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GRI Selects Brightfield Strategies’ TDX Platform to Power State-of-the-Art Analytics for Its MSP Clients

GRI, one of the world’s leading extended workforce solutions providers and a wholly owned subsidiary of MSX International (MSXI), has formed a strategic partnership with Brightfield Strategies, the leader in workforce analytics.  The relationship will bring GRI’s Global 1000 clients a new level of data-driven strategies and program management built on the company’s proprietary workforce analytics solution.

“Our clients depend on our expertise as they invest billions of dollars in their extended workforce programs, and they’re right to expect program strategy and operations driven by the most sophisticated analytics,” said Art Knapp, president of GRI.  “Adding Brightfield’s Talent Data Exchange (TDX) platform to our existing analytics platform will create more sophisticated benchmarking and analytics that will enhance the strategic value of our offering for our clients. This supports our ambition to be the industry’s leading global strategic extended workforce solutions partner, positioning us as the most analytically-driven provider in the market.”

Brightfield’s CEO, Ron Mester, noted, “Every week we hear from global companies that managing suppliers and ensuring requisitions are filled is the minimum expectation for an MSP.  What they want is an MSP that uses analytics to save money, find and secure better talent faster, and make their hiring managers happier.  We’re thrilled that GRI will use the TDX platform to do just that.”

According to Charles Megaw, operating partner with Bain Capital and MSXI board member, “We’ve recently completed a comprehensive evaluation of the market, and it’s clear that workforce analytics will be the most important factor differentiating MSPs going forward.  It’s also clear that Brightfield’s TDX platform is by far the most advanced, sophisticated platform for contingent workforce analytics on the market today.  We fully expect that the combination of TDX and GRI’s incredibly talented professionals will be of unmatched benefit for GRI’s clients.”

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About Geometric Results, Inc.

Geometric Results, Inc. (GRI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MSX International, is the world’s largest independent managed service provider (MSP) with $4 billion in managed contingent workforce spend. The company maintains a conflict-free position with regard to staffing suppliers and VMS technology platforms. GRI’s workforce solutions offer management of clients’ total MSP program activity including contracting, supplier management, payment services, and advanced analytics; clients realize improved efficiency, increased transparency, and reduced cost. GRI continues to be an industry leader in solutions development, serving clients in more than 35 countries with proprietary services including STARS Methodology for Continuous Improvement™ and Procurement of Outsourced Projects and Services (PrOPS). For more information, visit

About Brightfield Strategies

Founded in 2006, Brightfield Strategies is an independent analytics and consulting company specializing in workforce acquisition strategies and analytics.  For contingent workforce optimization to talent acquisition benchmarking, Brightfield helps Global 2000 clients create data-driven, actionable strategies that make them more competitive.  Brightfield’s Talent Data Exchange (TDX) is a talent data and analytics platform that enables companies to develop, validate, and improve their workforce acquisition strategies and compare them with their competition.  For more information about Brightfield Strategies and its consulting services and TDX platform, visit