IQN Expands Partnership with Bartech, a Pioneer in Global Workforce and Staffing Solutions

IQN Expands Partnership with Bartech, a Pioneer in Global Workforce and Staffing Solutions Bartech Brings Best-in-Class MSP Solutions to IQN Customers through Growing Ecosystem of Partners

Denver, Colo. – April 12, 2016 – IQN, the leading, independent provider of non-employee workforce management solutions, has extended and expanded its strategic alliance with Bartech Group, a market-leading managed service provider. IQN’s alliance with Bartech Group enables IQN customers to improve their market position through greater quality, efficiency, cost savings and transparency while minimizing the risks associated with the management of contract labor and workforce solutions. Based on the success of the partnership to date, IQN and Bartech are extending their alliance with a long-term agreement that also expands the two companies’ collaboration in a number of areas that will deliver innovations and greater efficiencies to customers. IQN’s vendor management technology, combined with Bartech’s powerful Managed Service Provider (MSP) capabilities, gives companies a powerful tool in the war for talent. The advantages of Bartech Group’s technologies include faster and easier implementation of contingent workforce management solutions, a high-touch customer support network and, most importantly, continued innovation to allow customers to recruit and maintain a competitive, contingent workforce. “Bartech has built a global, scalable talent acquisition platform for managing high-volume professional staffing needs,” said Donna Yelmokas, Vice President of Global Strategic Channels at IQN. “Our partnerships with leading managed service providers are built on a common vision and unified approach to maximize customer value and success. As a recognized leader in the development and delivery of workforce management solutions, we are eager to expand our partnership with Bartech to provide best-in-class MSP solutions that help our customers thrive. We are all looking forward to the new ways that IQN and Bartech will be delivering value to customers through this collaboration.” Bartech delivers vendor-neutral Managed Service Provider (MSP) programs powered by world-class Vendor Management System (VMS) technologies. The company’s vendor-neutral approach to workforce needs provides clients solution objectivity and integrity through the complete elimination of conflicts of interest. With an emphasis on risk mitigation, Bartech specializes in policy development and compliance, process standardization, workflow automation, supplier administration and rate management strategies – a perfect fit within IQN’s existing partnership ecosystem. “We’re excited to continue to partner with IQN,” said David Barfield President & Chief Executive Officer at Bartech Group. “The collaboration and synergy between our two companies will bring an unparalleled offering to IQN customers. Together, we will deliver substantial benefits to our clients in the form of lower cost, reduced risk, improved efficiency, higher quality of talent and greater transparency across the board.” Bartech’s recent combination with the Impellam Group in the UK enables increased collaboration, recruitment expertise and new client opportunities for both companies, as well as an amplified global presence for all clients. With this merger, IQN, through the Bartech alliance, joins this larger global family with the shared vision of becoming the world’s most trusted staffing company. Together, Bartech, Impellam and IQN will leverage the other’s strengths and expertise to continue delivering exceptional, trusted workforce solutions to their clients. Bartech is a Platinum Sponsor of IQNsiders 2016, one of the best-attended and most dynamic industry events focused on workforce management best practices, including management of the rapidly growing non-employee workforce. Hosted by IQN, the three-day conference program includes presentations by experts in enterprise talent management who will share insights into how workforce strategies are evolving, how to utilize innovative technology to address those challenges, and how to create a world class workforce management program that supports an organization’s strategic business goals.   # # #   About IQN IQN is the leading independent technology provider of Vendor Management System (VMS) software for Global 2000 companies. IQN’s products enable enterprises to intelligently manage and optimize complex services procurement and contingent workforce programs. Since 1999, IQN’s products have been delivering procurement visibility and predictability, helping corporate leaders around the globe increase profitability, mitigate risk and compete more effectively. For more information, visit About Bartech Bartech is a Michigan-based professional services firm that delivers global workforce management and staff augmentation solutions to Fortune 1000 companies and other users of non-employee labor. The company was established in 1977 by John Barfield as a supplier of technical staffing services to the automotive industry. Today, the company manages or employs over 30,000 consultants daily across multiple end markets and manages over $3.5 billion of client expenditures. Bartech is ranked by Staffing Industry Analysts as the 8th largest MSP by global spend and 5th largest vendor neutral MSP in the industry. Further, Bartech is considered by HRO Today as a perennial top five performer and was recognized in 2014 as the #1 Managed Service Provider globally based upon breadth of services and client satisfaction. For more information, visit For media inquiries, please contact: Victor Chayet IQN 303-714-9260 Michelle Hyland Bartech 248-208-4337