We are excited to announce that our Chief Growth Officer (CGO) Michael Huffman has been selected as the Vice Chairman of AGA’s Corporate Partner Advisor Group (CPAG) Technology Committee! CPAG’s mission is to provide an objective, industry-neutral and ethical forum to collaborate on issues of common interest to government and the private sector, surrounding financial systems and technology. Michael will serve on the Technology Committee from 2022-2024.

To learn more about the CPAG Technology Committee, including the members, benefits and mission, head to their website.

About Michael Huffman:

During his 30+ year career, Michael Huffman has spent over 20 years building, growing, and managing organizations, programs, and projects. He has extensive experience with addressing customer needs with solutions, providing consulting service excellence, and managing a wide range of federal government contracts. Michael has led organizations and projects ranging from small projects with one resource to large federal programs with values exceeding $100M. He has 15 years of expertise with COTS ERP and financials systems including the Oracle eBusiness Suite and CGI’s Momentum. He has direct experience with large system implementations and ongoing operations and maintenance of ERP systems. He has led the application of agile project management techniques and provides hands on experience implementing agile principles and processes.

At cBEYONData, he is responsible for leading the growth of the company with hands-on engagement in all aspects that impact how the company meets and exceeds revenue goals. He works closely with delivery leadership, helping the program teams identify and apply the best solutions for customer requirements. He oversees the opportunity capture process, working as part of the team to identify new business opportunities and successfully win the ability to deliver the best outcomes for our federal clients. He oversees the visible presence of the company with the right marketing and advertising approaches to reach our future customers.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University and a Master of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary. He is also a certified PMP as well as holding multiple agile certifications.

 

About AGA:

AGA is the association that connects and empowers financial related professionals who support government, from financial management to IT, human resources, cybersecurity and more, to advance good government initiatives, grow their expertise and accelerate their careers.

We connect and empower professionals to help them:

  • Advance sound financial practices, accountability, transparency and excellence in government
  • Grow, learn, excel and engage through a network of likeminded professionals and leaders
  • Accelerate professional careers through learning opportunities and the opportunity to earn a unique credential – the Certified Government Financial Manager, the only credential developed solely with the government financial professional in mind.

For Immediate Release

cBEYONData acquires Alta Via Consulting

Creating a Leading Provider of Financial, ERP and Data Analytics to the Federal Government

(Washington, D.C., March 2022).  cBEYONData LLC (cBEYONData) announced today it has completed the acquisition of Alta Via Consulting, LLC (Alta Via). Founded in 1998, Alta Via Consulting is a premier provider of ERP consulting services centered around improving clients’ operations by maximizing value from existing business processes and information systems. As an SAP development partner since its inception, Alta Via possesses a unique blend of SAP, process, industry, and design knowledge.

The combined firm will have over 240 employees delivering ERP architecture and design, business intelligence, financial management, cloud migration and robotic process automation solutions. The firm’s clients include the U.S. Army, the Department of Justice, and the General Services Administration, among others. cBEYONData is a portfolio company of Bluestone Investment Partners.

Dyson Richards, Chief Executive Officer of cBEYONData, said, “We see huge opportunity for the firm to help our collective customers transform how they do business. The synergies in our talent, culture, and technology expertise will enable us to expand our offerings and deliver immediate value to current and future customers.”

Dawn Sedgley, President of Alta Via, said, “We are joining a team that shares the same commitment to customer success that we do, and we’re only going to enhance these qualities as we integrate.” The senior leadership team from Alta Via of Dawn Sedgley, Anton van der Merwe and Chris Jackiw will remain with the company.

cBEYONData’s combination with Alta Via provides clients access to an exceptional team of experts with deep expertise in SAP®, Momentum®, OneStream®, UIPath® and related business intelligence systems. It positions the company to support the migration of federal computing to the cloud and lifecycle upgrades for key SAP systems. Alta Via’s cost analytics and performance optimization specialties complement cBEYONData’s delivery of its CFO Control Tower® solution. CFO Control Tower® is a scalable on-demand solution that enhances federal government financial systems reporting and allows clients to quickly automate business process and reduce the time spent on data aggregation and manipulation. The cBEYONData Budgeting and Spend (BAS®) module is preconfigured to meet the needs of federal budgeting organizations and improve and automate a wide range of planning, forecasting, consolidation, and financial reporting requirements.

David Schmidtknecht, Chief Solutions Officer and Cofounder of cBEYONData, said, “Alta Via’s expertise in the DoD and ERP space dovetail nicely with cBEYONData’s focus on federal financial data management in civilian agencies. Together we will be able to offer more robust solutions to a wider set of customers.” 

The McLean Group provided investment banking support for Alta Via. Holland & Knight and Nelson Mullins provided legal support to cBEYONData and Alta Via, respectively.  

About cBEYONData

cBEYONData is a purpose-built professional services firm that specializes in supporting mission-driven agencies and organizations with the enhancement of business processes, cloud migrations, business intelligence, data management, data analytics, agile project and process management, dashboards, and geo-mapping. cBEYONData is a portfolio company of Bluestone Investment Partners. Please visit www.cbeyondata.com for more information.

