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MorganFranklin Corporation Appoints Geoffrey Harkness as Managing Director


Accomplished management and information technology consulting executive joins MorganFranklin, delivering vision and leadership for the enterprise.

McLean, Virginia – April 13, 2011
MorganFranklin Corporation, a business and technology consulting firm that delivers financial management, performance improvement, and national security solutions to government and industry clients, announced the recent appointment of Geoff Harkness as Managing Director. In his new role, Harkness will be responsible for leading complex transformation efforts including full life cycle implementations of enterprise resource planning (ERP), business intelligence (BI), and shared service centers. He will help clients improve their organizational effectiveness and efficiency by aligning business processes and IT infrastructure to realize cost savings, accelerate performance, and sustain strategic flexibility.

Harkness is an experienced management and IT consulting executive who delivers high return-on-investment (ROI) projects and transformational solutions incorporating a wide range of applications and technologies. He is adept at managing the change and human capital alignment involved with the introduction and adoption of new business processes and technology, and he specializes in the strategic planning, implementation, and independent verification and validation of solutions that improve business operations. Harkness has also led complex deployments of leading ERP software solutions, including financial, human capital, and supply chain management offerings from Oracle and SAP.

“Geoff brings a unique mix of business transformation and systems integration experience that spans multiple industries and technologies. With his track record of building high-performance teams and excelling in dynamic, demanding environments, he will help MorganFranklin’s clients manage profitable and cost-effective collaboration between IT solutions and critical business functions,” said Ron Morgan, co-founder and president of financial management and performance improvement at MorganFranklin.

Prior to joining MorganFranklin, Harkness served as partner at Duty First Consulting LLC, where he provided program and project management, systems integration, human capital management, and information security services to the federal government and commercial organizations. He also served as vice president of public services at Breakthrough Management Group International, Inc., providing global performance improvement, training, and consulting services focused on Lean Six Sigma and other methodologies to improve client business performance.

For more than 10 years, Harkness served in a variety of roles at BearingPoint, Inc. (formerly KPMG LLP and KPMG Consulting, Inc.), including managing director in the health care providers, academic medical centers, higher education institutions, nonprofits, and federal government practice areas. Previously, he served as a management consultant at Ernst & Young, LLP.

Harkness earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management from West Virginia University and an MBA in finance and information systems from the University of Pittsburgh. An active member of his community, Harkness serves as a board member for New Hope Housing and as a member of the dean’s council of Strayer University’s Rockville campus.

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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.
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MorganFranklin Consulting is the brand name referring to the global organization of MorganFranklin, Inc. and its subsidiary MorganFranklin Consulting, LLC.