Renaldo DaSilva and Tiffany Spencer of Esor Consulting Group are seen in this screenshot of a video posted to Youtube.
Written by Ben Hensley
Bitwise Industries announced Wednesday the acquisition of New Jersey-ased Esor Consulting Group, which specializes in helping organizations implement the Salesforce online platform.
Minority-owned Esor Consulting Group serves educational institutions, nonprofits and other community-based organizations by helping them implement the world’s most popular customer resource management platform for sales.
The group utilizes talent from Tech Forward, formerly known as HBCUforce — a nonprofit organization partnered with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to implement programs that assist in accessing cloud-computing careers through exposure to customer service management solutions.
“Our mission is to support and provide real-world experience to individuals of underrepresented backgrounds and Esor has been doing just that,” said Jake Soberal, CEO and co-founder of Bitwise Industries. “We are excited to expand on the work that has already been done and welcome Esor’s experience, talent, and vision into the Bitwise family.”
Esor was founded in 2018 and has worked with HBCUs and organizations like Hidden Genius and Black Cultural Zone, overall improving the organizations’ customer connection and efficiency, according to a news release.
Esor has worked on more than 100 projects since its inception.
“As a Black-owned business and Salesforce partner, we were intentional about the decision to join Bitwise,” said Renaldo DaSilva, CEO and co-founder of Esor Consulting Group. “As part of Bitwise, we will be able to drive more diversity into tech by increasing the number of career onramps for those who could otherwise have been shut out.”
The acquisition further adds to Bitwise’s Salesforce expertise by adding professionals who solve real-world business problems through software development and Salesforce implementation.
“Developing a diverse and skilled workforce in tech — and in the Salesforce ecosystem — is critically important,” said Tyler Prince, executive vice president of worldwide alliances and channels, Salesforce. “We’re excited to see partners like Bitwise Industries and Esor join forces — not just to expand their Salesforce capabilities, but to build diverse workforces in the future.”
In January, Bitwise acquired software training organization Techtonic. The acquisition of Esor, alongside Techtonic, will enable Bitwise to continue to add to the more than 5,000 individuals who have already been trained at Bitwise centers.
The terms of the deal with Esor were not disclosed.