Ensunet Technology Group, founder and CEO Paul Robinson drive for entrepreneurship was instilled early on.
His great-grandfather was the pastor at one of the first African American churches in San Diego. His grandmother, born in 1916, was a self-taught real estate investor. His mother holds a doctorate and his father was a U.S. Olympic champion.
Following the footsteps of his accomplished family, Robinson carries a philosophy that he learned from his Olympian father, which was to surround himself with world-class competitors.
“My job is to build the ‘stadium,’ and fill it with the best players in the game,” said Robinson.
Launched in 2008
Robinson, a self-taught IT professional, got his first start in mergers and acquisitions, when the company he worked for merged with another in 2007.
The following year, he launched Ensunet Technology Group, a firm that focuses on enterprise IT architecture and post-merger IT integration. Founded in 2008, Ensunet Technology Group’s line of business includes a range of IT management services and consulting.
In less than five years, Paul took his one-person, high end I.T. consulting company to sales of over $1 million per year, while increasing owner independence by 400 percent.
Today, the San Diego-based company serves global Fortune 1000 enterprises, as well as clients in the public, government, and defense sectors. A global firm, Ensunet services clients across the United States, Central America, and the Asia-Pacific region.
Supporting $11.6B M and A Activity
Ensunet has been involved in planning, organizing, and availing the necessary resources to facilitate successful acquisitions, from million- to billion-dollar mergers.
Its offerings include IT consulting, cloud and infrastructure services, cybersecurity, enterprise operations, business process optimization, merger and acquisition, and IT lifecycle planning, among other services.
To date, the firm has supported mergers and acquisition deals that total $11.6 billion. More recently, Ensunet Technology Group was involved in a global M&A engagement valued at over $7.6 billion in October last year.
“This was an important achievement for Ensunet Technology Group and the involved parties in this M&A engagement. It served as an important milestone in our company’s evolving history,” said Robinson. “The credit goes to the hard work of our team and their commitment to designing and implementing approaches that benefit our clients.”
Since inception, the company has been awarded numerous accolades including being named Small Business of the Year by the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce and ranked Number 335 on Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America in 2018. It is also among the top ten for IT management companies and the sixth-fastest-growing company in the San Diego metro area in 2019.
Building in San Diego
Headquartered in Scripps Ranch, it employs 22 local staffers. A minority-owned business, the team brings over 30 years of public and private sector experience. Robinson said he plans to continue growing and building its team in San Diego.