KPMG Canada buys ServiceNow practice of Wirefire

25 February 2020 Consulting.ca

KPMG Canada has acquired Wirefire Creative, the ServiceNow practice of Vancouver-based technology consultancy Wirefire.

Wirefire was founded in 2013, and in addition to its ServiceNow practice also has cybersecurity and managed support offerings.

KPMG’s acquisition of Wirefire Creative expands the Big Four firm’s ServiceNow practice in Vancouver, adding 20 team members.  KPMG is a Platinum ServiceNow Partner, and was named Americas Partner of the Year 2019 and Americas Transformation Partner of the Year 2020.

ServiceNow is cloud-based workflow software that helps companies define, structure, manage, and automate services for enterprise operations. The Santa Clara, CA–based company has more than 6,200 clients, including approximately 80% of the Fortune 500, and books annual revenues in excess of US$2 billion.

KPMG Canada buys ServiceNow practice of Wirefire

"We're excited to welcome Wirefire's ServiceNow team to KPMG," said Louie Velocci, partner and national leader of KPMG's ServiceNow practice in Canada. "As businesses continue to digitally transform their operations, they are increasingly looking for highly experienced specialists to help guide them. The addition of Wirefire Creative's ServiceNow team to our existing significant ServiceNow capabilities brings additional knowledge and strength to our rapidly growing technology consulting practice, and allows us to further support the growing need from organizations across Canada."

The transaction will see Wirefire Creative co-founder and chief executive Karsten Hiemstra join KPMG as a partner in the IT advisory practice and leader of the ServiceNow practice in Western Canada.

"We're excited to work with transformation leaders across KPMG and make a significant impact to our clients' digital journey," Hiemstra said. "Joining KPMG is a great move for our team. We align on values and have a shared commitment of delivering forward-thinking approaches to help our clients navigate the challenges of digitally transforming their business."


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