Business Process Outsourcing: Joe Vales Recognized as 2008 Superstar by Editors of HRO Today Magazine

Vales Consulting Group Founder Earns Industry Recognition for Shaping the Best Practices Driving the Global Outsourcing Industry

NEW YORK, July 14, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Joseph Vales, Senior Partner for Vales Consulting Group, the recognized industry leader in providing marketing and business development services to the global information technology outsourcing (ITO), software, and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries, has been selected as a 2008 HRO Superstar 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.

This is the sixth 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. Joe is a Founding Trustee of the HR Outsourcing Association and was described by Techspend magazine in 2006 as the "Father of BPO and Deal Advisor." For PricewaterhouseCoopers, Vales conceived and directed the Global Top BPO Decision - Maker Research, which shaped the BPO market for years. At the 2005 HRO World conference, Vales received the industry's most prestigious award when he was selected as the Thought Leader of the Year. In 2008, the Vales Consulting Group was recognized as one of the Top 10 Human Relations Outsourcing Advisors in the annual State of the Outsourcing Industry report from the Brown-Wilson Group. The report showcases the results of five years of outsourcing research and up to date insight from twenty-four thousand outsourcing customer survey respondents from 40 countries.

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, software, and BPO marketplace. FAO Today magazine described Vales Consulting Group as the "most widely used business development consultants in the IT services industry." 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. No other firm can match Vales Consulting Group's expertise in developing robust value propositions for their clients and understanding what it takes to win business. In 2007, Vales Consulting Group expanded its value proposition consulting practice by forming a strategic partnership with Crescent Partners, an award winning branding and design firm, to build brand centric value propositions that help service providers leverage the power of their brand, differentiate their services and win more business.

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


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