Cielo Named Among America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Annual Inc. 5000 & Awarded a "Winner's Circle" Designation in the HfS Talent Acquisition Blueprint Report 2014

BROOKFIELD, WI – August 26, 2014 – Cielo, (formerly Pinstripe & Ochre House) the world’s leading global talent acquisition and management partner, today announced its recognition on two prominent industry rankings: Inc.magazine's 33rd annual Inc. 5000 and the HfS Talent Acquisition Blueprint Report 2014. Inc. magazine ranked Cielo No. 902 nationally and No. 9 among the "top companies" in Wisconsin on its annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The HfS Talent Acquisition Blueprint 2014 awarded Cielo a "Winner's Circle" designation for excellence in execution and innovation.

"These rankings solidify our reputation as the most innovative, customer-focused organization with global scale in the industry," said Sue Marks, CEO of Cielo. "We have the agility to innovate our solutions in anticipation of client needs in a rapidly evolving talent marketplace, and the global scale to transform clients' organizations through sustained people advantage worldwide."

The 2014 Inc. 5000, which ranks companies according to percentage revenue growth from 2010 to 2013, acknowledges Cielo for its 496 percent three-year growth. During that same time period, the firm added 611 jobs globally, representing a 279 percent increase in Cielo's employees worldwide who are critical to the firm's entrepreneurial agility and continued growth.

The HfS Talent Acquisition Blueprint Report 2014, which is comprised of more than 4,000 data points collected from live contracts and secondary research, evaluates talent acquisition service providers against their ability to deliver capabilities (execution) and improve services (innovation). The "Winner's Circle" distinguishes providers that demonstrate excellence in both categories.

Client references highlighted in the report recognized Cielo as a visionary in the talent acquisition space, clearly outlining new talent management ideas and acquisition solutions as it expands its capabilities into additional regions and talent support areas that impact quality of hire and business objectives.

While being recognized as a leader for both execution and innovation, Cielo ranked above all other talent acquisition service providers in the category of innovation, which reflects the firm's vision for end-to-end process lifecycle, concrete plans to deliver value beyond cost and ability to leverage external drivers. Cielo's commitment to innovation, use of new technologies and continued investment in future capabilities are all cited among the firm's core differentiators in the HfS Talent Acquisition Blueprint Report. In addition, Cielo is acknowledged for its customer-centric and transparent approach to service delivery and client partnerships.

Cielo has been recognized year-over-year for its growth and leading client service and talent acquisition solutions. The firm was ranked on the 2013 Inc. Hire Power Awards, which recognize private businesses that have generated the most U.S. jobs. Cielo is also the recipient of the HRO Today Services and Technology Association's 2014 North America Talent Acquisition Program of the Year Award, the fourth award of its kind won by Cielo in the past two years. In addition, Cielo has received five consecutive rankings on HRO Today magazine’s “Baker’s Dozen” list and has been consistently identified as an RPO Leader and Star Performer in the annual Everest Group Global PEAK Matrix.

About Cielo 
Cielo is the world’s leading provider of global talent acquisition and management solutions. In May 2014, the company rebranded to reflect the successful integration of U.S.-based Pinstripe, Inc. and UK-based Ochre House, which combined to become the largest independent provider of strategic recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)search solutions and talent consulting services worldwide. Cielo leverages its global scale, customized, innovative solutions and entrepreneurial agility to help clients achieve sustained people advantage and outstanding business outcomes. Through world-class, technology-enabled solutions, Cielo serves clients primarily in the financial and business servicesconsumer brandstechnology and mediaengineeringlife sciences and healthcare industries. Cielo’s global presence includes more than 1,100 employees, serving more than 90 clients across 57 countries in 26 languages. This footprint includes Moorland Gray, the largest and most successful executive search firm in the Middle East and North Africa. Cielo knows talent is rising – and with it, an organization's opportunity to rise above. For more information, visit cielotalent.com.

About Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000 
Methodology 
The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000 
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/.

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.

About HfS Talent Acquisition Blueprint Report 
The HfS Talent Acquisition Blueprint Report 2014 is based on more than 4,000 data points collected in Q2 2014 from more than 250 live contracts from 12 major service providers, as well as secondary research on eight additional service providers in talent acquisition services businesses worldwide. The data covers buyers, providers, advisors and users of talent acquisition services.

Talent acquisition service provider rankings are based on two major factors:

  • Execution represents service providers' ability to deliver capabilities, including solutions in the real world, quality of customer relationships and flexibility

  • Innovation represents service providers' ability to improve services, including vision for end-to-end process lifecycle, concrete plans to deliver value beyond cost and leveraging external drivers

HfS' "Winner's Circle" represents organizations that demonstrate excellence in both execution and innovation.