Brightfield Strategies Engages GRI’s Art Knapp to Accelerate Rollout of Talent Data Exchange

Brightfield Strategies, a leading human capital strategies consultancy, and Geometric Results, Inc. (GRI), the world’s largest independent Managed Service Provider, are pleased to announce that Art Knapp, GRI’s Vice President of Solutions and Innovation, will begin an engagement with Brightfield to accelerate the integration of Brightfield’s Talent Data Exchange (TDX) into MSP program operations.

Brightfield’s TDX will increase program maturity and sophistication, bringing measurable impacts to contingent talent quality, speed of acquisition, and cost rationalization. By focusing Mr. Knapp’s efforts on the Talent Data Exchange, it will help foster GRI’s usage of the TDX toolset in its own MSP programs, enhancing the precision and speed of executing talent strategy for its clients.

“Art is widely known as an industry innovator with practical grounding and we see his engagement as further validation of our scientific approach to contingent workforce strategy. Talent Data Exchange was conceived as an industry-wide collaboration, a ‘tide to lift all boats,’ and we’re thrilled GRI is onboard with this vision.” said Jason Ezratty, President Brightfield Strategies.

“As one of the founding MSP sponsors of the Talent Data Exchange, GRI continues to recognize the power of accurate, granular, and timely market rate data into our MSP operations. We are excited to partner with Brightfield to accelerate the expansion of the TDX offering,” said Dan Fuhrman, President, Geometric Results, Inc.

“Programs have always benefited from having access to their data. Talent Data Exchange represents a quantum leap by addressing the variances seen when analyzing contingent workforce data at the job title level. Without this level of precision, metrics and benchmarks are of limited value. In an industry trading over $125 billion per year, such precision is critical if we are serious about serving our clients to the best of our abilities.” said Art Knapp.

Mr. Knapp has had personal accountability for over 200 individual accounts encompassing a global scale of over 50 countries, several billions in spend, and several hundred thousand contractors.

About Geometric Results, Inc.

Geometric Results, Inc. (GRI) is the world’s largest independent managed service provider (MSP) with $4 billion in managed contingent workforce spend. GRI maximizes the benefits of a contingent workforce on organizational performance on behalf of clients by maintaining a conflict free position relative to staffing suppliers and technology platforms. GRI’s proprietary data analytics service, the STARS Methodology for Continuous Improvement™, delivers efficiency gains and enhances transparency. GRI collaborates with clients to enhance talent acquisition and management strategies. With a diversified customer base providing services clients in more than 30 countries, GRI’s headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. For more information on how GRI can help maximize the value of your contingent workforce, please visit

About Brightfield Strategies

Since 2006, Brightfield has specialized in contingent workforce issues and their relation to human capital strategies. From temporary agency workers to independent consultants and everything in between, our Fortune 100 clients rely on Brightfield to craft strategies that make them more competitive.


For GRI:
Patricia Marion
For Brightfield Strategies:
Jason Ezratty