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Versique Merges with Sister-Company McKinley Consulting

March 18, 2015 — Versique today announced its merge with long-time sister-company McKinley Consulting. The firm will be known as Versique. McKinley Consulting, established in 2004, specializes in IT consulting with a focus on project management and business analysis, application development, and quality assurance. Versique is one of the largest consulting and executive search firms in the Midwest, and specializes in IT (information technology), HR (human resources), digital marketing, engineering and operations, finance and accounting, sales, CPG (consumer packaged goods), and executive retained search. The firm also has an internal digital marketing agency that specializes in strategic PPC, SEO, inbound marketing, and more.

The two companies have worked out of the same office and shared the same leadership team and core values for years. By officially merging as one company, Versique will provide its clients, consultants, and candidates with versatile and unique service offerings, including consulting and executive search services and a wide variety of well-established practice areas. Versique will retain all McKinley Consulting employees.

“Although we were operating out of the same office and had a number of the same clients, our clients knew us as two different companies,” said Tony Sorensen, president & CEO of Versique. “This merge will provide clarity in the marketplace and a greater variety of talent acquisition solutions for our clients.”

Together, the two firms have more than 175 employees in Minneapolis, more than 350 years of combined experience, and have filled more than 300 positions in Minnesota in the last year. They are expected to have revenues of $27 million in 2015.

Versique and McKinley Consulting are highly awarded, having received Top 25 Executive Search Firms and Top 25 Management Consulting Firms awards from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, as well as numerous culture-based and growth-based awards including the Minnesota Business Community Outreach award and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journals Fast 50 award.

“This is a great move for Versique and McKinley Consulting. They have long since operated as one team and they share the same high-performance standards for their clients, so it seems like a natural progression that they merge into one valuable firm, under one brand,” said Michael Mathews, CIO, Deluxe Corporation.


Versique is a single-source talent acquisition firm specializing in recruitment, both consulting and permanent placement. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of “versatile” and “unique” as it hints at the concept of “search” in its pronunciation: ver-seek. Versique brings more than 350+ combined years of recruiting and placement expertise to the talent-acquisition profession. Versique specializes in the following practice areas: information technology, human resources, digital marketing, engineering/operations, finance/accounting, sales, CPG (consumer packaged goods), and executive retained search. Versique has filled thousands of positions and its network of connections is one of the strongest in Minn. Versique is located at 6465 Wayzata Blvd., Suite #970, Minneapolis, MN 55426. Phone: 952-935-2000 / Website: / Email: