Warren Whitney, a management consulting firm that serves privately held and nonprofit organizations, has added technology consulting expertise through a merger with Convergent Business Solutions.
Warren Whitney, a 15-person business based in western Henrico County, announced the merger Monday. Katherine Whitney, co-founder and director of Warren Whitney, will head the merged company. David Nelms, owner and sole employee of Convergent Business Solutions, will lead the technology practice.
The merged company will operate from the Warren Whitney offices.
Warren Whitney, in business for more than 26 years, offers senior-level leadership for its clients in finance and accounting, human resources, and sales and marketing. The company also provides strategic planning, board governance and executive searches.
In addition to technology consulting, Convergent Business Solutions provides contract chief information officer and chief operating officer services for midsize organizations, focusing on “strategy that integrates technology and operations within the business,” according to a statement from Warren Whitney.
Scott Warren, co-founder of Warren Whitney, said in the statement that the two companies have collaborated on work with a number of clients and that Nelms “has built his technology firm in a model that parallels Warren Whitney’s.”
“Both firms work with midsize organizations to help them address critical business challenges,” Nelms said. “Our new alignment allows us to address all aspects of an organization’s needs.”
Larry Gumprich, chief financial officer for Integrated Global Services, a client of the two firms, said in the statement that the companies “have worked seamlessly as a team for us for the last seven months on an important revamping of our information systems. The merger comes as no surprise.”