MorganFranklin Consulting Expands Southeast Regional Presence, Appoints Two Directors
D.C.-based business consulting firm and professional advisor announces newest Directors Ian Cooper and Gregory McCraw and a new regional office in Atlanta.
McLean, Virginia – September 3, 2015
With the appointment of two new directors, MorganFranklin Consulting, a D.C.-based, strategy and execution-focused business consulting firm and professional advisor, today announced plans for further strategic expansion in the southeast regional market. Ian Cooper, based in Atlanta, Ga., will serve as the Atlanta Market Lead and a Director with the firm's Strategy, Finance & Operations practice. Gregory McCraw, based in Raleigh, N.C., will serve as a Director with the firm's Risk & Compliance practice. MorganFranklin's new space at 999 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1925 in Atlanta will house the firm's southeast regional office.
"On behalf of the entire MorganFranklin Consulting team, we are excited to welcome such enterprising leaders as Ian and Greg to our firm,” said C.E. Andrews, CEO of MorganFranklin Consulting. “This expansion builds on the work MorganFranklin has been doing in the southeast for a few years now. It is a great time for company and employee growth at the firm. We look forward to seeing our presence in the market grow under Ian’s and Greg’s proven leadership."
MorganFranklin professionals are currently based on-site in Atlanta, Raleigh, and other cities throughout the region serving a number of the firm’s major clients. Their work includes supporting a global company with the transformation and restructuring of its business to realize new levels of value and customer insight. MorganFranklin is assisting this client with finance/accounting improvement and transformation, reporting and controls improvement, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) risk management, and information technology improvement.
“I am excited to be in a position to bring deep capabilities across finance, accounting, operations, risk/compliance, M&A/initial public offering (IPO), and technology to the market,” Cooper said. “I know that companies are looking for a custom approach to their business challenges. I was very attracted to MorganFranklin's more agile approach to transformation that promotes lower cost, leverages existing resources, and improves integration to effect real change.”
With more than 20 years of experience, Cooper has developed strong partnering and advisory relationships in the private and public sectors and has a proven track record of working with major national and global brands. In his new role with MorganFranklin, Cooper will help Atlanta-based companies drive value from improved integration of finance, accounting, operations, and technology. He has resided in Atlanta for the past decade and currently lives in Brookhaven with his wife and family. Prior to MorganFranklin Consulting, Cooper served in leadership roles at North Highland, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young.
Over the course of his career, McCraw has produced for his clients more than $50 million in revenue and more than $55 million in cost savings through compliance solution building and strong project leadership. He brings to MorganFranklin a broad grasp of regulatory compliance challenges and more than 10 years of experience in accounting best practices gained from exposure to highly regulated industries, such as financial services, banking, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals. Throughout his consulting career, McCraw has worked with clients such as BB&T, GlaxoSmithKline, FDIC, HealthSouth, and Fannie Mae.
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About MorganFranklin Consulting
MorganFranklin is a strategy and execution-focused business consulting firm and professional advisor. The company provides strategic thinking and hands-on support to help public companies, fast-growing private companies, and government clients manage growth and maximize performance. The firm delivers strategy, accounting and transaction services, risk and compliance, and information management and technology solutions. MorganFranklin is headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area and has supported clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
MorganFranklin Consulting is the brand name referring to the global organization of MorganFranklin, Inc. and its subsidiary MorganFranklin Consulting, LLC.