Ottawa’s xLerate Merges with San Fransisco’s Force By Design

Ottawa-based startup xLerate, a consulting partner to Salesforce, will be merging offices with Force By Design, another Salesforce partner located in San Fransisco. The two companies aim to create “a powerhouse of service cloud knowledge.”

“xLerate has proven to be one of the most knowledgeable, innovative and wellrespected salesforce.com partners in the Canadian market,” said Force by Design co-founder and CEO Micaiah Filkins. “We are happy to join forces with them, giving them the backing they need to continue to deliver the highest quality of services.”

“Joining Force by Design was an easy decision, as they’ve built a strong reputation for being not only one of the best and brightest Salesforce partners, but also sharing the same corporate philosophies,” xLerate President Nik Panter said. “We are very excited to be joining Force by Design’s growing team and giving Canada a Salesforce partner they can trust.”

Both companies were founded in 2008. Combined, they hope to become the primary Salesforce partner in Canada and remain a major partner in the U.S. as well. Neither xLerate nor Force would disclose the monetary value of the merger.