA’s, Systems Programmers, Technical Writers, PC Specialists and Project Managers

Candidate Center


Commercial Programming Systems, Inc., (CPS) is the Southwest’s premier IT staffing company. Founded in 1978, CPS remains among the longest-standing, privately-held IT staffing firms, and continues to provide the finest IT talent available to many select Fortune 1000 companies as well as other elite IT Shops throughout Southern California and the surrounding states.


Philip Sawyer is the president of CPS and has been with the company for over 20 years. Born and raised in the Midwest, Phil previously worked for MTW in Kansas City, MO, and has over 3 decades of experience in both recruiting and managing IS professionals for contract and Lease to Hire services. A graduate of the University of Missouri with a B.S. in mathematics, Phil also has a M.A. in management from the University of Arkansas. He is a past President of the TechServe Alliance Southern California Chapter, a past member of the Board of Directors for the TechServe Alliance, and is a Certified Professional Services Account Executive.