We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest Impact Accelerator which will help accelerate the growth of our Partner Ecosystem through diversity, equity, and inclusion. At Salesforce, we believe businesses can be powerful platforms for social change and that it’s our responsibility to further equality for all. Creating a culture of equality isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also the smart thing to do. It empowers us to innovate, build deeper connections with our customers, and ultimately become a better company.
The Salesforce Impact Accelerator is a 12-week hybrid program designed to strategically align and grow diverse-owned Consulting Partners’ Salesforce business. The program will help drive the selected businesses toward their next stage of growth through access to education, networks, customers, contracts, and the investment community. Cohort participants are also given access to join Salesforce at in-person events as an additional layer of support and to aid with networking. The inaugural cohort consists of 14 consulting partners from underrepresented groups (URG) including Black, Women, Latinx, and AAPI-owned businesses.
At the end of the program, we will continue to provide alumni with resources through LinkedIn groups, webinars, invitations to networking opportunities, and more. Diverse-owned businesses are a fast-growing segment and are crucial to help us meet the ongoing demand of the Salesforce economy and drive customer success. Salesforce is committed to supporting business owners and founders from underrepresented communities within the Salesforce ecosystem. Through programs like the Salesforce Impact Accelerator, we know we can make an exponential impact in the communities we serve while ensuring our Partner Ecosystem reflects the communities in which we live and do business.
About our first cohort of Impact Accelerators:
CEO & Founder: Shoaib Chaudhary
Shoaib Chaudhary, CEO of Plumlogix, is an entrepreneur and influencer with more than two decades of experience in the technology industry. Plumlogix specializes in DevOps, Robotic testing, and Mulesoft integrations, allowing their teams to quickly analyze, assess, and provide cost-effective remediation to substantially increase ROI to an ailing Salesforce org. In addition, Plumlogix offers both on and offshore solutions providing application integration, cloud migration, managed services, and consulting to a wide variety of verticals/industries including education, non-profit, government, manufacturing, and retail.
CEO & Founder: Daisy Garcia
Daisy Garcia is an experienced Salesforce professional who is the CEO and Founder of ImagineCRM. Improving the way their clients do business by creating processes that improve the accuracy and efficiency of their data is central to what ImagineCRM does. ImagineCRM are experts in implementing non-profit and grant-making solutions to help nonprofits, foundations, and other social sector organizations solve their pain points and establish successful operational processes.
Co-Founder & Managing Director: Jorge L Fernandez
Jorge Fernandez, a 9x Salesforce certified, is a technology professional with 15 years of experience designing and implementing custom business applications for various industries. He co-founded SkyPlanner in 2011 with the purpose of leading companies to success by harnessing the Salesforce ecosystem. SkyPlanner offers a unique combination of expertise, commitment, and dedication to deliver exceptional results and innovative customer-centric solutions to their clients across various industries.
CEO & Co-Founder: Alex Garcia
Alex Garcia is the CEO and co-founder of Ennube Solutions, a Latinx-owned software consulting company that helps customers design, implement, and support Salesforce software solutions. Their innovation and implementation practices are trusted by enterprises and start-ups within the technology, manufacturing, health care, and life sciences industries to help align business processes to technology and drive insights from data.
The CRM Firm
CEO & Founder: Stephanie Hagan
In 2015, Stephanie Hagan started The CRM Firm, a woman-owned and diversity-driven consulting partner for Salesforce implementations and support services. The CRM Firm prides itself on a versatile team of senior-level experts who provide their clients with tailored integrations and support for their business’ specific technology needs, in many cases, building custom solutions and simplifying their internal processes. This Salesforce partner works with industries such as financial services, non-profit, and executive search to create scalable Salesforce solutions to meet customers’ evolving business needs and deliver 5-star support along the way.
CEO & Founder: Love Hudson-Maggio
Love Hudson-Maggio, former Salesforce Customer Success Director, is a forward-thinking business leader with a record of success maximizing ROI for Fortune 500 clients via innovative data strategies and outstanding customer service. Her company, Mar Dat, is a boutique marketing and data transformation consultancy helping brand leaders extract value from their marketing technology and data investment. Mar Dat specializes in tailored digital transformation consulting, data, and technology services within HLS, retail, and hospitality.
