Press Release

IAOP Ranks Avasant as #2 World’s Best Outsourcing Advisor for 2014

Los Angeles, California. June 2, 2014. The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) has announced its annual list of the Top 20 global sourcing advisors. Avasant, LLC is proud to have been recognized as #2 overall in the global ranking among a peer group of recognized leaders in the sourcing advisory community. "IAOP continues to be the gold standard for sourcing industry recognition. As the #2 Globally Ranked Advisory firm, we're very proud of our global team, partners and especially our clients who played a significant part in this achievement. This award is confirmation of our continued focus on customer value, the digital enterprise and the accelerating focus on delivering truly Global Business Services (GBS)," said Avasant CEO Kevin Parikh (@kevinparikh). The 2014 Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors recognizes the world's best outsourcing service providers and advisors. These rankings are based on applications received and evaluated by an independent judging panel organized by IAOP. The 2014 panel is led by IAOP chief advisor of thought leadership, IAOP, Jagdish Dalal, COP and president of JDalal Associates, LLC. "At a time when there is a growing need to outsource, The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors lists have become invaluable reference tools to help companies research service providers," said Debi Hamill, IAOP CEO. "The companies named on these lists and sub lists have demonstrated their expertise following a rigorous, independently judged process and represent the top in the industry." The 2014 Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors lists with rankings are published in the special advertising feature produced by IAOP in conjunction with Fortune Content Marketing & Strategies in the June 16 Fortune 500 issue of FORTUNE® magazine. The newsstand on sale date of this issue is June 2, 2014. IAOP will publish the rankings at About Avasant Avasant, a leading US-headquartered global management consulting firm with areas of expertise in digital consulting, strategic outsourcing, technology consulting, and globalization strategies, has operations in North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Based in Los Angeles, California, Avasant's talented team of consultants, lawyers and technologists average over 20 years of industry experience, and have conducted more than 1,000 engagements in over 40 countries. Avasant drives customer value through the use of proprietary consulting and advisory methods, which have been refined over decades of real-world transaction and engagement experience. About IAOP The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting association and advocate for the outsourcing professional and the organizations they support. 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. To learn more, visit IAOP media contact: Kate Tulloch-Hammond IAOP Manager, Media & Communications +1.845.452.0600, ext. 122 Avasant media contact: Mark Ware (@markware14) Vice President of Marketing