Boomi expands presence in Canada with new Vancouver Center of Excellence

The enormous scaling up of Boomi’s Canadian operations will see the immediate addition of 80 new staff, with further large growth slated for the future.

Today, integration and automation platform provider Boomi is announcing that they are expanding their Canadian presence, opening new offices that include a Center of Excellence in Vancouver. The plan is to utilize Vancouver’s skilled local workforce to immediately add 80 foundational team members and grow exponentially in the future months and years. The impact of this on the local economy is expected to be $20 million, rising to over $100 million in the next several years.

“We will focus on Canada by placing a dedicated support team in Canada,” said  Dan McAllister, Senior Vice President of Global Alliances and Channels at Boomi. “We did have local team members based out of Canada before, but we are making strong investments there and dedicating new people.”

So why choose Vancouver as the effective base of Canadian operations? The key here is that Boomi has multiple senior executives with global responsibilities who started out at Vancouver companies like Crystal Decisions and Business Objects, which were acquired by other companies some years back.  The executives continue to live in the region, however. These include Chief Commercial Officer Greg Wolfe, Chief Marketing Officer Alison Biggan, Chief Strategy Officer Rahim Bhatia, and Global Commercial Market Vice President Troy Anderson. Anderson specifically is charged with leading the Vancouver office.

The Center of Excellence, which will be located in downtown Vancouver, will support strategic business functions, including sales and business development.

Boomi has a broad partner ecosystem, and the company will be leveraging that as part of their expansion into Canada. McAllister indicated that the number of Boomi partners has more than tripled over the last six years, and is now over 800 globally. These include large GSIs like Accenture and Deloitte, ISVs like SAP and Snowflake, and hyperscalers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google.

“We have grown that number significantly, and there are still never enough partners,” he said. “We will continue to invest in those partners, which have contributed a great amount to our value and our margins. They can deliver great value.”

Boomi, whose headquarters are in Chesterbrook PA, which is northwest of Philadelphia, also recently announced that they are opening a dedicated office in Bengaluru, India which will double their current engineering and technical workforce, and that they have also increased investment in Japan.

“This is part of our commitment to investing in the future with great people and great products,” McAllister indicated. “Generative AI is a future for us, and we  have committed to being a leader in this space, with further investments and product vision.”