About Alta Via Consulting

Alta Via Consulting is an advisory firm providing expertise in guiding, executing and sustaining business transformation. Alta Via experts improve clients existing operations by maximizing value from existing business processes and information systems or by redesigning operations and leveraging improved technology. We integrate business process evaluation, risk mitigation, data protection, technology evaluation, and operational design to deliver a roadmap for transformation. Our unique approach aids leaders as they operationalize their goals and objectives into executable strategies. By doing so, we provide the insights necessary to understand, orchestrate and execute the steps required for your organization to achieve mission success. Please visit www.altavia.com for more information.

About Bluestone Investment Partners

Bluestone is a private equity firm investing exclusively in lower middle-market companies in the defense and government services arena. Bluestone’s principals have a long and successful track record owning, operating, investing in, and advising companies in the defense and government services sector. Please visit www.bluestoneinv.com for more information.

For more information contact:  Theresa Backus Dunn, Director of Marketing
Theresa.Backus.Dunn@cBEYONData.com
954-594-3010

cBEYONData was honored to not only attend the 2022 National Leadership Training event put on by AGA, but also set up a booth and talk with attendees and sponsors alike about cBEYONData and its products. The event was amazing, with over 1,100 government financial professionals participating in NLT 2022! Over February 23rd-24th we were able to hear from incredible speakers and great topics around government improvement and innovation.

The highlight of the week was the reveal of the AGA rebrand and announcement of their mission statement: AGA is the association that provides a network for connecting and empowering financial and related professionals to advance good government, grow their expertise and accelerate their careers!

NLT 22 was a success and we were excited to be involved! Check out some of the pictures of the event and let us know what your favorite part of this year’s AGA National Training Event was!.

 

At cBEYONData, we aid organizations to effectively manage, utilize, and improve data systems to increase operational efficiency. As a professional services firm founded in 2010, our team of experienced data scientists works closely with our partners to identify opportunities to enhance and automate organizational functions, particularly government and financial services agencies.

Today, we’re excited to share with you that we’ve been listed by Clutch among the best providers of Big Data Analytics in the world!

If you’re unfamiliar with it, Clutch is a B2B ratings and reviews platform based in Washington, DC. They evaluate technology service and solutions companies based on the quality of work, thought leadership, and client reviews. A rapidly expanding startup, Clutch has become the go-to resource in the agency space. Their review process is reliable and transparent, and we’re grateful to those of our clients who have taken the time to provide feedback:

“The upgrades cBEYONData is making to our system is going to significantly improve internal efficiencies.”

— Financial Systems Officer, Legislative Branch Agency


“Our money is well-spent because their quick deliveries exceed expectations.”

— Assistant Director Financial Systems, DOJ Department


“cBEYONData has an unwavering loyalty to the project’s success.”

— Assistant Chief of Finance, Government Bureau


The above are just some of the reviews we currently have on our catalog of verified feedback. To date, we have a perfect overall rating of five stars across 10 reviews, which we are extremely proud of.

Lastly, we would like to thank all of our clients for the unyielding support and trust that they’ve given us throughout our journey. Thank you to Clutch as well for the recognition!

Let’s discuss the business solutions you need. Contact us today, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

cBEYONData has been recognized by Washington Technology as a rapidly growing business within the government sector. This list is built to celebrate the depth, diversity, and hard work of small businesses in the federal sector and our team is excited to add this accolade to our growing list of awards and accomplishments!

From the Washington Technology blog:

The rankings are based on information that companies submit, including five years of revenue data. We then calculate their compound annual growth rate over those five years. For 2021, the range is 2016 through 2020. Companies are then ranked according to that CAGR.

We are honored to be mentioned on this list and ranked at 37 of the fastest-growing small businesses in the government market.

Head to their website to learn more about the Fast 50 list and the other amazing companies that were also named!

We are excited to announce that we have been named one of 2021’s Top Industry Innovators, by Washington Technology.

This is part of the Government Innovation Awards program, which is built to highlight innovative uses of technology in government projects.

From the Washington Technology website:

“The 2021 Industry Innovator Award are part of a broader program known as the Government Innovation Awards, presented by Washington Technology and our sibling publications FCW, GCN and Defense Systems. You can see the 2021 Public Sector Innovations winners here. This award program recognizes government projects that highlight innovative uses of technology, and the 2021 Rising Stars, which recognizes individuals in their early phase of their careers, can be viewed here.

Together these programs are an opportunity to celebrate the many positive things taking place across the government market as individuals, public sector organizations and private companies work together to address some of society’s most pressing challenges.”

We are grateful to Washington Technology for recognizing cBEYONData, and our CFO Control Tower, as a leading-edge technology in 2021!

Head to their website to read more about this award and the other amazing companies recognized!

(Washington, D.C., September 14, 2021)  

cBEYONData welcomes the appointment of Gray Beck to our leadership team as Chief Financial Officer.

