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(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.
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.
MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bluestone Investment Partners II, LP (“Bluestone”), a McLean, Virginia-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce the completion of an investment in cBEYONData (the “Company”). cBEYONData is a professional services and solutions company specializing in supporting mission-driven agencies and organizations with the enhancement and automation of business processes, cloud migrations and enablement, business intelligence, data management and warehouses, data analytics, and agile project and process management. cBEYONData primarily provides these solutions to government Chief Financial Officer-level executives at multiple law enforcement, civilian, and defense agencies. The Company’s CFO Control Tower® suite 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 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. cBEYONData represents Bluestone’s fifth platform investment in its current fund and its seventh transaction since March 2020.
David Schmidtknecht, Co-Founder of cBEYONData said, “Our team has worked together for many years and this investment by Bluestone represents an important milestone in our corporate history. With this investment, we have the additional resources necessary to expand our product offerings and deliver on the evolving needs and expectations of the federal government CFO community.”
“We are excited about our partnership with cBEYONData” said Eric Wolking, Operating Partner of Bluestone. “The Company’s rapid deployment of financial management reporting and compliance solutions for federal agencies enables higher success with achieving the customer’s mission. This strong reputation as a purpose-built professional services provider is evidenced by remarkable growth in recent years.”
Monument Capital Partners provided investment banking services to cBEYONData.
Continue reading the full press release on Yahoo Finance.
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:
“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.”
“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.
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.
“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.
We are excited to be featured on the “Carahcast”, Carahsoft’s federal podcast series with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This podcast series comes out weekly and focuses on various solutions, relating to federal customers, that your organization might be interested in.
The podcast features own David Schmidtknecht, Keith Johnson and Theresa Backus Dunn, discussing utilizing CFO Control Tower and AWS to modernize your organization’s financial processes.
“I believe the biggest reason for customers moving to the cloud is flexibility. Customers have the ability to provision or decommission resources more easily without large up-front expenditures, this means you can stand up and test a number of different architectures and then tear it down until you find the one that fits your needs.” – Keith Johnson, Co-Founder, cBEYONData
Also, be sure to listen to the other podcasts in the AWS Federal Podcast Series!
We are excited to announce that cBEYONData is going to be virtually attending and sponsoring this year’s Association of Government Accountants Professional Development Training (PDT)! While PDT21 is going to be virtual, AGA is still putting on a great event, with great sessions and speakers including:
Be sure to head to the PDT21 website to learn more, see the agenda and register to attend.
From the AGA website:
AGA’s Professional Development Training (PDT) brings together a broad audience of more than 2,000 federal, state and local government financial professionals, including federal, state and local government CFOs, inspectors general, accountants, auditors as well as financial professionals from the private sector.
PDT offers educational sessions over three days of training. Participants can earn up to 21 hours of NASBA-approved continuing professional education (CPE) credits. Participants gain skills and knowledge toward more effective leadership, performance in a cost-constrained environment, solutions to shared challenges, and best practices. Join us to learn from top government financial management professionals and industry experts.
cBEYONData was named to the Clutch 100 in a press release from Clutch last week, recognizing the Top B2B Service Providers for Sustained & Fast Growth for 2021. This list is highlighting the 100 fastest-growing companies and the top 100 sustained-growth companies.
We have been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Sustained Growth Companies”. The top 100 sustained-growth companies rank is based on their absolute revenue growth from 2017 to 2020.
cBEYONData is honored to be a part of the Clutch 100 list, along with other great companies, and we are excited to continue growing and seeing success for our clients in 2021 and beyond!
Be sure to read the full press release on their website for more information:
Crystal City, VA — Great Place to Work® has honored cBEYONData as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services™. This is cBEYONData’s second time being named to this prestigious list, this year placing 19th out of the top 50 small and medium companies nationwide. Earning a spot means that cBEYONData is one of the best companies to work for in the country.
The Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services award is based on an analysis of survey responses from more than 463,000 current employees across the U.S. In that survey, 100% of cBEYONData’s employees said cBEYONData is a great place to work.
“We are so grateful for our dedicated employees who have made us a part of this list for the past two years,” said CEO, Dyson Richards. “Our people make working at cBEYONData a truly awesome experience every day. We celebrate and thank them for all they do to earn this incredible honor.”
The Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services list is highly competitive. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they are a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization.
Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.
“These companies are proof that strong company culture is not restricted to the physical workplace,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, VP global recognition, Great Place to Work®. “Despite the challenges of the pandemic and remote work, employees at these companies say they feel supported by their leaders, connected to their colleagues, and that managers bring out the best in everyone.”
In 2020, cBEYONData also ranked as a Best Workplace in FORTUNE’s Best Small Workplaces ranking #12.
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, BI, data management, data analytics, agile project and process management, dashboards, and geo-mapping.
For more information on cBEYONData, please contact: Theresa.Backus.Dunn@cBEYONData.com
Interestingly, the federal financial management (FM) community is leading the way in adopting RPA to improve the efficiency of back-office operations. It may be because FM processes are often very repetitive which makes RPA a great fit, but they are the driving force behind much of the RPA push in the federal government. Led by Michael Huffman of cBEYONData, the members of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) recognized this phenomenon and decided to study the adoption of RPA within the federal FM community.
The results of our study have been recently published in a paper that is available on the AGA website. We found that while the FM community are early adopters, there is a very exciting path forward and significant automation opportunities still to come. Will it result in massive transformation? Time will tell, but those we interviewed are excited and ready to find out. So are we!