Founder: Joshua Hoskins
Joshua Hoskins is a Salesforce MVP and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of developing innovative products and solutions for customers and independent software vendors (ISVs). CRMified provides product management and Salesforce expertise “on-tap” for companies without the frustration and friction of traditional pro-serve engagements. From project scoping to product management, translating and transforming ideas into scalable technical solutions and reality, CRMified ensures the successful execution and delivery of high-value products with minimum risk and maximum return for customers.
Delta Computer Solutions
CEO: Steve Ike
Steve Ike, CEO of Delta Computer Solutions, is responsible for the company’s strategic vision, planning, and execution of projects in software engineering, CRM, aviation safety management, and many more. Delta utilizes software engineering and microservices tools to create easier access to valuable data across platforms resulting in better decisions for their customers. Delta specializes in industries such as aerospace, banking, oil & gas, clean energy, law enforcement, government, and healthcare.
President: Gayathri Kher
Co-founder and President of fusionSpan, Gayathri Kher has extensive experience evaluating business processes and technology infrastructures and assisting organizations in implementing solutions that are scalable based on future needs. The fusionSpan team are trusted advisors to non-profits and purpose-driven organizations helping them transform their business and achieve their missions by streamlining experiences. This Salesforce partner is a one-stop-shop, offering services in consulting, implementation, integrations and data, managed services, and training.
CEO: Nicale Nxumalo
Southpoint Consulting is a minority and woman-owned management technology consulting firm focused on delivering result-oriented services to their clients. CEO Nicale Nxumalo and her team have more than 12 years of experience implementing Salesforce for the public sector, commercial, and nonprofit customers. From legacy system migrations to new application development, the team is focused on building Salesforce solutions to meet their client’s business needs while improving operational efficiency and reducing cost and risk.
Vice President, Growth & Partnership: Vincente Pass
As part of TechSparq leadership, Vincente drives digital innovation and nurtures long-lasting channel partnerships. Creating intimate and immersive online brand experiences has become the expectation of TechSparq’s premier brand clients. Their consultants' no-wasted-motion policy means more efficiency and higher profits for their clients. For more than 15 years, TechSparq has been helping global companies reduce inefficiencies, reduce costs, and increase revenue by leveraging innovative solutions like Salesforce Commerce Cloud to deliver results. Their clients may have unique business needs but TechSparq always delivers with Salesforce Commerce Clouds templates, composability, and headless APIs.
CEO & Founder: Y'vonne Sisco-Ormond
Y'vonne Sisco-Ormond founded the boutique consulting firm 5P Consulting. 5P Consulting is a woman-owned global digital transformation firm that provides value through direct ROI and has three key service offerings: Salesforce solutions, information management, and IT program management office. 5P prides itself in having key talent in multiple industries, bringing best practices in business and digital optimization with the goal to provide integrated data, so clients can make better business decisions to optimize their revenue.
CEO & Founder: Andrea Tarrell
CEO and Founder of Sercante, Andrea Tarrell, is a 12x Salesforce certified, a Salesforce MVP, and a marketing champion. Sercante is an award-winning, woman and Latinx-owned consulting firm supporting growth-minded companies with strategy, technology, and execution across every step of the lead-to-revenue process. Sercante is known for their work on complex process integration between Salesforce, Pardot, Marketing Cloud, and third-party systems. Sercante has won multiple awards such as the 2021 Pardot Partner of the Year and the 2022 Salesforce Partner Innovation in Retail award.
Vice President: Theresa West
Theresa West, former Engagement Director at Salesforce, is the Vice President at Vectr Solutions and is growing the company through an approach that focuses on customer success and equality. Vectr Solutions is a company formed by a group of highly accomplished Salesforce and integration architects specializing in enterprise-level Salesforce implementations, Salesforce and integration architecture services, and the establishment of Salesforce CoE or Practice. Vectr Solutions is known to serve industries such as the public sector, non-profit, and financial services.
Applications for the next cohort of the Salesforce Impact Accelerator will open in the Summer of 2023.
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