IQNavigator’s Melisa Liberman Named Outstanding Woman in Business
Denver Business Journal Recognizes Leadership, Service at 11th Annual Awards Ceremony
DENVER, Colorado – September 14, 2009 – Melisa Liberman, EVP of Global Services at IQNavigator, was named “Outstanding Woman in Business” for high technology and telecommunications by the Denver Business Journal at the 11th Annual Outstanding Women in Business awards event held on August 27, 2009. The award honors women in different industries who have achieved successes through business leadership and community contribution.
“It is an honor to be recognized in the company of such an accomplished group of women, and I am grateful to both the Denver Business Journal and to my mentors over the years who have supported me in my career,” said Liberman, a Colorado native who grew up on her family’s cattle ranch and attended the University of Colorado.
In 2000, Liberman was among the first employees at Denver-based startup IQNavigator, now the leading provider of services spend management solutions to large, global companies. She quickly distinguished herself as a leader, helping client procurement executives craft solutions to help save their organizations millions of dollars while growing one of the most admired client service organizations in the industry. IQNavigator president and CEO John Raeder credits Liberman with helping the company meet or exceed its revenue numbers for 36 consecutive quarters. IQNavigator grew 52 percent year-over-year in 2008, and had sales bookings growth of 300 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2009.
“She’s my aide-de-camp in the company, really the chief of staff for me,” said Raeder. “I expect over time she’ll become CEO of this company or another fast-growing tech company.”
More information about Liberman and the award can be found at denver.bizjournals.com.
IQNavigator is the leading provider of services spend management software and managed services that enable companies such as Charles Schwab, Northrop Grumman, Schlumberger and Sony Electronics to gain visibility and control over a significant and strategic corporate spend category. With proven domain expertise and innovative technology solutions, IQNavigator helps turn complex services spend into a new source of value, competitive advantage and continuous bottom-line improvement.