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Allow Us To Introduce Ourselves

How We Help

One-Eighty Partners drives value from IT spending through spend analysis, strategic sourcing, and vendor management. As trusted advisors, our objectivity positions our clients to make better decisions in the sourcing process while lowering costs and improving the overall performance of the technology environment.

Areas of Focus

  • Document Technology and Services
    Print, Copy, Fax, Scan, Managed Print, Storage, Software

  • Infrastructure Optimization
    Hosting, Networks, Managed Voice, Managed Applications, Mobility, Expense Management
623

Businesses We've Helped

$39461000

Money We've Saved Them

35%

Average Cost Savings

Why One-Eighty Partners?

Time & Money

Working with us frees you up to focus on what you do best, while we work to save you money and steer you clear of future headaches.

Experience & Efficiency

We have more than 40 years of expertise helping companies make the right IT solution decisions. We enjoy becoming your value proposition.

Ethics & Follow-Thru

We are your trusted advisor, not biased by a particular solution path or vendor. Together we decide what you need and how best to implement the plan we put in place.

Our Vision Process

We especially love hearing that our clients have dropped the confetti after saving big on their technology contracts thanks to our services.

Early planning for your big savings celebration is pretty straight forward: We just kick off our 9-step vision process to saving you money. The process is thorough because we understand the Managed Print and IT industry and the various ways you can be losing money. We love the challenge, and we’re downright committed to hearing a few cheers when it’s all said and done.

Good is good. But 9-steps are better! Take a look.

1. THE FIRST STEP

Once we connect via phone, carrier pigeon, or Messenger (so many options), we schedule our first, and arguably most important face-to-face.

2. RISK FREE PROPOSITION

We talk process. We discuss opportunity. We drill home the importance of becoming your trusted advisor.

3. BENCHMARK ANALYSIS

This is when we start to peel back the layers and research your existing agreements, your industry, and establish a framework of how we’re going to confidently save you money.

4. THE ANSWER

Simply, we show you real data and actionable scenarios where you manage your IT solutions more cost effectively. We gain your trust. You walk away saying, “Why wouldn’t I work with 180 Partners?”

5. SHAKE ON IT

We enter into a consulting agreement that clearly lays out that we won’t make any fee unless your savings more than cover the cost. Otherwise known as “Win-win common sense.”

6. YOUR NEEDS ASSESSMENT

We start with a deep evaluation of your actual needs – not the solution your current circling shark vendor got you to previously agree to. Our recommendations are powered by more than 40 years of combined industry experience and know-how.

7. SHARK CAGE DIVING

We go hunt. Which means we objectively engage with vendors to procure smart proposals. Any shark nibbles are directed at us, not our clients. And we bite back. With big, seasoned teeth.

8. TIME TO CHOOSE

At this stage it’s “go time.” You select the best solution option and we support you as you enter into a contract that formalizes savings for the long term.

9. BUBBLES & HIGH FIVES

When you start to save, we all sip from the same bottle of fiscal achievement. No more bad contracts. No more confusion. Only client+advisor high-fives and hugs.

1. THE FIRST STEP

Once we connect via phone, carrier pigeon, or Messenger (so many options), we schedule our first, and arguably most important face-to-face.

2. RISK FREE PROPOSITION

We talk process. We discuss opportunity. We drill home the importance of becoming your trusted advisor.

3. BENCHMARK ANALYSIS

This is when we start to peel back the layers and research your existing agreements, your industry, and establish a framework of how we’re going to confidently save you money.

4. THE ANSWER

Simply, we show you real data and actionable scenarios where you manage your IT solutions more cost effectively. We gain your trust. You walk away saying, “Why wouldn’t I work with 180 Partners?”

5. SHAKE ON IT

We enter into a consulting agreement that clearly lays out that we won’t make any fee unless your savings more than cover the cost. Otherwise known as “Win-win common sense.”

6. YOUR NEEDS ASSESSMENT

We start with a deep evaluation of your actual needs – not the solution your current circling shark vendor got you to previously agree to. Our recommendations are powered by more than 40 years of combined industry experience and know-how.

7. SHARK CAGE DIVING

We go hunt. Which means we objectively engage with vendors to procure smart proposals. Any shark nibbles are directed at us, not our clients. And we bite back. With big, seasoned teeth.

8. TIME TO CHOOSE

At this stage it’s “go time.” You select the best solution option and we support you as you enter into a contract that formalizes savings for the long term.

9. BUBBLES & HIGH FIVES

When you start to save, we all sip from the same bottle of fiscal achievement. No more bad contracts. No more confusion. Only client+advisor high-fives and hugs.

After 9-Steps, all the pieces will fall into place to ensure you move forward with the best copier and IT solution.

Our 4 Core Principles

Objectivity

Free of vendor alliances, our objective guidance is always based on the best interest of the client. Unbiased advice is the only advice worth taking.

Transparency

We pull back the curtain on pricing models and sales tactics to bolster our clients’ decision-making knowledge.

Advocacy

Our continued involvement ensures the suppliers are held accountable for their performance.

Alignment

Our compensation is based on the savings realized by our clients. This keeps our motivations perfectly aligned with the needs of our clients.

Knowledge Is Power

The Assessment A document technology and workflow assessment can provide valuable insights for improving the cost and performance of your printing environment.

The Early Upgrade Opportunity As attractive as it might sound to terminate your current lease and upgrade early at roughly the same monthly cost, there is likely a catch, and you’ll end up paying big for it over time.

Lease End Costs Financially, you simply can’t just transition from your current lease to a new one even if it’s with the same vendor. There are sunk costs tied to the change-out of equipment that often times catches customers by surprise.

One-Eighty Partners worked with us to craft the RFP to meet our specific needs. And after the initial review of vendors, they also helped us negotiate the best deal possible. It actually allowed us to - instead of leasing - buy the equipment direct. The cost was low. It was simply an outstanding outcome.

KYLE GETZ Infrastructure Director at The Polyclinic

Meet The Team

Partner & Founder

Joel McQuade

Joel McQuade launched 180 in 2011 after 15 successful years in sales and senior management with Global Imaging Systems and Xerox where he consistently performed in the top 1% nationally. Joel’s innovations in Managed Services fueled Global Imaging’s growth for 7 years until Global was acquired by Xerox in 2007 for $1.5 Billion. Joel is a graduate of the University of Washington.

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Partner

Don Burke

Don Burke spent 12 years as a sales leader and as part of the senior sales management team with IKON, Global Imaging Systems and Xerox. His hands-on leadership focuses on utilizing Lean Six Sigma strategies to uncover and implement opportunities to improve productivity and increase customer satisfaction. Don is a graduate of Humboldt State University.

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We're Recommended By Leading Companies Across a Wide Spectrum Of Industries

We felt it was in our best interest to have an informed advisor on our side. It was straight forward and effortless on our part. They did all the heavy lifting and negotiated significant savings for us.
Lynne Langseth COO – Graham & Dunn
I looked at 180’s approach as a risk-free opportunity. Ultimately, they came through for us on several fronts. Their process was clearly designed to focus on OUR best interests.
Frank Gilbert Executive Director – Proliance Surgeons
The 180 team has excellent industry knowledge of the supplier processes, and leverages that understanding for their clients. We had an exceptional experience with 180 that yielded significant cost savings and an upgraded vendor relationship.
Adam Jundt CIO - Coldwell Banker Bain