MetaPhase Consulting Named on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 5000

Metaphase Consulting Ranks No. 767 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 620 Percent

Washington, D.C. –  Inc. magazine today revealed that MetaPhase Consulting is No. 767 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, and Patagonia are some of the previous companies who have been named to this esteemed list. 

“We are humbled and honored to be recognized on such a prestigious list of companies,” said Fred Costa, CEO of MetaPhase Consulting. “We have worked hard over the last seven  years to build MetaPhase into a name our clients and partners can trust for dynamic solutions, high quality professional services, and to be a “we focused” team player. I’m proud of our team and the recognition they are all getting as well with this honor.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands now.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

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MetaPhase Consulting (MetaPhase) is an 8(a)-certified small, disadvantaged minority-owned consulting firm located in the Washington D.C. Metro area. We provide the capabilities of the ‘Big 5’ consultancies from which we were born – blending the best and brightest of large consulting firms with an empowered culture of client-focused service. We rely on decades of expertise providing professional services such as strategic communications, change management, software development, and data analysis for Federal clients. MetaPhase has achieved CMMI Maturity Level 3 ratings for Development (DEV) and maintains ISO 9001:2015 certifications. Find out more by emailing Info@metaphaseconsulting.com.

Tim Hanes Joins MetaPhase Consulting to Support Rapidly Growing DHS Portfolio

Homeland Security market leader has joined MetaPhase as a Director

Reston, VA – MetaPhase Consulting is pleased to announce that homeland security market leader Tim Hanes has joined the company as a Director. Hanes brings over 15 years of leadership and delivery experience in the homeland security sector, including leading the five-year 20/20 Project on the State of the Homeland Security Enterprise in collaboration with the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council (HSDBC). Tim will drive delivery and growth in the firm’s expanding Homeland Security and Defense practice.

“We are so fortunate to have Tim join the team at this pivotal point in our corporate story,” said Fred Costa, CEO and co-founder of MetaPhase. “Tim brings exactly what we believe our clients value the most Trust & Experience, Understanding and Leadership. Trust & Experience – he brings diverse experiences and successes to client delivery that creates a trusted partner mentality, mutual respect, and accountability. Understanding – he implicitly “gets it” and therefore, can move to solution approaches quickly to meet the Agency’s mission and goals. Leadership – he values teaching and building people. These are all traits we deeply value as a company, especially in support of the ever-evolving DHS mission.” 

Before joining MetaPhase, Hanes spent more than a decade in Grant Thornton’s Public Sector practice, leading delivery and growth within CISA, FEMA and DHS HQ. A connector by nature, Hanes built his career by developing and implementing programs that drive sustainable change, improve agency performance and enhance engagement with government and private sector stakeholders. Through his career, Hanes has gained significant experience across several homeland security missions, including immigration, border security, emergency management, and cybersecurity. As the lead for the 20/20 project with HSDBC, Tim examined the current and future state of the homeland security enterprise, providing actionable recommendations for government and industry to achieve mission now and in the future.

“I am excited to join MetaPhase during this phase of their growth. MetaPhase checks every box for me – incredible people with a clear purpose driven by a positive, inclusive culture. I’m excited for our future and finding new ways to play a role in strengthening our homeland security,” said Hanes.

 Hanes earned his graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his undergraduate degree from Penn State University. 

MetaPhase Consulting and Proven Optics form Strategic Partnership to bring ServiceNow-based Technology Business Management (TBM) solution to Government

Washington, D.C. – Proven Optics’ ServiceNow-based Technology Business Management (TBM) solution, released in 2019 to compete with Apptio’s TBM software, has seen rapid adoption across Government.  Agencies including Department of Homeland Security and Department of Education have already seen immense value in analyzing IT spending within ServiceNow – leveraging the platform to utilize existing data sources, eliminate the need for an additional System ATO, and drive cost-savings.  Agencies have found that the Proven Optics TBM solution is purpose-built for Federal Commitment-based accounting, is fast to implement, and can show a positive return on investment after just one reporting period.  

To keep pace with the demand for implementation and support for their solution, Proven Optics has formed a strategic partnership with MetaPhase Consulting, an SBA 8(a) certified small business with deep Federal expertise in Capital Planning and TBM.   “After working closely with MetaPhase to integrate our product, we recognized an opportunity to provide Agencies’ a full solution – from acquisition to ongoing TBM reporting – in collaboration with a proven partner we trust.”, said William Miller, President of Proven Optics.  “Together with MetaPhase we can offer a comprehensive solution – including software, implementation support, and ongoing management via an 8(a) sole source allowing for procurement in a matter of weeks, and deployment in 90 days.”

MetaPhase was an early adopter of TBM, supporting customers such as FDIC and USAID and making early investments in the Certified TBM Executive (CTBME) certification program for its Capital Planning team.  Those staff have become thought leaders and TBM evangelists at their respective Agencies – helping navigate the transition to TBM in accordance with OMB mandates.   “Federal CIOs are focused on avoiding redundancy, reducing complexity, and consolidating IT portfolios on a smaller number of platforms” said Brett McLaren, Chief Strategy Officer at MetaPhase.  “We are excited to further those goals by serving as a strategic implementation partner for Proven Optic’s ServiceNow-based solution.  It offers Federal Agencies a new option to support TBM, and eliminates complexities of trying to fit Federal Accounting practices into tools built for Generally Accepted Accounting Principle (GAAP) based accounting.  More than that it leverages data that already lives on the platform, making downstream operations and maintenance a breeze.”  

In May 2020, MetaPhase and Proven Optics were jointly awarded a 5-year contract to implement and support the TBM product at the Department of Education.  DoEd CIO Jason Gray is one of the President’s Management Agenda Cross-Agency Priority Goal leads for TBM, and has served as a TBM thought leader for all of Government.  

For information or demonstration of the product please contact Ben Perkins at ben.perkins@provenoptics.com or Brett McLaren at Bmclaren@metaphaseconsulting.com.

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MetaPhase Consulting (MetaPhase) is an SBA 8(a)-certified small, disadvantaged minority-owned consulting firm located in the Washington D.C. Metro area. We provide the capabilities of the ‘Big 5’ consultancies from which we were born – blending the best and brightest of large consulting firms with an empowered culture of client-focused service. We rely on decades of expertise providing professional services such as strategic communications, change management, software development, and data analysis for Federal clients. MetaPhase has achieved CMMI Maturity Level 3 ratings for Development (DEV) and maintains ISO 9001:2015 certifications. Find out more by emailing Info@metaphaseconsulting.com.

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Proven Optics is a premier Technology Business Management (TBM) consulting and software solution firm with unparalleled success in both the public and private sectors. Our mission is to provide exceptional value to Clients by focusing on creating world-class TBM practices enabled by thoughtful, practical software to drive better decisioning and outcomes.  Our experts not only know the TBM automation tools, but also have strong background in TBM as a discipline. Our guiding principles are rooted in solution delivery and our practitioner approach. For more information email ben.perkins@provenoptics.com or visit us at www.provenoptics.com.

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