About Us

IQTalent Partners is a professional services firm that focuses on finding, assessing and hiring key talent for your organization. The firm partners with your in-house team, providing support where and when you need it; or provide your complete in-house recruiting function until you ramp up and build your own.

The firm differs from traditional recruiting firms in that we work as an extension of your team in a professional services model (you pay for the service provided) vs. commission. Its other key differentiation is its ability to quickly ramp up and ramp down the recruiting efforts as your recruiting needs change.

The firm’s focus area is key talent for your organization – leadership roles, high-level individual contributors, and strategic hiring across the organization. They measure their impact through the quality of candidates, improved effectiveness and reduced cost for your organization.

Fee Structure:

There is an hourly rate for each service noted above.

The services provided may vary depending on the exact needs of your organization and may be changed during the engagement. There are no minimum requirements for an engagement, such as number of hours or combination of services you are required to use.

Its 60 Team Members providing full-life cycle recruiting, sourcing and research services.


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IQTalent Partners’ mission is to offer a better way for organizations and candidates to find a match. They find the right talent for clients and they present great career opportunities to candidates. The work they do is not a transaction. It’s about finding interested, qualified talent for employers who need it most.

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 recruitment process outsourcing services range from research, sourcing, to full life-cycle recruiting that blends seamlessly into your processes.

  • Executive Search
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
  • Consumer
  • Financial Services
  • Industrial
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Non-Profit
  • Professional Services
  • Technology
  • All Functions

News Briefings

Finding the Best Talent Starts with Engaging Candidates

Recruiting and sourcing tactics have changed over the years. The search industry has transitioned from the old school “brute force” methods of manually identifying potential candidates in phone books and directories to the online resources that cultivate prospective candidate information using AI. The shift to boolean search strings, web browsers and AI may speed up simple automation

IQTalent Partners Relocates Headquarters to Nashville, Expands Staff

IQTalent Partners has shifted its headquarters from Los Altos, CA in the northern part of Silicon Valley to Nashville, TN. The move is a return to the firm’s roots. Nashville was where IQTalent Partners’ co-founders Chris Murdock and Tom Milic first met, at Vanderbilt University. “That, and we were able to grow our Nashville office from

4 Hiring Strategies When Talent Markets are Tight

Everyone is readying their horses at the starting gate for the 2019 race to hire the best people in the market. But with a list of tasks distracting recruiters from delivering results in an increasingly tight hiring market, many may be at their wits’ end to find quality talent. A new report by IQTalent Partners offers four

How to Improve Your Candidate Screening Process

Recruiting in a candidate driven market can be tricky. With the help of developing technologies like artificial intelligence, automation and mobile applications, candidates can apply to multiple positions at many different organizations in no time at all. With candidates applying to more places more quickly, you either keep up or miss out on the ones

Press Releases

IQTalent Partners Adds Former Yahoo! Chief HR Officer as President

Boutique executive search firm IQTalent Partners has appointed David Windley as president; he will lead the firm’s strategic direction and day-to-day operations. Mr. Windley was previously the chief human resources officer at Fusion-io and Yahoo! He held executive HR positions at Microsoft, Intuit and Silicon Graphics, where he co-led the HR function. Mr. Windley is

IQTalent Partners Grows Mobile and Wireless Technologies Practice

Boutique executive search firm IQTalent Partners has added Tom Owen as a partner to help lead the mobile and wireless technologies practice. Mr. Owen previously served as advisor and consultant to many startups focused on the mobile sector and has worked closely with most of the top companies in the wireless ecosystem. Cients have included

IQtalent Partners Joins Startup America Partnership

IQTalent Partners has joined the Startup America Partnership, a private organization working to help young companies succeed in order to accelerate job growth in America. “Finding the right talent to help a startup grow and create jobs is a major hurdle for young companies trying to scale,” said Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America