Vales Consulting Group Earns Industry Recognition for Outstanding Work in Global HR Outsourcing Industry

HRO Today Magazine Names Joe Vales and Gil Parker 2005 HRO Superstars for Achievements and Contributions to Industry


NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Joseph Vales and Gil Parker, the market leaders in providing marketing and business development services to the global information technology outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries, have been selected as 2005 HRO Superstars by the editors of HRO Today, the HR outsourcing industry's preeminent trade publication. The annual list recognizes the most influential and respected corporate buyers, service providers, strategy consultants and thought leaders for their achievements and contributions to the global HR outsourcing industry, which is valued at $55 billion, according to industry estimates.

This is the third consecutive year that Vales, founder and Senior Partner of Vales Consulting Group, has been named an HRO Superstar by the magazine editors. Vales, which HRO Today called, "the universally acknowledged marketing guru of the BPO business," is widely known for his thought leadership contributions to the industry.

"I can't think of anyone more deserving of this honor than Joe Vales," said Harry Feinberg, Chairman and CEO of Outsourcing Today, LLC, which publishes HRO Today magazine. "Joe has been in this business from the beginning, and is one of the industry's greatest champions. Whether from the front lines as outsourcing's most vocal thought leader or behind the scenes involved in some of outsourcing's most sophisticated programs, Joe has been tireless in his support and advancement of the industry."

Vales recently co-wrote a groundbreaking series of white papers on consortia buying; is the popular Cuppa Joe influencer interview columnist in HRO Today magazine; and authors the Marketing and Sales column for the Shared Services BPO Association. He is also a Founding Trustee of the HRO Association; serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of FAO Today magazine; and co-founded the Reference Standards Board, an independent organization that works closely with outsourcing service providers to provide client references that help corporate buyers make informed decisions in the industry's highly competitive RFP process.

Vales established Vales Consulting Group in 2001 as a strategic advisory firm providing marketing and business development services to the senior management of the leading service providers, private equity firms, and other professional organizations in the ITO and BPO marketplace. The Group combines in-depth knowledge of market conditions and business opportunities, world-class sales proposal process expertise from lead generation to close, and the ability to work effectively with senior management to help its clients build and sustain market leadership.

Parker, a Director at Vales Consulting Group, leads the firm's sales proposal process consulting practice. This is the second consecutive year that Parker has been recognized as an HRO Superstar by HRO Today, which also featured Parker in an earlier article that hailed him as the "all-time heavyweight champion of HRO proposal writing." Parker has directed, managed, and authored more than 225 new business proposals presented to the boards and senior executive management teams of Global 1000 companies, for which he earned a 70 percent win rate.

Parker is credited with developing a proposal document evaluation scorecard for analyzing 150 key elements and attributes of written proposals against industry best practices. He has also developed a proven methodology for preparing powerful executive summaries that present compelling value propositions, best-value business technical solutions, and many other distinguishing factors that give service providers a clear advantage and leadership positioning in competitive proposal situations.

Vales Consulting Group is based in Rye, New York, and can be reached by telephone at (914) 967-3200 or by e-mail at


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