Effectual acquires Five Talent, strengthening DevOps, application development

By Emily Bader
Hoboken | Jun 5, 2020 at 11:59 am

Effectual, a Hoboken-based security first managed and professional services company, announced on Wednesday it has acquired Five Talent, a technology consultancy and custom software developer based in Bend, Oregon.

“Effectual and Five Talent have been working as partners on a number of engagements with our mutual customers,” Robb Allen, CEO, Effectual, said. “Simply put, we believe we can accomplish more together as one company, delivering a complete suite of services for modernizing, securing and ensuring the continuous compliance of mission critical applications and workloads for our customers. We will leverage our combined experience, resources, skill sets and geographic reach, to continue to execute on our vision to be the leader in IT modernization services for commercial enterprises and the public sector.”

Five Talent, which works with its customers to design and develop applications, has extensive experience in DevOps automation, SaaS enablement and refactoring workloads.

“Working together over the past year, it is clear that the cultural similarities of our organizations and our complementary services provide customers with a complete solution for delivering successful business outcomes,” Preston Callicott, CEO, Five Talent, said. “We are committed to building trusted, long-term relationships with our customers in every engagement. Similarly, Effectual approaches each engagement with a thorough understanding of each customer’s goals and success criteria. The alignment in our approach, and shared passion to learn and innovate alongside our customers has inspired us to set new goals and grow our businesses as one.”

The deal will combine Effectual’s engineers with Five Talent’s team, resulting in more than 150 AWS certifications for the company.

“Technical excellence and continuous learning are core values for both Effectual and Five Talent,” said Ryan Comingdeer, CTO, Five Talent. “Together, we can pursue greater levels of expertise and continue to push our team to advance their skills. The certifications, competencies, and programs we have achieved through our partnership with AWS demonstrate this commitment and provide customers with the confidence that we are cloud experts who can deliver high performing, impactful solutions.”

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | @emilybader