November 8, 2016: Based on the growing demand from clients across Upstate New York, EFPR Group, LLP has launched a new Information Technology (IT) Consulting division. “IT Consulting services enable our clients to reach their business goals by leveraging IT best practices,” explained Kevin Hill, EFPR Group CEO. “Our new division will help clients maximize operational efficiency while enhancing their ability to make informed business decisions.”
The EFPR IT Consulting division will offer a full range of services including providing Strategic IT Consulting and CTO-For-Hire services and assisting clients with the selection and implementation of Accounting, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. It will also provide Governance, Risk and Compliance consulting and auditing services for Cyber/Information Security, Business Continuity Management Programs, and Disaster Recovery Programs.
Ms. Annette Joyce, MBA, will lead this new enterprise. Annette brings over 20 years of business and information technology experience as both a consultant and as part of internal management and executive teams. She has successfully enabled organizations of all sizes, from start-ups and fast-growth companies to large multi-national’s in a number of industries to reach or exceed their goals by leveraging technology effectively and efficiently. Annette has successfully developed and executed IT Strategic Plans and managed all phases of custom software development and support initiatives, as well as the evaluation, selection, customization, implementation and support of packaged applications (including Accounting, ERP, and CRM systems), tools, and infrastructure. She also has experience in business process development and re-engineering and has managed the necessary procedures, security, and controls for organizations.
Other initial lead team members include Ms. Michael C. Redmond, PhD, MBA, PMP, CEM, MBCP, FBCI, ISO as the Lead Strategic Consultant and Mr. Gary Baron, MBA, PMP as the Lead Technical Consultant.
Ms. Redmond has over 20 years of consulting and auditing management and executive experience, as well as 4 years of active duty with the U.S. Army and 17 years in the National Guard and Reserves. Her consulting and auditing experience includes Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Cyber/Information Security, High Availability, ISO, HIPAA, and Organizational Resilience for clients in many different industries. Michael is a Certified Project Manager, Business Recovery Planner, Emergency Manager, and holds two International Master Level Certifications in Business Continuity. Michael also holds certifications in Information Security Management, Lead Cyber Security Manager, Security Incident Response, Business Continuity Systems, Lead Project Manager, and Environmental Management.
Mr. Baron has over 30 years of business and information technology experience as both a consultant and as part of internal management and executive teams. He has consulted on and implemented systems in several industries. Gary has been the Project Manager for multiple ERP implementations. He has been responsible for business process re-engineering projects, software development lifecycle projects, and has performed CIO-for-Hire services. Gary is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has his Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
EFPR Group, LLP is one of Western New York’s largest accounting, business consulting and reputation management firms serving over 10,500 clients across the United States. The firm is headquartered in Rochester, New York with offices in Buffalo, Corning, The Finger Lakes, New York City and Jupiter, Florida.