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Global Leader Excelencia Consulting Commits to 1855 Accelerator as its Corporate Location in Canada

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Whitby, Ontario – Excelencia Consulting, a global leader in technology and information technology services, has selected the 1855 Accelerator in Durham Region as the location for its new Canadian office. As its first Canadian location, the company’s new operations in Whitby will help to further service its growing North American client base. Headquartered in Chennai, India, Excelencia Consulting worked with Toronto Global and Invest Durham, in collaboration with 1855 Accelerator, to bring its investment to Durham Region.

“The 1855 Accelerator, Toronto Global and Invest Durham provided a very welcoming approach to our long-term plans and expansion to Canada. The ecosystem introductions are second to none, and this has been a sincere and committed experience,” said Sharath Balakrishnan, Managing Director Canada, Excelencia Consulting North America.

“We are thrilled to welcome Excelencia Consulting to the Toronto Region. Our partnership with Invest Durham and the 1855 Accelerator has evolved to become a best-in-class service to our international clients,” said Stephen Lund, CEO of Toronto Global. “On our recent trip to India, our team had the opportunity to visit Excelencia’s Chennai office and meet with the senior leadership. It was amazing to see the great people and culture the company has. They will be a wonderful addition to the ecosystem in the Toronto Region.”
“Durham Region is leading the way in several industries because our innovation community is applying advanced new technologies to meet the needs of business, with incredible and dramatic impact,” said Simon Gill, Director, Economic Development and Tourism, Invest Durham. “Excelencia is joining an innovation community that we’re confident will continue to solve the world’s biggest challenges.”

Durham Region’s innovative ecosystem, deep financial services, energy, manufacturing, healthcare and banking industries, and talented technology and engineering workforce — fuelled by Durham College and Ontario Tech University — were factors that influenced the company’s choice to establish an office in Whitby.

“In a very short time, 1855 Accelerator has built a strong reputation for it’s approach to international technology companies expanding to Canada. We offer a unique and proven approach. Excelencia is yet another global leader who sees the competitive advantage of joining our world class ecosystem,” said Dennis Croft, Chief Executive Officer of 1855 Accelerator. “We look forward to supporting the Canadian growth of Excelencia Consulting and helping its team establish long-term commercial success here in North America.”


Excelencia brings the right teams and technologies together to optimize agility, enable resiliency and drive operational excellence. With a seasoned technology team of 350+, Excelencia delivers industry changing ERP Services, Cloud Services, Managed Services and Outsourced IT team Solutions.


Excelencia North America
Sharath Balakrishnan, Managing Director Canada
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Toronto Global
Julia Sakas, Director, Marketing & Communications
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The Regional Municipality of Durham
Jessie Reed, Communications Advisor
[email protected]

1855 Accelerator
Dennis Croft, Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]

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