Tandem HR Acquires QTI’s PEO division

Tandem HR announced the acquisition of The QTI Group’s Professional Employer Organization (PEO) division on August 31, 2021. The QTI Group is a privately owned human resources and staffing organization providing staffing, recruiting, compensation consulting, and outsourced HR to businesses headquartered in Wisconsin since 1957.

This acquisition is in line with Tandem HR’s strategy to continue growing its presence as the most dominant player in the Midwest, both through a series of geographic expansions and M&A activity. QTI’s strong focus on people and culture makes for a very compatible match.

“QTI has established a phenomenal brand focused on people and how they must feel a sense of purpose, belonging, and value that encourages them to do their best work,” says Hugh LaRoche, CEO of the Tandem Family of Companies. “This philosophy is a great demonstration of an organization aligned with our core Tandem values and beliefs.”

The QTI Group will remain a standing force in the staffing, recruiting, and compensation consulting space throughout Wisconsin, as only its PEO (or HR outsourcing) division becomes a part of the Tandem Family of Companies. QTI HR President, Tara Conger, will be joining the Tandem Family of Companies as the Chief Operating Officer. “I’m extremely excited about the partnership with Tandem HR,” states Conger. “The partnership creates opportunities to enhance client products, services, and success as well as position us for continued growth.”

“We look forward to welcoming the QTI PEO team and clients to our family,” says Tanya Yakhnis, CFO at the Tandem Family of Companies. “Trust me – we plan on doing a lot of celebrating this partnership and getting to know one another. It’s essential we build relationships and best practices so we can continue to provide clients with the best HR and people experience!”

Despite the global pandemic, Tandem HR has been on the offense and is aggressively capitalizing on opportunities that the market is presenting. Earlier this year, the company acquired BEST Employment Solutions Team and Peopable to add to their presence in Michigan and St. Louis.

Powered by an incredible team of HR professionals, Tandem HR has been the recipient of countless accolades over the past 20+ years, including Best HR Companies, Top Workers’ Compensation & Disability Company, Crain’s Chicago’s Best Places to Work, Fastest 50 Growing Companies in Chicago, and numerous inclusions on the Inc. 5000 list. Tandem HR continues to earn the same reputation in Wisconsin as they expand across the Midwest. They look forward to providing HR solutions to even more businesses in the area.


Tandem HR provides innovative, holistic, people-centric solutions that fuel small to mid-sized business growth and creates exceptional workplaces throughout the United States. By managing the administrative aspects of human resources such as payroll processing, benefits administration, compliance, risk management, employee relations, Tandem’s HR experts allow client executives to focus on growing the bottom line and impacting shareholder profitability. Learn more about how Tandem HR can help your business at  www.tandemhr.com or call 630.928.0510 today.