Join The Network

Hilltop Partner Network works with high-calibre consultants and specialist firms who are at the top of their field, with proven experience, skills, and dedicated customer focus.

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You have a solid background in successful consulting, or you have several years of experience in your profession and are ready to step into the world of independent consulting.



You have an established small-to-mid-sized business and are ready to expand your delivery capacity, increase your pipeline and expand your service.


Joining us as an Independent Consultant

Most of our members are Independent Consultants who work in a variety of fields and industries. What do they have in common? They are all experienced professionals who are experts in their chosen fields.

Whether you’re new to consulting or you’ve been doing it for years, joining the Hilltop Partner Network lets you tap into more opportunities and more resources to help grow your business.

We recruit new members with a variety of experiences, but some specialties are particularly in demand:


  • The HPN Connector Platform: Network-wide sales and resource pipeline to help you find sales opportunities and connect with others across the network.
  • Fair & Transparent Rates: You set your own rates and our predictable revenue-sharing model ensures you receive fair and equitable compensation for the work you’re doing.
  • Earn More Money: Our scalable revenue model and referral bonuses give you additional income opportunities beyond your usual rates.
  • Get Paid On Time: Our Quick Pay Service helps ensure you get paid on time, every time when you work with us.
  • Business Development Services: Our team acts on behalf of the network to take on large, multi-member bids and win supply arrangements.
  • More Choices: You choose when you work, who you work with, and what you work on. Membership is non-exclusive, so you also maintain your outside connections and commitments.
  • No Cost to Join: There are no application fees, membership fees, or subscription fees for Independent Consultants to join the network.
  • High Standards: All applicants go through a qualification process and reference checks before joining. All members must adhere to the HPN Social Contract to remain in the network.

Are you new to consulting?

Making the change to consulting can feel overwhelming. That’s why we offer our Easy Start Program for first-time Independent Consultants:

  • First Gig Guarantee: Don’t make the switch until we’ve found and won your first consulting opportunity.
  • Quick Pay Service: Get paid at the time you invoice.
  • Easy Corporate Setup: Receive support, advice, and business referrals to make it easy to set up your business right, including legal, accounting and health benefits with discounted fees from trusted professionals.
  • Coaching & Support: We’ll partner you with an existing HPN member to address any questions you may have as you get started, including sales. support for completing bids and proposals.
  • Commercial Insurance Coverage: When you contract through HPN, you will be covered by our commercial and errors & omissions insurance.

Joining us as a Specialist Firm

These members are small and medium-sized businesses that provide a unique set of specialty services to their customers. They drive business development and contribute to the network’s overall capacity.

Benefits of membership for Specialist Firms:

  • Virtual Sales Team: Spotlighting HPN members on LinkedIn and on our portal to create visibility and make HPN members your ”virtual sales team”
  • Pipeline Amplifier: Access large, sophisticated clients through HPN-held supply arrangements and multi-member bid opportunities
  • Sales Support: Provides support to HPN members in completing proposals, bids, and pre-sales activities
  • Co-Branding & Marketing Activation: Leveraging the HPN brand, and direct marketing activation through member spotlight across the network, social media campaigns promoting the SC as part of HPN, and marketing of multi-member offerings
  • Offering Amplifier: Collaborate with HPN members to round out your offerings and increase client spend and stickiness
  • Perfect-Fit Virtual Bench: Immediate access to trusted and pre-qualified HPN member talent to support your growth and delivery capabilities without adding fixed costs
  • Quick Pay Option: Get paid at the time you invoice to allow you to manage cash flow
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The Application Process

  1. Contact us using the form below and let us know that you’re interested in joining.
  2. You'll meet with a member of our Recruitment team, who can answer your questions and explain how everything works.
  3. We’ll conduct reference and background checks for successful candidates.
  4. You’ll complete the new member paperwork and create your official consulting profile document.
  5. We welcome you to Hilltop Partner Network!