About IQTalent

We’re disrupting the recruiting game and you should be a part of it!

The Recruiting You Need, When You Need It

Scaling Your Talent Acquisition Function On Demand

It’s all about value. At IQTalent, we’re teammates, not contractors. Our no-commission, adaptable model allows us to provide quality over quantity. Our flexibility offers you the convenience of a billable hours system where you only pay for services you need and only when you need them.

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer a better way for organizations and candidates to find a match. We aspire to form connections, not transactions, with qualified candidates and with our business partners. Our goal is to revolutionize recruiting, one relationship at a time.

Our Diversity

IQTalent’s goal is to create and foster a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive culture where all individuals are celebrated and can be their authentic selves. We strive to promote equity and empower individuals to achieve their highest professional potential and aim to extend these practices to our clients and candidates.

Our Culture

We focus on the success of others. We believe our success will come from supporting the success of our clients, candidates and teammates.

We are authentic

We give it to you straight and aren’t slick sales people. Our mission is to connect people, not finalize a transaction.

We are effective

We have a culture of performance and we emphasize responsibility and accountability.

We are collaborative

We work together as a team extension to our partners and teammates to our co-workers.

We are humble

We are confident we can deliver great results to our partners, but that doesn’t mean we’re afraid of feedback. We know there is always room for growth and improvement.

Our Story

Founded by two Vanderbilt graduates, IQTalent began as an idea which stemmed from the in-house model of recruiting.

Recognizing that contract, commission-based recruiters were developing a reputation for chasing commissions without adding real value to their clients, Chris Murdock decided to become a recruiting rebel and create a new standard. Starting in his garage in Silicon Valley, Murdock’s emphasis on quality relationships and service allowed him to build a business with a strong foundation.

IQTalent’s growth has accelerated exponentially by understanding that today’s economy ebbs and flows and that companies appreciate the on-demand, flexible business model. Murdock grew from his garage in San Jose to a team of consultants headquartered just five miles from his alma mater in Nashville, TN.

I never let go of Nashville after graduating from Vanderbilt in 1999.

We created the innovative, on-demand search model to bridge the gap between an in-house team and external expertise. The IQTalent Partners system is the future of talent acquisition: an adaptable recruiting partnership where value is high, expenses are low, and results are exceptional.

Chris Murdock