Gray has over a decade of experience in successfully delivering professional services to federal, state, and local government customers.  As the CFO, he is responsible for planning and executing cBEYONData’s financial strategy and managing the Company’s finance and accounting functions. Gray’s focus is on optimizing the Company’s financial resources to continue to develop and deliver best-in-class service offerings. 

We are excited to have Gray join the cBEYONData team. He compliments our strong performance-oriented culture, and we believe his impressive reputation for execution and achieving results makes him the right choice to lead our finance and accounting operations,” said CEO Dyson Richards.

Prior to joining cBEYONData, Gray held CFO roles at Klein-Hersh International and Quadel Consulting.  He holds an M.S. degree in Finance and a B.A. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a PMP certification.  

About cBEYONData

cBEYONData is a purpose-built professional services firm that specializes in supporting mission-driven agencies and organizations with the enhancement of business processes, cloud migrations, business intelligence, data management, data analytics, agile project and process management, dashboards, and geo-mapping.

cBEYONData has been recognized as one of Clutch’s top firms in the DC Metro Area and Virginia by Clutch Co,  the leading ratings and reviews platform for IT, Marketing, and Business service providers. It is an honor to be ranked #32 out of 100 in firms Virginia, and #63 out of 200 firms in the DC Metro area. Be sure to check out the two recent press releases from Clutch, for more information:

Clutch Awards the 2021 Leading B2B Companies in Virginia

“Despite the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia’s strong workforce and solid education system have made the state competitive for businesses. The Old Dominion also has progressive policies on healthcare, education, and voting, which are enticing for investors.

The leaders on Clutch’s report are based on numerous factors, including past clients, services offered, and social media presence. Clutch evaluates a company’s industry expertise and ability to deliver high-quality services to their clientele.”

Clutch Highlights the Top 200 B2B Firms in the DC Metro Area for 2021

 

“After suffering from an economic contraction in 2020, economists predict a 2.4% growth for the DC Metro Area in 2021. Further, as the vaccination rollout continues, the area is expected to expand by 4.4% in 2022. 

Clutch follows a rigorous selection methodology to select the best B2B service providers. Their team looks into a company’s past clients, brand reputation, and verified Clutch reviews, among many others.”

cBEYONData has been recognized as one of the “Best Small and Medium Workplaces of 2021” by Fortune, in their recent list published. cBEYONData was ranked 14th out of the 100 small businesses named on this list, meaning that cBEYONData is one of the best small and medium companies to work for in the world. Check out the list to learn more about our ranking and the other companies recognized.

From the Great Place to Work website:

To determine the 2021 Best Small Workplaces list and the 2021 Best Medium Workplaces list, Great Place to Work® analyzed confidential survey feedback representing more than 280,000 employees working in small- and medium-sized businesses in the United States.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place to Work For All™. Eight-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place to Work analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical relative to their peers in the industry.

The remaining 15 percent of the rank is based on an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To be considered, companies had to meet the Great Place to Work-Certified standard. To ensure survey results truly represent all employees, Great Place to Work requires that Trust Index© survey results are accurate to a 95% confidence level with a 5% margin of error or better. We review any anomalies in survey responses, news and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results. Companies with 10 to 99 people were considered for the small list; companies with 100 – 999 employees were considered for the medium list.

This is an exciting award, and we are planning to continue to invest in our employees and company culture, to continue to see cBEYONData grow and thrive. We believe that our team is more than “just an employee”;  and we take a holistic approach to our benefits program that includes financial planning, career development, and healthcare benefits for employees and their families.

Learn more about the benefits of working at cBEYONData here, and if you are interested in joining our team, check out our current career opportunities!

Needless to say that 2020 was a rough ride for all of us. Everyone was truly affected by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. We at cBEYONData, aim to remain strong and productive in the face of adversity. Located in Lorton, Virginia, we are a professional services firm that offers top-notch business analytics, data, and visual technologies and implementations.

Recently named and notified that our company was chosen for the Clutch Leaders Awards. Known as the leading B2B review and market resource platform, Clutch annually celebrates the best of the best from the design, development, marketing, and business services sector.

“We are thrilled to be chosen in the Clutch 100 Companies for Sustained Growth.  This confirms our dedication to customer service, determination to find creative solutions, and our history of project success,” said Dyson Richards, CEO.

Take a look at what our clients’ say about our work:

“cBEYONData is making substantial progress on building a platform previously unavailable to us. We’re very happy with the quality of their work thus far and anticipate the tool will be very beneficial in our financial reporting processes in the near future.”

   — Program Manager, Federal Agency

“cBEYONData never upsells a service because they care about the customer’s best interest. They’re upfront about a given approach’s benefits and negatives.”

   — Assistant Director Financial Systems, DOJ Department

Ready to work with a highly dedicated team? Let’s find the best solution for your business or organization. Don’t hesitate to contact us. Please let us know how we can assist you and let’s work together.