Newbury Partners and Leap Consulting Solutions Join Forces to Form Leading Technology Advisory Firm Focused on the Staffing Industry

Newbury Partners and Leap Consulting Solutions, Inc. today announced a strategic alignment that will forge a premier technology advisory firm dedicated to accelerating innovation and success within the staffing industry. The two firms will maintain their existing brands during a transition period. Upon completion of the transition, Leap Consulting Solutions will become Leap Advisory Partners, a division of Newbury Partners. Lauren B. Jones, founder of Leap Consulting Solutions, will assume the role of President of Leap Advisory Partners.

Leap Consulting and Newbury Partners have highly complementary strengths in serving staffing agency customers of all sizes, providing strategic advisory services on front, middle, and back-office technology across the entirety of the human capital management technology landscape. Leap Consulting has deep expertise in building first-in-class tech stacks that are vendor neutral, providing business process consulting, and providing a proprietary change management program focused on maximizing adoption and ROI. Newbury Partners excels at developing innovative solutions, guiding complex and robust implementations, and leading customer success programs supporting the Bullhorn ecosystem.

Together, the union of Leap and Newbury Partners offers an unrivaled combination of skills and intellectual property assets to promote technology success in staffing. The companies’ respective missions of “Build, Change, Adopt” and “Innovation, Implementation, Optimization” combine seamlessly to usher in a new era of efficiency, trust, and insight for staffing firms of all sizes and sectors. The new company will provide a full spectrum of technology consulting services including:

  • Vendor-agnostic strategic technology advisory services
  • Bullhorn success programs
  • Business process excellence
  • Change management programs
  • Innovative solution engineering
  • Bespoke implementations
  • Customer success programs
  • AI and automation consulting
  • Legacy modernization
  • Program management services

“We are thrilled to join forces with Newbury Partners to help our staffing customers reach greater heights of success,” said Lauren B. Jones, Founder and CEO of Leap Consulting Solutions. “By combining our respective talents and track records in helping staffing companies transform their technical capabilities through successful digital transformation, I am confident that together we will become the go-to technology consulting partner for staffing firms looking to leap ahead of the competition. While our firm is laser-focused on technology consulting, both Chris and I know that in staffing, relationships matter more than anything. Our customers can count on us for unbiased, practical, and innovative solutions to meet their needs now and long into the future.”

“2023 demonstrated the critical importance of technology innovation and adoption for businesses in every industry,” said Chris Scowden, CEO of Newbury Partners. “Those companies that were ready to embrace change and prioritize efficiency in an uncertain macro climate fared far better than those who hesitated, and I’m proud to see the outstanding results that we were able to deliver for our customers. Now, together with Leap Consulting, we can provide end-to-end technology solutions to unleash new levels of productivity, efficiency, and competitive differentiation for staffing firms at a time when the stakes are high, and the pace of change is faster than ever before. I couldn’t be prouder to be leading this journey with someone as knowledgeable and well-regarded as Lauren Jones, and I’m excited about what’s to come.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Leap Consulting Solutions

Leap Consulting Solutions, Inc. provides vendor-agnostic technology consultation, business process, change management and bespoke training services to the staffing and recruiting industry. For more information, visit

About Newbury Partners

Newbury Partners brings years of experience as technology advisors to the Staffing Industry. We specialize in providing tried and true best practice methodologies through every consul􀆟ng, implementation, reporting and analytics, development, and strategy engagement. Our commitment to our clients is to provide honest and transparent communication to create lifelong partnerships.
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