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All About Our Co-Founder: Chris Murdock

Co-Founder & Chief Sourcing Officer at IQTalent

Chris Murdock is a recruiting and talent acquisition veteran. He founded IQTalent in 2009 and now leads search execution and client relationships for his 300+ person firm. Before establishing IQTalent as a talent acquisition leader, Murdock worked with Yahoo!’s internal executive recruiting team, gaining in-depth experience across the technology recruiting sphere.

Founded in 2009 and merged with Caldwell in 2020, IQTalent was established with the mission to offer a better way for organizations and candidates to find a match. Through an on-demand business model, IQTalent acts as an extension of a client’s internal team. A Co-Founder of IQTalent, Chris Murdock continues to lead research and sourcing for the firm while working to deepen client relationships.

Chris Murdock is a highly sought-after speaker and presenter available to the media as an expert source on workforce planning, corporate culture, candidate research, talent acquisition, and recruiting.

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IQTalent: Hot Off The Press

IQTalent Names Emily Hunter The Firm’s First-Ever Director Of Growth

IQTalent, a talent acquisition and consulting firm, announced the addition of Emily Hunter to its executive staff. Hunter will serve as the company’s inaugural Director of Growth, overseeing the expansion of IQTalent’s already extensive client base.


IQTalent Announces Addition of Jenny Zhao to Lead Expansion of Product Offerings

IQTalent, a technology-driven talent acquisition firm, and wholly owned subsidiary of Caldwell Partners (TSX:CWL; OTCQX:CWLPF) today announced the addition of Jenny Zhao as the firm's first Vice President of Product.


IQTalent Named One of Middle Tennessee’s Top Workplaces

The Tennessean announced its annual list of Top Workplaces and ranked IQTalent, an on-demand talent acquisition and recruitment technology firm, second among all middle Tennessee workplaces in the mid-size (125-399 employees) category.


IQTalent Community Initiatives

Community service and outreach is important to everyone at IQTalent.

At IQTalent, we believe in investing back into the community around us. We take pride in our hometown city and work hard to support those in need through a variety of initiatives. Some of our most prominent community efforts include:

  • We donate our 16th-floor office space, overlooking downtown Nashville, at no charge to local non-profit organizations for fundraisers, awards, dinners, meetings, and more.
  • We give a quarterly corporate donation to local non-profits, decided on by our employees.
  • We serve as a proud Corporate Partner for “Tennessee Kids Belong.”

Giving at a Glance

We’re proud to be able to give back to our community.

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Book Drive for Nashville Adult Literacy Council.

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Causes Close to Our Hearts

See what causes are near and dear to us at IQTalent.

Alongside state and local member programs, CASA supports volunteer advocacy for every child in need.

Providing holistic support to incarcerated scholars as they pursue college programs in Tennessee prisons.

Dedicated to stewarding high school students toward graduation with mentorship and/or job opportunities.

Creating a more literate Nashville and igniting children’s passion for reading with support from volunteers.

Helping support a successful new beginning for people returning to our community after incarceration.

Advocating for equitable opportunities and systems that improve the quality of life for Black people.

Promoting and facilitating giving and volunteerism in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond.

NALC is dedicated to teaching reading, writing, and English-speaking skills to adults in the Nashville area.

Providing survivors of interpersonal violence and their children safe, accessible and compassionate housing.

IQTalent Awards And Recognitions

Chris Murdock of IQTalent – Winner of MVP Award from Human Resources Today

We’re proud to announce that Christ Murdock, Chief Sourcing Officer and Co-Founder of IQTalent, is a winner of the Human Resources Today MVP Award in the Talent Acquisition category.

IQTalent has won an UpCity Best of Tennessee Award

Every year, UpCity’s Best of Awards honor our B2B service providers’ tremendous work within rotating focus areas. Winners are selected using a variety of online credibility ranking factors which remain consistent regardless of the year’s focus area.

IQTalent Joins Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce is Middle Tennessee’s largest regional business advocacy organization, helping more than 2,000 member companies grow and prosper.

50 Fastest Growing Startup Companies in Nashville – 2022

IQTP was ranked #14 in Growjo’s list ranking Nashville-area startup companies.

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