First Line Software Named to IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 List for Fifth Year
First Line Software, a boutique global software development company, is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2017 Global Outsourcing 100 List by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP®). This is the fifth year out of the past six years First Line has been selected for this annual listing of the world’s best outsourcing service providers.
Companies of all sizes, from around the world and across a range of diverse industries, are considered for inclusion on the IAOP list. They are judged in five main categories: size and growth, customer references, awards and certifications, programs for innovation, and corporate social responsibility (CSR).
“Choosing the right partners is more important than ever. Companies that outsource, not only in the traditional sense but also through the wide array of the ever-changing collaborative business models, are scrutinizing their providers very closely,” said Debi Hamill, IAOP CEO. “The GO100 is the definitive guide to help companies research and compare service providers with whom they are considering relationships.”
The list is based on applications received and judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by a panel of IAOP members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers for their organizations. The 2017 judging panel, co-chaired by IAOP CEO, Debi Hamill, and Chairman Emeritus, Michael F. Corbett included:
- Daniel Beimborn, Professor, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
- Teresa Harris, COP, Global Supplier Relationship Manager, GE
- Mary D. Lewis, Sourcing Manager II, Supply Chain Management, Sprint
- Cheryl Seely, COP, Manager, Thomson Reuters
- Paul Quaglia, COP, VP Enterprise Applications, GE Healthcare
“We’re thrilled to be named once again by the IAOP to their Global Outsourcing List,” says President and CEO, Nick Puntikov. “It validates the commitment of the First Line team to producing exceptional outcomes for our customers.”
A complete version of the Global Outsourcing 100 rankings and lists of categories will be featured on June 15, 2017 in a special issue of FORTUNE magazine.
About First Line Software
First Line Software is a premier provider of custom software development, technology enablement services and value-add consulting in big data engineering, industrial Internet and IoT, digital media and marketing, and enterprise content management. Headquartered in the US, First Line employs 350 staff globally. The First Line culture is centered around subject matter expertise, technical excellence, consulting capabilities and proven methodologies, with a strong focus on Agile and Intellectual Integration.
The company has been recognized with multiple annual rankings and awards by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), Global Services, and Scrum, Inc. First Line Software is also an active member in Object Management Group and Industrial Internet Consortium.
First Line has global clients across North America, Europe and Australia, including Accenture, Bonnier Group, Clinic to Cloud, Dell Software, InnerWorkings, Odysseus Data Services, Solita, Viastore, and others.
IAOP is the go-to association leading the way to improve outsourcing outcomes by bringing together customers, providers and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional development, recognition, certification and excellence. With over 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is not only on top of the latest trends but in front of them. Through its expansive global chapter network, premier training and certification programs, knowledge center, member community and more, IAOP helps members learn, grow and succeed. For more information and how you can become involved, visit www.IAOP.org.
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David Tedford has over 20 years of sales experience within the IT/software industry. He excels at being immersed in a customer's environment, understanding his customers requirements, crafting solutions to meet those requirements, and ultimately providing solutions to his customers.
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As the head of business development for First Line Software, Vladimir heads up business development in Western Europe and Russia.
Vladimir began his career in IT in 2002, when, as a student of Faculty of Automation of Computer Science of the First Electrotechnical University (ETU “LETI”), he began his work at The Morfizpribor Central Research Institute (CRI). Vladimir joined the StarSoft team (predecessor of First Line Software) in 2004 as a Junior Software Developer. As he gained experience with more and more projects, he was promoted to leadership roles.
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