Bridgepoint Consulting Announces Expansion of Its Technology Consulting Practice
Firm Strengthens its Technology Consulting Services to Help More Public Sector Organizations Accelerate Innovation Initiatives
April 29, 2019 (Austin, TX) – Bridgepoint Consulting, an Addison Group company and Texas-based leader in finance, technology and management consulting services, today announced the expansion of its Technology Consulting practice to help public sector organizations modernize and accelerate their innovation initiatives— from strategy to implementation and integration. This expansion includes the addition of three professionals: Dominica Council, Russ Finney and Lane Becker, who will help clients with a broad range of digital transformation initiatives, including IT strategy and planning, assessments, cyber security & compliance, technology optimization, systems integration, custom application development and cloud migration.
“Today’s government agencies are facing many challenges, including transformation, cyber security, modernization and budget constraints—we’re excited to be increasing our footprint in this critical area to help organizations improve services to their citizens,” said Vijay George, Director of Technology at Bridgepoint Consulting. “Dominica, Russ and Lane, each have extensive backgrounds serving the public sector industry, and bring valuable talent and experience to our growing technology team.
Bridgepoint has been well established in the Texas market for over twenty years and extended its services to better meet the needs of the public sector market in 2017. With its high-touch approach, industry leading solutions and unique depth of capabilities and resources proving to be significant value-add differentiators, the firm is already making a big impact.
“We are continuing to lead the way in helping public sector organizations leverage private sector best practices and delivery models such as Agile to innovate and modernize their organizations,” said George. “Rather than just solving a specific challenge, we take an enterprise view of the organization and leverage a holistic approach to our engagements to effectively address resource gaps, business processes and systems.”
Leveraging the added capabilities of its partner brands Addison Group and AIM Consulting, Bridgepoint now has a deep talent pool (5,000 high quality professionals and 800 developers) across the United States), to help companies of all sizes drive innovation across their organizations. The firm has quickly grown its key client base to include the City of Austin, Department of Public Safety, Comptroller of Public Accounts, City of Houston, among other well-known public sector and non-profit organizations.
Bridgepoint Consulting’s Technology Consulting practice serves a wide variety of public sector clients at the regional, state and local level. From IT strategy and ERP implementation—to systems integration, cyber security and custom application development, the firm offers solutions to help organizations leverage technology to drive transformation. We bring practices, proven methodologies and business acumen to every project to ensure long-term client success. Learn more about Bridgepoint’s technology offerings at bridgepointconsulting.com/technology.
Public Sector Leadership Profiles
Vijay George, Director of Technology Consulting
As Director of Technology Consulting for Bridgepoint Consulting, Vijay George supports public sector organizations with digital transformation initiatives, including IT strategy and planning, assessments, technology modernization and systems implementation & integration. Vijay is a strategic leader with over two decades of executive and technology leadership experience. Prior to joining Bridgepoint, he served as CIO for the State of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and as CIO for a public-sector utility, the Lower Colorado River Authority.
He has led transformational initiatives designed to increase growth and efficiency for organizations in many sectors including utilities, state and local government, IT services and manufacturing.
Dominica Council, Director of Public Sector Services
As Director of Public Sector Services, Dominica Council helps to lead Bridgepoint’s Business Development efforts for technology in the Great State of Texas. Dominica has more than 20 years of experience in sales/business development at Hewlett-Packard (HP) and CA Technologies, selling solutions and services to State and Local Government and Education (SLED). In those roles, she helped customers leverage technology to improve services to its citizens. Dominica has also been an active member in several IT and community advisory Boards throughout her career. This includes: two terms as Chair and Board Member of Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communication (TASSCC), Advisory Board member for eRepublic’s CIO Academy, Texas Technology Consortium member, Board member of Greenlights for Non-Profit Success (now Mission Capital) and Co-President of McCallum’s Royal Theatre Society, among others.
Russ Finney, Senior Advisor
Russ Finney is a well-known, award-winning IT strategist and interim executive who serves as a leader, advisor, educator and speaker. As an IT executive and consultant in both the private and public sectors, Russ has led large IT groups through complex and challenging situations throughout a career that has encompassed a wide range of industries. Prior to his work as a consultant and advisor, Finney served as CIO of Tokyo Electron and Senior Manager for Ernst & Young. His expertise includes: strategic business and IT planning, IT service optimization, system implementation, IT budget development and review, Agile methodology, ERP assessments and implementations. Russ also serves as a business and technology lecturer at The University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of Business, has been named a Top 5 CIO Influencer by Apollo Research and was recognized as one of the top 10 CIO advisors in the U.S. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and Computer Systems from Oklahoma State University.
Lane Becker, Senior Advisor
Lane Becker has extensive entrepreneurial and technology experience, in both the private and public sectors, and has been involved in the development of the Worldwide Web since its earliest days. He has served in a wide variety of tech roles, from website setup to venture capital investment in early-stage startups. Lane has vast experience in government on the federal level, including 18F (the innovation arm of the General Services Administration) and Code for America. His expertise includes: Product Leadership, Strategic Partnerships, Business Development, Organizational Strategy, Business Process Strategy, Technology Investment, Change Management, Product and Process Development and Design Strategy. A proven product developer/manager and market strategist, Lane is adept at creating partnerships to further business development with additional specialties in user experience research, strategy and design; investment fundraising; patience; and disasters — both creation and recovery. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, Lane is a New York Times bestselling author.
ABOUT BRIDGEPOINT CONSULTING
Bridgepoint Consulting, an Addison Group company, is a leading management consulting firm that helps organizations throughout their business lifecycle. Offering a broad range of finance, technology and risk/compliance services, Bridgepoint supports clients from the startup phase all the way to IPO readiness and beyond. Since 1999, the firm has been helping executives and management teams reduce their business and operational risks, bridge resource gaps and improve overall performance. Whether an organization needs interim expertise to improve infrastructure and processes, or strategic management of a major transition or transaction, Bridgepoint’s team of industry leaders is able to provide the critical support needed to ensure success. The firm is headquartered in Austin, with offices in Dallas and Houston and the capability to deliver solutions across the US. To learn more about Bridgepoint Consulting and how it can help serve your business, please visit bridgepointconsulting.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.