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Versique™ Search & Consulting Launches New Brand.

January 3, 2013 — Versique reflects a management split of the fast growing and highly awarded talent-acquisition firm, formerly known as McKinley Group, Inc. and McKinley HR, Inc.

New technologies, a complex economic environment, and greater demands from both clients and candidates are transforming the business of talent acquisition. So a team led by Tony Sorensen, President and CEO, and Chris Ohlendorf, Partner, of Versique™ Search & Consulting, will break from its former partners to pursue an empowering vision.

“We needed to make a change,” said Sorensen. “It’s not about right or wrong. We simply have a different vision. We intend to be the leader of single-source solutions for both permanent-placement and consulting clients. Our industry is changing, requiring more flexibility and customized solutions, so we will deliver what our clients need while creating a unique work environment that allows our team to excel.”

Key to the Versique philosophy — a management style that will continue to drive the kind of success Sorensen, along with partner Ohlendorf, and their team expect — are four core values embraced by leadership and employees alike: a culture of celebrating success; the idea of collaborating as one cohesive team; the drive to lead the profession and win the category; and the commitment to giving back to the community. “We believe in the power of a simple idea,” said Sorensen. “Create a high-performance culture and watch how everything else naturally aligns.”

Versique Search & Consulting is a sister company to McKinley Consulting, a leading full-service consulting firm, with practice areas in project management and business analysis, quality assurance, and application development. McKinley Consulting has been named a Top Management Consulting Firm as well as one of Minnesota’s fastest growing private companies by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The company is also a recipient of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota award by the Star Tribune.