Meet The Founder
Hailing from a small village in West Bengal called ‘Purbasthali’, Venerate’s Founder Biswanath Bhattacharya (“Bishuda”) is a firm believer that “Developing the right skill set will help you exceed your goals.” In this blog post, we explore how Bishuda’s passion for learning has set him on a path to ensuring that Venerate becomes a true success story in the Salesforce ecosystem.
Bishuda is a graduate of the Kolkata University for Engineering. Here, he studied Electronics and Telecommunications, shortly followed by a Masters in Computer Science from Guwahati. He was an ambitious young man, who began his career with the Electronics Corporation of India Limited. Later, he joined Hewlett-Packard – an opportunity which gave him global commercial exposure and where he attained a position of Vice-President,. With a stellar track record in the IT Services business behind him, he was then selected to become the Chief Executive of HCL Services Limited – with responsibility for over 6,000 employees. Bishuda also headed HCL’s Innovation Centre – founded to enable customers to ideate, collaborate, develop and deliver next generation digital solutions.
The Birth of Venerate Solutions:
While working with HCL as Chief Executive he was inspired by HCL’s founder and Chairman, Shiv Nadar, to start his own venture. For a professional, thinking of entrepreneurship at the age of 55 sounded crazy – but, defying the naysayers, Bishuda started to envision his own enterprise.
Drawing from his experience in the technology field, he knew that Salesforce would be an ideal opportunity. Companies around the world were focusing on building 360-degree customer centricity across their business operations, and Salesforce were providing the tools and technology to enable this goal.
In July 2016, Venerate Solutions was born. The going was not easy but with passion and determination, Bishuda began to create what he had set out to do.
Five years on, Venerate now has a global customer community – spread across India, Australia, UK and the Middle East. The company employees nearly 200 technical and business professionals, and it has consistent, triple-digit revenue growth.
Thoughts on Shaping Venerate, Leadership & Work Life Balance:
Venerate provides a platform for young professionals to interact with customers the world over. Here, we support and encourage strong mentorship to enhance skill sets, we sponsor our team with Salesforce certifications and we enable individuals to explore the world through on-site opportunities. Bishuda’s key takeaway on personal growth and leadership is that we must always align with people smarter ourselves – which, in turn, enables us to become the ‘best’ version of ourselves.
Bishuda believes the following are integral to personal success:
Where will Venerate be in the next 3 years?
There is no greater testament to Venerate’s success than our focus on the customer. They love that we listen, and this attitude means that each of our customers comes back to us for the new projects that they embark on. Venerate’s success has stemmed from relentlessly focusing on customer centricity – not just in delivering innovative solutions, but in ensuring consistent communication throughout the project to help our customers realise their objectives. This approach has enabled Venerate to journey through significant milestones together, as a team, and it will provide a foundation that will help the company to grow successfully in the years to come.
With superior talent and even greater intent, Venerate’s goals are to become:
– One of the ‘Top 50’ midsize companies to grow consistently.
– One of the top ‘50 Best Places to Work’ in the midsize company segment.
– An enterprise with the finest Salesforce professionals globally with a focus on creating many opportunities and sponsorships for Salesforce training and certifications.
Venerate is well on its way to realising these goals. If you would like to be a part of the team that is making this happen, why not talk to our careers team today about your ambitions? You can reach out to us here and set yourself on the right path for incredible career success.