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IQNavigator Announces New Industry Solutions Center of Excellence

Appoints executives to lead Industry Solutions and Product Advancement teams

DENVER, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, IQNavigator is announcing two new executive appointments and the creation of a new Industry Solutions team. Industry veteran David Cooper has been appointed Senior Vice President of Industry Solutions and Layne Nelson will join IQNavigator as Vice President of Product Advancement.

These new executive hires are the latest in a series of organizational changes made by IQNavigator to continue its focus on helping clients strategically manage their non-employee workforce by streamlining their contingent workforce programs and providing best practice guidance to prospects and clients. The addition of these professionals also emphasizes the company's continued prioritization on two of its core values- Innovation and Client Focus. 

"The launch of the Industry Solutions center of excellence at IQNavigator formalizes the breadth and depth of proven industry experience we have in-house and provides unparalleled best practice guidance for our Global 2000 clients," said Lou Andreozzi, CEO and president of IQNavigator. "I am pleased with our recent additions to the IQNavigator leadership team and looking forward to the influx of fresh and innovative strategies augmenting our commitment to deliver the best VMS in the industry - period."

Best Practice Guidance through Industry Expertise – IQNavigator's newly formed industry solutions center of excellence provides best practice in the areas of procurement, implementation, category management and services procurement. Reporting to Kieran Brady, an IQNavigator co-founder and the EVP of Market Strategies, David and his team offer proven, real-world experience for prospects and clients who are looking for guidance on when, how and why to expand their contingent workforce programs into global regions, new categories of contingent spend or capture SOW/project spend. This elite team of five experts bring over 70 years of procurement and Vendor Management System (VMS) experience, having managed over $12 billion in spend across their careers and implemented over 250 VMS deployments worth $7 billion

David Cooper has a 20 year background in the vendor management and staffing services industry with extensive expertise in business intelligence, human capital business process solutions and operations, and expansion into new markets.  Most recently, Dave was Senior Vice President at Icon Information Consultants, with previous leadership roles at other vendor management providers including responsibility for sales, partnerships and consulting divisions.

Product Superiority through Innovation -- Maintaining IQNavigator as the leader in innovation and product superiority will be Layne Nelson's number one objective. He is supported by a team of skilled development technologists with over 120 years of tenured, pure-IQNavigator experience and extensive SaaS backgrounds. Layne reports to SaaS industry veteran, Graden Gerig, EVP of Professional Services and Engineering (see Graden's recent hire announcement HERE).

Layne has over 18 years of experience delivering complex application solutions for global enterprise clients. He has been a Solution Architect and Senior Managing Consultant at IBM and Managing Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he has led business transformations through innovative application platform design, process redesign and delivery leadership.  

With over 12 years as the innovative leader in the Vendor Management System (VMS) industry, IQNavigator has experienced explosive growth in its employee ranks, adding over 300 employees since 2010. The company expansions support persistent investment in R&D (30% annually) and double digit growth rate from new and expanding global Fortune 2000 clients.

About IQNavigator
IQNavigator is the proven leader in services procurement solutions, helping global enterprises better manage all types of procured services and their non-employee workforces around the world. With over 5.2 million users from over 125 countries worldwide accessing the IQNavigator platform, IQN is localized in 40 countries and 15 languages. As the only Vendor Management System (VMS) with true mobile capabilities, IQNavigator consistently ranks as the best functionality in SOW in independent surveys. IQNavigator's cloud-based VMS software processes tens of billions of dollars in yearly services spend, enabling clients to intelligently manage and optimize the cost-effectiveness, compliance, visibility and efficiency of complex services procurement and contingent workforce programs. For more information about IQNavigator and how its industry-leading offerings are helping many of the world's most respected companies, visit www.IQNavigator.com.

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