Aureon Acquires Des Moines-based Midwest Projects Partners Aureon continues to expand their footprint and business support solutions expertise into the project management industry.? Aureon announced today the acquisition of Midwest Project Partners (MPP), a Des Moines-based company specializing in project management and management consulting services, primarily for financial services firms throughout Iowa and nationwide. Midwest Technical Partners, LLC and Midwest Procurement Partners are also included as part of this acquisition. Midwest Project Partners was founded in 2000, as a consulting company providing project and business management solutions. Over the past 16 years, MPP has grown into a multi-faceted company. In 2008, MPP created Midwest Procurement Partners to combine the skills, tools, creativity and discipline of veteran consultants for the procurement efforts of their client’s organizations. Midwest Technical Partners followed in 2012, and was started to bring their client’s organizations top-level technical talent. “We are excited about another opportunity to work with successful organizations to bring even more quality services to our clients” says Aureon President, Ron Keller. “This acquisition is a great fit for both companies. It allows each of us to tap into additional expertise and resources, ultimately adding a more comprehensive and diverse array of business support solutions and technical expertise for our clients.” MPP offers a full spectrum of project services that include, but are not limited to, planning, recovery, mentoring and leadership. The acquisition of Midwest Project Partners reinforces Aureon’s commitment to expand their offerings that address and support their growing portfolio of business support solutions. Jane Whalen, president of Midwest Project Partners, says, “As a trusted partner, we have long admired Aureon (Technology). They are an excellent organization with a talented staff who shares our same vision and cultural alignment. We (Midwest Project Partners) are excited to partner with and be able to expand our services and capabilities with Aureon. We are excited to unite our businesses and provide our loyal clients access to an expanded variety of business solution offerings, plus the unparalleled expertise and resources that Aureon offers without sacrificing our vison or values.” The acquisition continues the pattern of diversification and growth for Aureon, which has rapidly expanded in recent years to encompass a variety of back office solutions in the technology, HR and contact center industries. ### About MPP (www.MPP1.com) Midwest Project Partners (MPP) was founded in 2000 to provide project management and management consulting services. Our initial industry focus was on financial services. Today, Midwest Project Partners enjoys a tremendous reputation across our client base and our industry experience mirrors the composition of the Central Iowa business community. In 2008, MPP expanded to include Midwest Procurement Partners to assist with our client's procurement efforts. In 2012, we created Midwest Technical Partners to bring top-notch technical talent to our clients. MPP is dedicated to client excellence and provides the most ethical and effective services to plan, manage or recover our client's most important projects. We deliver results; in short we are all about Right Projects…Done Right®. For more information, visit mpp1.com. About Aureon (www.Aureon.com) Aureon, the new name for the INS Family of Companies, is a business solutions provider who connects possibilities to productivity by providing unique and scalable business support services for organizations — small and large. Headquartered in the heart of the Midwest, and serving clients nationally with a presence in 48 states, Aureon offers a comprehensive suite of support services, with a focus on Technology, HR and Contact Center services. Aureon’s unique combination of talent, technology and tools enable clients to focus on their core business. For more information, visit Aureon.com. Media Contact: Jonathan Roth jonathan.roth @ aureon.com 515-830-0441 Jason Lamping Jason is the Marketing Strategy Manager for Aureon HR. Over the past 15 years he has worked with small to medium-sized businesses to support their needs in key areas such as technology and, most recently, human resources. He has worked with businesses in a variety of industries including senior living, healthcare, finance, legal, non-profit, and accounting. Jason is passionate about helping businesses ease their administrative burdens to support growth, efficiency, and productivity. Aureon HR provides expertise and solutions that cover critical aspects of running a business such as employee benefits, payroll, 401(k), staffing, and workers' compensation. By supporting these functions, we eliminate the time and need for business owners to manage the complexities of HR administration and enable them to focus on the growth of their organization.