IAOP Names Panel to Evaluate Global Outsourcing 100® and World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors

Initial List of Top Ranked Companies to be Released in February

Poughkeepsie, NY, December 16, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) today named its 8-member evaluation panel of recognized industry leaders who will use a rigorous and objective process to rank applications of the top providers for the eighth annual Global Outsourcing 100® and advisors for the fifth World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors listing.

The panelists have extensive experience in selecting companies based on requests for proposals (RFPs). Each holds the prestigious Certified Outsourcing Professional® (COP) certification, validating their outsourcing expertise.

“This year’s panel of judges will select from the most diverse set of applications we’ve ever had,” said IAOP CEO Debi Hamill. “The independent judging process ensures the highest quality results and rankings that will be valuable for business decision makers as well as the companies applying.”

The 2013 Global Outsourcing 100® Judging Panel is chaired by IAOP Managing Director of Thought Leadership and President of JDalal Associates, Jag Dalal and includes:

Gregory Dawson, Ph.D., COP, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.
Teresa Harris, COP, Global Supplier Relationship Manager, GE
William Hefley, Ph.D., CDP, COP, Clinical Associate Professor, Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh, and Director, ITSqc, LLC.
Sean Heston, COP, Partnership Development, Sprint
Rene Herlaar, COP, Vodafone, The Netherlands
Cheryl Seely, COP, Manager, Thomson Reuters
Paul Quaglia, COP, Vice President, WMS Gaming

Established in 2006, The Global Outsourcing 100 includes Leaders and Rising Stars, as well as dozens of sub lists based on geographies, services and industries. IAOP added the World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors, a listing of consultant, legal and related advisory firms globally, in 2009.

The companies named in The Global Outsourcing 100 will be first announced at the association’s annual conference, The 2013 Outsourcing World Summit®, Feb. 18-20, at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. The official rankings on the lists are premiered in a special advertising section on outsourcing in the May 20 Fortune 500 issue of Fortune magazine.

About IAOP
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. Visit www.IAOP.org.

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