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May 1, 2024

Advanced RPO Acquires Aspirant RPO


Acquisition increases value to clients by providing access to additional talent, expertise, and offerings.

CHICAGO, IL. - May 1, 2024 – Advanced RPO, a leading recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider, announced today that it has acquired Aspirant RPO, a Pittsburgh-based RPO provider. This strategic acquisition strengthens Advanced RPO’s market position with an expanded chemical and manufacturing industry footprint and additional client offerings, including employer branding and talent advisory services. 

Aspirant RPO is an ideal fit for us in terms of expertise and service offerings, however the greatest appeal was the cultural alignment. We share the same values and that provides us a strong foundation to fully integrate,” said Pam Verhoff, chief executive officer and president of Advanced RPO. “We’re absolutely thrilled to join forces.

This acquisition will enable Advanced RPO to better support its clients as they compete for talent in today’s complex hiring environment. Given the current talent shortages and skill gaps, having support in building the right workforce is critical.

We see this acquisition as a tremendous opportunity for our team and our clients,” said Ken Linamen, president of Aspirant RPO. “I’m proud of the growth we’ve achieved thus far and am excited to continue our journey with Advanced RPO.” 

Aspirant RPO is a provider of innovative talent strategies and solutions. Our holistic approach supports the entire talent acquisition ecosystem, providing the resources and expertise to achieve clients’ hiring objectives and revealing HR's true value as a strategic business partner. For more information, visit

Advanced RPO is the industry’s most trusted and respected hiring partner, serving high-growth, mid-market and large organizations. Behind our flexible hiring solutions is an experienced, consultative team. We partner with clients to create recruiting scalability and workforce agility through our high-touch, technology-enabled approach. Advanced RPO clients report 95+% hiring manager and candidate satisfaction, and the company ranks among the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies. We know that finding and hiring the right talent is complex. At Advanced RPO, we make it easier for you. Advanced RPO is part of the Advanced Group family of companies. For more information, visit



Michelle Krier
Advanced RPO

Elisa Rosenblat
Aspirant RPO, LLC
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