ABOUT BANJAXED SOLUTIONS
We Create Raving Salesforce Fans
Our Origin Story
You’re probably expecting a sales pitch. Here it is: we’re awesome. Keep reading though, because our origin story breaks the mold. We didn’t start in Austin or San Francisco with head-in-the-clouds founders trying to change the world while burning through millions in VC.
We were started to solve a very tangible problem: moving a multi-million dollar law firm to Litify. Their CEO needed people he trusted, so he turned to Tyler and Drew.
Unfortunately, at the time, neither of those two guys knew anything about Salesforce. Now they do.
They worked in Drew’s garage until the pandemic kept his kids at home all day and his wife needed the house back. So they moved their office into a now-empty gym. Between box jumps and bites of protein bars, Tyler and Drew started seeing broader market opportunities.
Things were not pretty. Proprietary software, complex variable reporting requirements, and dirty databases—not to mention the state of the world—created a network of stressful challenges with steep learning curves. The whole situation was banjaxed - Irish slang for “broken, incapacitated, confounded or totally ruined.” That’s how we got our name, driving I-10 East from College Station, TX to Baton Rouge, LA.
It’s been two years and Banjaxed is thriving. We’ve made mistakes, but we learn and get better every day. We’ve grown from 3 founders to a company of 60. We’ve gone from no Salesforce certifications to a slew of them, and we’ve become a certified Salesforce partner. With Banjaxed internal tools, our data migrations are second to none. Our flagship communications application, Conversations, has received stellar reviews since Day 1.
We create raving Salesforce fans. That’s what we do.
Our Trailblazing Team
Banjaxed is more than just a business—we're a diverse team of innovators, problem-solvers, and trailblazers. We’re a start-up in a non-start-up town, and there’s never a dull moment.
When you surround yourself with people who have grit, a sense of humor, and a love of problem-solving, amazing things can happen. That's why we hire for aptitude, instead of experience alone. We believe in empowering our team members, so we fund training and credentialing, and provide other opportunities for professional development.
Taking care of our people is our first priority. That’s why we offer unlimited PTO, health insurance, LegalShield membership, and a host of other benefits.
Meet the leadership
Founder & CEO
Drew’s life has been a road-trip less traveled. Looking for challenges, he left college, went into real estate, then joined the Army, and from there went into oil and gas. He didn’t want to be away from his wife and kids for long stretches, he taught himself to code while working in the field. After creating a novel rig sensor data analytics program, he built a custom B2B SaaS app called Client Connect. This is where he met the team that would later form Banjaxed Solutions. When not leading innovative Software-and-a-Service solutions within the Salesforce ecosystem, Drew spends time with his family, reads, listens to podcasts voraciously, and wakes up early in the mornings to exercise and think. He explains, “I come to work every day for our employees and clients, the employees of our clients, and the clients of our clients. I love that we are a force multiplier for the economy, serving individuals in every aspect of society”.
Tyler is a proud Fightin’ Texas Aggie who likes small words and lots of zeros. He spent his early professional years in the trenches of customer service, product ownership, and service automations. After nearly a decade working in the legal support space, Tyler took an entrepreneurial leap and tackled this wacky ride of start-up life, with some help from a certain law firm in Louisiana. He deeply values relationships and has a people-first approach both personally and professionally. At Banjaxed, Tyler is responsible for business development and building strategic partnerships wherever he goes. Tyler is passionate about “building crazy things with the people he loves” and wants to “create an environment where people are excited to work and grow professionally every day by solving problems in ways that serve and help others”. You can also find him at his family tailgate during every A&M game. He enjoys investing time with his church, and pursuing his health goals by putting around the golf course, training for half marathons, and working out at the local crossfit gym.
Chief Operations Officer
Salil, much to the chagrin of Tyler and the other Aggies at Banjaxed, is a Longhorn, by way of New Orleans. He spent his formative years working in tech startups in Austin before joining the Army. After being shot at and blown up, he has spent time consulting with hedge funds, VC, and other startups, which is how he wound up in College Station working with us. Outside of work, Salil likes to travel, and often visits Austin, San Francisco, and New Orleans, where he spends time, well, working. He chose Banjaxed because he “wants to work for a company that invests in people, and to work with people who want to work for a company that invests in people.” It had nothing to do with the fact that the investors promised him corporate box seats at the Superdome whenever he wanted.