News & Events

Check out all of the latest and greatest news & events here at cBEYONData

The cBEYONData team was honored to attend AGA’s PIO-CFO summit on May 12, 2022, in Washington, D.C!

The PIO-CFO Summit aims to strengthen collaboration and understanding throughout the federal government communities. The PIO-CFO summit went over strategic planning/ management, infrastructure, leadership, and federal financial management this year. This event ended with leadership perspectives on the President’s Management Agenda, setting ambitious goals for strengthening the federal workforce.

There were some great speakers at the event such as Ann Ebberts, CEO, AGA; Mary Goldsmith, National Federal Sector Director, RSM and Amber Heimberg, Director, Guidehouse.

Our team had a great time attending and speaking with fellow attendees! We can’t wait for the next AGA event, and for next year’s PIO-CFO summit! To stay up to speed with the 2023 PIO-CFO summit please visit the AGA – PIO/CFO website!

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.

Through thought leadership, certification, and national and chapter educational events, AGA remains at the forefront of emerging issues and innovation — driving excellence and transparency in government accountability.

We are honored to be selected as a finalist for the SECAF Government Contractor of the Year Award! ​​The Annual Government Contractor Awards celebrate SECAF members and other government contracting organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to industry excellence. 

Our team will be attending the Awards Gala for final selection. The annual Awards Gala convenes SECAF members, industry influencers, government agencies, professional service providers, and other key industry stakeholders for a night of recognition and success. 

Thank you to SECAF for this recognition. We are excited to continue innovating in our industry and strive for excellence in all of our projects. For further information on the SECAF awards please visit the SECAF 2022 Awards website.


For more than 20 years, the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) has empowered government contractors like you to scale and succeed—beginning with your new, emerging or small business and supporting your continued growth journey as you transition into medium and large contracting entities. When you’re ready, established professional service providers will work with you to implement relevant growth strategies that help your contracting business achieve next-level results.  

 SECAF is comprised of the senior leaders from active government contractors, all of whom demonstrate a genuine willingness to help each other succeed, motivated by the shared belief that the industry is robust enough for every member company to prosper.

We are excited to be participating in the SAP BusinessObjects Federal User Group May 25th in Reston, VA! This user group is built to expand and refine the knowledge base of the SAP BusinessObjects community in the DC Metro area, and is a collaborative effort featuring information and presentations from Wiiisdom, 360Suite, SAP, Carahsoft, NS2 and cBEYONData!

This event will feature topics such as “Top 10 tips & tricks to better design a Webi”, “SAP BusinessObjects with HANA DB & row level security options”, “All about hosting SAP BusinessObjects on SAP NS2” and more!

From Wiiisdom:

Join us as the experts share insight into customer success, regulatory needs, cloud strategies, and more! Attendees will be treated to complimentary breakfast and lunch, including an afternoon barbecue cookout, complete with vegetarian options and refreshments. Free parking is also available on-site.

Head to their website to learn more!

cBEYONData has been recognized and ranked by the Washington Business Journal as being the one of the top #100 small companies for corporate diversity in the Washington DC metro area, and ranked #36 overall.

The Small Company Corporate Diversity Index list is ranked by percentage of total employees that are people of color, for companies with less than 100 total employees.

It is an honor to have made the Washington Business Journal’s small companies in the Greater D.C metro area list and to be featured along with other great DC-based companies! We are excited to add to our growing awards list, as we are always striving to be a company of innovation, growth and inclusion.

Thank you, Washington Business Journal!


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 for more information.

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 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 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 for more information.

For more information contact:  Theresa Backus Dunn, Director of Marketing

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!.


(Washington, D.C., January 10, 2022) 

cBEYONData announces the promotion of Michael Huffman to the role of Chief Growth Officer (CGO).

Mr. Huffman has supported the company’s growth as Vice President of Business Development since 2017, transitioning the company from a small business into a rapidly growing mid-sized leader in the federal market.

In his new role, Mr. Huffman is responsible for leading the growth of the company with hands-on engagement in all aspects of growth to achieve corporate growth objectives. He works closely with delivery leadership, helping delivery teams identify and apply the best solutions to address customer requirements. Michael 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 also oversees the firm’s marketing efforts to enhance the visible presence of the company to reach future customers.

During his 30+ year career, Michael has spent over 20 years building, growing, and managing organizations, programs, and projects. He has extensive experience addressing customer needs with solutions, providing consulting service excellence, and managing a wide range of federal government contracts. He has led organizations and projects ranging from small projects with one resource to large federal programs with values exceeding $100M.

“Michael has proven his ability to build the business through his strong performance, client service, and sales leadership. As our growth leader, Michael will continue to solidify our company’s commitment to building a business designed to help our federal clients solve their toughest challenges”, said CEO Dyson Richards.

Mr. Huffman holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University and an MBA from the College of William and Mary. He is also a certified PMP as well as holding multiple agile certifications.

About cBEYONData

cBEYONData is a mid-sized business specializing in providing data focused solutions to the Federal Government. As a purpose-built professional services firm, cBEYONData supports 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.

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!