Fresno, Calif. Mar. 23, 2022 – Today, Bitwise Industries (www.bitwiseindustries.com) announced the acquisition of Esor Consulting Group, a New Jersey-based Salesforce consulting partner that utilizes Tech Forward, formerly HBCUforce, to develop the next generation of diverse Salesforce professionals. This strategic acquisition marks another milestone to grow Bitwise’s mission-driven business nationally, and strengthen the company’s Salesforce capabilities. “The alignment between Bitwise and Esor Consulting Group was evident,” said Jake Soberal, CEO and co-founder, Bitwise Industries. “Our mission is to support, and provide real-world experience to individuals of underrepresented backgrounds and Esor has been doing just that. 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 is a minority-owned Salesforce consulting partner that serves educational institutions, nonprofits, and other organizations impacting their communities. Founded in 2018 they have worked with HBCUs and organizations like Hidden Genius and Black Cultural Zone to expand their impact, better connect with customers, and improve efficiency. Collectively the team at Esor has worked on over 100 projects. In 2021, Esor Consulting group completed 44 projects and went from supporting consulting partners to becoming one. Esor is a perfect example of how non-traditional tech talent can transform the industry, and their communities, when given the opportunity. “As a Black-owned business and Salesforce partner, we were intentional about the decision to join Bitwise,” said Renaldo DaSilva, CEO and co-founder, Esor Consulting Group. “We are excited about what this means to the work we have been doing and the ability to scale our vision. 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.” This acquisition will further bolster Bitwise Industries’ Salesforce expertise by adding seasoned professionals that solve real-world business problems through custom software development and Salesforce implementations. “Creating opportunities that help people of color land successful, high-paying tech jobs, is the best way to transform individual lives, and the make-up of the entire technology industry,” said Tiffany Spencer, COO and co-founder, Esor Consulting Group. “Bitwise has a history of connecting people to careers and with Esor joining the company, we will be able to serve more people than ever before.” “Developing a diverse and skilled workforce in tech – and in the Salesforce ecosystem – is critically important,” said Tyler Prince, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Alliances & 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 of the future.” This is Bitwise Industries’ second acquisition in 2022, following the recent deal with Techtonic. Bitwise Industries has trained over 5,000 individuals from underserved communities, 80% who have gone on to find technical employment. For more information about Bitwise Industries and to read the latest company news, please visit our website at: www.bitwiseindustries.com About Bitwise Industries Bitwise Industries creates a bridge between humans from marginalized communities and stories of systemic poverty to skills and resources necessary to access opportunities in the tech industry. By leveraging public-private partnerships, Bitwise provides paid apprenticeships to students to learn tech skills, connects them to meaningful tech opportunities, and builds vibrant buildings in underestimated cities to house their work. By upskilling disenfranchised humans, it empowers them to change their own lives—which ignites and transforms the regional economies of the cities in which Bitwise serves. Bitwise has raised more than $100M in support of this important work; expanded its model to serve five cities (Fresno, Bakersfield, Merced, Oakland, and Toledo); and built a tech apprenticeship engine that will drive national jobs/economic recovery in 2022. To learn more about Bitwise Industries, check out www.bitwiseindustries.com. About Esor Consulting Group: Esor is a Minority-Owned Salesforce implementation partner that serves educational institutions, nonprofits, and other organizations impacting their communities. Esor utilizes talent from Tech Forward/HBCUforce to help develop the next generation of Salesforce consulting professionals. Every project you complete with Esor gives someone the real-world experience they need to advance within the field. Tech Forward is a nonprofit organization that exposes marginalized communities to cloud and SAAS (software-as-a-service) based technologies and careers paths to help participants be more marketable, obtain higher-paying jobs and career opportunities.