The Next Chapter in Global Talent Sourcing: Torc and Randstad Digital Unite

By Michael Morris, CEO and Co-Founder, Torc

Randstad Digital + Torc
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I am thrilled to announce that Torc, the AI-powered next-gen global talent platform, has been acquired by Randstad Digital, the world’s leading provider of talent and digital enablement services. 

Joining Randstad Digital isn't just a new chapter for Torc employees, customers and our coveted developer community—it's a transformational leap in the global talent sourcing industry that promises unmatched innovation, speed and scalability.

Strategic Synergy

Torc’s vision has always been bold and ambitious. We’ve maintained an unwavering loyalty to the physics of work, career development and providing the ultimate enterprise talent matching experience. Our goal was to advance how software developers gain access to incredible jobs and how companies find skilled technology talent. 

Torc’s vision will only accelerate as part of Randstad Digital. 

We’ve been working closely for the past six months and quickly realized our synergies. Together through experience, progressive technology, and digital enablement, Randstad Digital and Torc will forever redefine how companies and talent engage. 

A Foundation Built on Experience

Torc’s journey began with a seasoned team of open talent industry pioneers advocating relentlessly for the value of digital staffing models. Torc Co-founder Dave Messinger and I, along with our COO Mike Cardillo, were previously with Topcoder, the crowdsourcing leader. 

Torc’s Chairman Frank D’Souza, Founder and long-time CEO of Cognizant; Board members like Rob Biederman of Asymmetric Capital Partners, as well as Torc CRO Pat Griffin, both previously of Catalant; and Torc’s Head of Talent Operations Mark Bosma, previously from Toptal and Marketerhire, have all have brought valuable expertise in scaling businesses, digital platforms, and global talent communities. 

In two and a half years, our collective experience helped build and grow an industry-leading company that disrupted the talent marketplace industry for the better. This team was essential in realizing the untapped potential of digital platforms in mainstream talent sourcing, a transition that has been in progress for more than two decades and accelerated by the global shift in work dynamics during the pandemic.

Expanding Torc’s Reach

Torc has established a robust global network anchored in an AI-powered talent platform, cloud-native technology community, and enterprise customer base. In the past 18 months we’ve had a significant focus on LATAM, driven largely by high demand for nearshore talent from U.S.-based companies. Our integration with Randstad Digital will further operations in that region, as well as the United States and India, and expand Torc’s geographic footprint. 

The Torc Community will see an immediate increase in opportunities to meet demand from Randstad Digital’s diverse customer base.

Innovation at the Forefront

Torc is committed to continuous investment in a superior talent and customer experience, having already streamlined the traditional hiring process from weeks and months to minutes and days. With Randstad Digital, Torc has an even greater ability to make finding, hiring and engaging talent quicker and easier.

Randstad Digital assists companies through digital transformations with Talent Services, Managed Solutions, and Platform Services. Torc fits right into that ecosystem, and Randstad’s white-glove customer and talent teams will be instrumental in the smooth transition and adoption at scale.

Looking Ahead

The future is limitless for Torc and Randstad Digital. We are poised to redefine the global talent market, deliver an unprecedented talent sourcing experience, and raise the bar for what an AI-powered platform should look like. We’re continuing to build a highly engaged and curated talent community—and things are just getting started. 

This is more than a merger; it’s a legitimate game changer. Thanks to everyone who has been part of this journey. Your trust, support, and hard work have been pivotal to Torc’s success. 

I look forward to turning the page together in this incredible adventure.


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