BCforward Expands Footprint with Minneapolis Acquisition

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INDIANAPOLIS– BCforward, a global information technology consulting and staffing firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, has acquired tapQA, a Minneapolis-based quality assurance technology firm.

“tapQA is an extraordinary company with an amazing management team and an incredible reputation with their customers,” said Justin Christian, Founder and CEO of BCforward. “With our shared commitment to excellence and achievement, together we will continue to transform the way our customers release software and products faster, as well as injecting modernization through automation and AI.”

Founded by test professionals in 2010, tapQA has grown into one of the nation’s largest quality assurance-focused consulting firms. The firm provides automated and manual testing, onshore services, DevOps, and quality strategies to help clients bring their products to market faster and better by decreasing cost without sacrificing quality.

“BCforward’s success has always been rooted in identifying and providing comprehensive solutions for our clients’ needs,” said Andrea Bartlett, Vice President of Digital Strategy and Transformation at BCforward. “Adding tapQA to our portfolio of services doubles down on our mission to help our customers get leaner through automation and quality validation.”

Since 2013, tapQA has received numerous recognitions as a result of its growth and outstanding culture. For six consecutive years, the company has been honored locally by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a Fast50 company in the Twin Cities metro as well as nationally on the Inc. 5000 list. They have also been named a top place to work by the Star Tribune.

Today marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for tapQA, “said Michael Faulise, co-founder of tapQA. “We are thrilled to embark on a journey with BCforward to transform organizations around the world by putting quality and validation at the center of the digital revolution.”

“Being a part of BCforward will allow us to deliver even more value to our customers faster and with a broader array of capabilities and services,” Kimberly Bunda, co-founder of tapQA. “This partnership will enable our customers to accelerate innovation and make smarter decisions across every part of their business.”

As BCforward’s second acquisition in the Minneapolis market, the addition of tapQA will propel BCforward’s growth making the company one of the largest consulting organizations with a significant presence in the Twin Cities. Founded in 1998, BCforward is a black-owned certified Minority Owned Business Enterprise. With over 6,000 employees, BCforward delivers talent and services in more than 40 states across the nation. BCforward also serves clients globally supported by a tech-enabled shared services and delivery center in Hyderabad, India.

BCforward provides consulting, outsourcing and staffing services in project management, software development, strategic IT planning, payroll management, staff augmentation, and systems administration. BCforward recently received the prestigious Corporate Plus® national designation for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). This designation will allow BCforward to align with national corporations that are committed to increasing minority supplier development.