Technology consulting firm Trimantium GrowthOps has lured Accenture's entire Salesforce Einstein team to run its own Salesforce Einstein Analytics operation.
The team’s global lead John Cosgrove, discovery and creative lead Kylie Long, technical lead Robert Houston and functional and governance lead Robert Rymer will all retain the same duties as they move to the consulting upstart.
“John, Robert, Kylie and Robert are global leaders in their field. They’re a crack team, with a strong entrepreneurial mindset, that’s a great fit for GrowthOps and our clients,” Trimantium managing director Phillip Kingston said.
“The Salesforce Einstein Analytics platform, combined with AI, is transforming customer experience. By harnessing the power of AI and Einstein, the team is embedding predictions and recommendations directly into the interfaces used by sales, service and marketing teams every single day.”
He added that the Einstein capability is an “important pillar” in the company’s cloud strategy, while also bolstering its relationship with Salesforce.
The four were part of the first dedicated Australian practice for Salesforce Einstein Analytics as part of Cloud Sherpas, subsequently joining Accenture in 2015 when the tech giant acquired the cloud provider.
Also from Cloud Sherpas is Trimantium chief executive Paul Mansfield, who was APAC managing director from 2012 to 2016.
The team’s global lead John Cosgrove will take on the role of GrowthOps partner for Salesforce Einstein Analytics.
“The confluence of big data technology, cloud application layers, mobility, and an increasing need to compete on the quality of human connections created the opportunity to launch a new way of designing customer relationship management systems. Einstein can put meaningful data in the hands of every employee so it’s a seamless part of their daily work lives,” Cosgrove said.
“Regardless of size, we want to work with companies who truly embrace entrepreneurship and innovation to drive growth, which is exactly what GrowthOps was created to do. We want to work alongside these companies to make their vision a reality in the fastest way possible.”
Meanwhile Trimantium also appointed Grant Thomson as group director for sales, tasked with formalising and implementing a single strategic account management structure across Trimantium’s nine companies.
He joins the consulting firm after more than 20 years in the enterprise technology space, with stints as managing director of Versent and in various leadership roles with Salesforce and IBM.
“Grant brings extensive enterprise experience to the company. He is also an entrepreneur at heart, having co-founded numerous startups, in addition to mentoring and advising many others across the technology industry,” Paul Mansfield said.
“Grant is solution-focused, not product-focused, with a strong track record of helping clients identify where they actually need help, and then successfully implementing those plans, which makes him a strong cultural fit for GrowthOps.”