About Us

IQTalent Partners, Inc. provides full service, on-demand talent acquisition solutions, without commissions or long-term contracts. From research and sourcing to recruiting and executive search, our innovative approach quickly enables us to fill the most challenging hiring needs. With 150 full-time consultants, we have the bandwidth to scale up to the largest hiring challenges by either augmenting an in-house team or by becoming our client’s full-service recruiting department. We adapt to our partners’​ internal processes by creating customized teams to fit each client’s unique situation. Unlike traditional search firms, we provide complete transparency and share all candidate information; the candidate data belongs to our clients. The bottom line: our model is effective, resulting in faster solutions and a significantly reduced cost-per-hire versus traditional recruiting methods.

Founded in 2009, IQTalent Partners has partnered with over 300 global corporations and placed over 2,000 qualified candidates across five continents. We focus on seeking key talent for your firm – leadership roles, high-level individual contributors, and strategic hiring across the organization.

Our innovative on-demand model allows for a professional services, billable hour fee structure, significantly reducing overall costs for our clients. Each engagement is billed by the hour, with our clients paying only for the services they receive when they receive them, on-demand.

IQTalent Partners is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee with satellite offices throughout the U.S, servicing clients across the globe.


Find a Recruiter


IQTalent Partners has a team of over 150 experienced researchers, sourcers, recruiters and executive recruiters available on-demand. Because we employ an on-demand, billable hours service model, our recruiters work as a team, hand in hand with researchers and with our clients’ in-house talent acquisition departments. The IQTP leadership group will assign the best team of consultants to fit each engagement based on experience and specific industry vertical and function in order to provide the most successful and cost-effective results.

Solutions And Expertise

At IQTalent Partners, you’re not a client. You’re a partner. No matter how big (or small) your company is, we’re here to solve talent challenges. Our augmented on-demand recruiting services range from research and sourcing to full life-cycle recruiting and executive search. Our services blend seamlessly into your internal processes, and because we use a billable hours fee structure, you will only pay for the solutions we provide as we provide them, on-demand.

We have over 150 U.S. based consultants with expertise across a broad range of industries. From engineering to business development to the c-suite, our team can find top talent across the globe. We strive to create meaningful, lasting partnerships with our clients and our candidates.

  • ‘Researchers for Search Firms & In-House’
  • Consulting Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
  • Search for Search Firms
  • Search for Search Firms & In-House Exec Search
  • Succession Planning
  • Talent Acquisition Project Management
  • Talent Acquisition Strategy
  • Talent Mapping
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
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  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Corporate Banking
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare Services
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Machine Learning
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Consumer Services
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
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News Briefings

Secrets to High Growth C-Suite Hiring

With many people expecting business to boom after the COVID-19 pandemic clears, bringing on new employees could turn out to be a momentous and somewhat intimidating process. “Employees are your greatest asset. After all, they decide the direction of your company’s future and are the building blocks of company culture,” said Chris Murdock, co-founder and chief sourcing

Another 1.5 Million Americans File for Unemployment

Despite the U.S. adding a record amount of jobs last month, the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.5 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected the Labor Department to report 1.6 million initial claims. The latest numbers reflect the persistent strain on the economy caused

Top 5 Secrets for Recruiting AI Talent

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to change the way we live; it is quickly redefining how employees do their jobs (especially in the recruitment industry) and how consumers make decisions. In 2016, 38 percent of businesses implemented AI. That number has only grown; the use of AI nearly doubled by 2017. And, in 2019, 71 percent of surveyed companies announced plans of

Essential Questions When Considering Outsourced Executive Search

Starting the search for a new executive is often a watershed experience for any organization. New leaders, after all, have a substantial impact on everything from culture and engagement to business goals. Making the right hiring decision can produce positive results in every direction. A new report by IQTalent Partners suggests that if you are thinking

Press Releases

Talent Acquisition Firm Named Best in Business

Nashville, TN – March 10, 2020 – IQTalent Partners, Inc., a talent acquisition professional services firm, announced it was named “Best in Business” by the Nashville Business Journal this week. The Nashville Business Journal annually seeks out organizations who have proven track records of growth, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction. The companies who are nominated

David Windley Recognized as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow

Nashville, TN – November 20, 2019 —  IQTalent Partners, Inc. , a talent acquisition and executive search firm, today announced that the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recently recognized the company’s CEO, David Windley, as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. NACD Fellows, who earn NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential®— stand within the highest echelon of those committed

Talent Acquisition and Executive Search Firm Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Nashville, TN – August 7, 2019 –  IQTalent Partners, Inc. , a talent acquision and executive search firm, celebrated 10 years in business this week. The firm’s 10th anniversary comes as CEO David Windley and Co-Founder and Chief Sourcing Officer, Chris Murdock were named as presenters at two global human resources and talent acquistion symposiums.

Executive Search Firm Named to Hunt Scanlon Top 50 List with 80% Growth

Nashville, TN – May 14, 2019 – IQTalent Partners, Inc., a talent acquisition and executive search firm, announced its placement on the annual Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiting Firms report. In its first year on the list, IQTalent Partners had the second-highest annual growth rate among listed firms. With unprecedented revenue growth of 80% in


In the Media

Largest Recruiting Firms by retained placements in Nashville
Information was obtained from firm representatives. Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Nashville Business Journal.

Brand new company changing the job market
IQTalent Partners is changing the way big jobs are filled here in Nashville, recruiting talent for some of Nashville’s biggest companies such as Bridgestone and Amazon.

IQTalent Partners named 2020 Best in Business Awards finalists
The judges have deliberated, and the Nashville Business Journal is excited to announce our 2020 Best in Business Awards finalists.


IQTP Celebrates 10 Years in Business