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Fieldglass, Inc.
Private company
Industry Software
Founded November 12, 1999 (1999-11-12) (14 years ago)
Founder(s) Jai Shekhawat
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Key people Jai Shekhawat
Sean Chou
John Jennings
Rob Brimm
(EVP, Global Sales)
Mikael Lindmark
Vish Baliga
(SVP, Technology)[1]
Employees 261 (2013)[2]

Fieldglass is a software company based in Chicago in the United States. The company provides a vendor management system (VMS) called Fieldglass VMS, which is a software as a service technology used to procure and manage the non-employee workforce, including contingent workers and services such as statement of work (SOW) projects, offshore labor and independent contractors.


Fieldglass was founded by current CEO Jai Shekhawat in 1999.[3] At the end of 2012, Fieldglass had 261 employees located between its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, and additional offices in Naperville, Illinois; Mumbai, India; London, England; Sydney, Australia; and other remote offices worldwide.[2] Fieldglass is currently used in 78 countries, available in 15 languages and accessed by nearly 20,000 suppliers. Fieldglass is a member of the Sourcing Interests Group and the Illinois Technology Association.[4]

In September 2010 Fieldglass received a significant investment from Madison Dearborn Partners.[5] At the time Fieldglass was valued at more than $220 million.[6] Madison Dearborn Partners’ portfolio includes CDW, MetroPCS and Univision.[7]

In the 2012 Staffing Industry Analysts' VMS and MSP Supplier Landscape, Fieldglass was named the largest VMS provider, managing $21.5 billion in annual spend through its solution during 2011.[8] In January 2013, Fieldglass announced that in 2012 the company experienced a 30+ percent year-over-year revenue increase and recorded its seventh consecutive year of profitability.[9]

Awards and recognition

  • CODiE Awards “Best Cloud Application Service” and “Best Human Capital/Talent Management Solution” finalist, 2013 [10]
  • Ernst & Young Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year winner, 2012[11]
  • Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award winner, 2012 [12]
  • Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS Awards finalist in 2010,[21] 2011,[22] 2012[23] and 2013[24]
  • American Business Awards “CEO of the Year" finalist, 2008,[31] 2009[32] and 2011[33]
  • American Business Awards “Best New Product or Service” finalist, 2010[34]
  • Chicago Innovation Awards winner, 2008 [35]
  • International Business Awards “Most Innovative Company in North America” winner, 2007[36]
  • In 2012, for the third consecutive year Fieldglass was the only major VMS provider to be named a “Top Performer” in Staffing Industry Analysts’ customer satisfaction survey of 5,000 buyers of contingent labor and staffing suppliers in 2012.[37]


As of Q1 2013, Fieldglass' client base includes approximately 200 customers, including AIG, American Airlines, BMC Software, CVS Caremark, GlaxoSmithKline, HMS, HP, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Monsanto, Nokia Siemens Networks, Panasonic, Reed Elsevier, Rio Tinto, Salesforce, Siemens, TELUS, United Airlines, Verizon and VMware.[38] Two Fieldglass customers were named winners in the 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pro To Know” Awards.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ procurement team was honored for its strategic deployment of Fieldglass[39] and TELUS’ Patti Vora was honored for transforming the company’s contingent workforce program with Fieldglass.[40] In addition, BMC Software’s Global Procurement Contingent Workforce team was named “Pros to Know” in 2012 for its efforts to proactively manage the company’s contingent labor spend and workforce from a global perspective using Fieldglass.


External links

  • Fieldglass website
  • From the Field, Fieldglass blog
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