Accenture Acquires Headspring 


Accenture has acquired the consulting practice of Headspring, a cloud-native and platform engineering services firm. Headspring provides a broad range of cloud services, including platform architecture, engineering, modernisation and product management.

Headspring’s services and cloud experts will boost Accenture Cloud First’s platform engineering capabilities aimed at helping clients accelerate their transformations and derive more excellent value from their cloud investments. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Accenture’s acquisition of Headspring will help us scale one of the most comprehensive platform engineering and cloud-native capabilities in the world. The depth and breadth of Headspring’s cloud-focused services and their significant experience working with Fortune 500 companies over the past two decades will be a valuable addition to our existing cloud engineering capabilities in North America and globally,” said Karthik Narain, global lead of Accenture Cloud First.

Founded in 2001 and with approximately 90 employees in the US and Mexico, Headspring serves public and private sector clients across numerous industries, including energy, financial services, government and nonprofit.

“We’re relentlessly focused on helping clients utilise the cloud to move faster, work better, and stand out in a shifting market. We do this by understanding their teams, goals and vision — that’s the Headspring difference — which aligns perfectly with Accenture’s focus on business outcomes,” said Dustin Wells, founder, president & CEO of Headspring. “Joining the Accenture team will collectively elevate our position as trusted transformation advisors and executors.”

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Headspring’s consulting team of highly skilled professionals with accreditations in cloud engineering and cloud-native services will join Accenture Cloud First, enhancing Accenture’s platform engineering capabilities in working closely with hyperscalers. Headspring’s broad suite of services includes:

  • Platform Engineering: including end-to-end cloud-native platform architecture and development from the foundation to the experience layer
  • Platform Modernization: including re-platforming and cloud migration, code transformation, visual redesign, and integration modernisation
  • Platform Architecture: re-architecting platform foundations to support the new platform architecture
  • Product Management: overall assessment and analysis of pain points based on scaled severity, frequency of occurrence, time inefficiency, risk of inaccuracy and technology bottlenecks. Creating product roadmap and requirements for platforms for prioritised outcomes