Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder
As the CEO and Co-Founder at MetaPhase Consulting, Fred is responsible for pursuing the firm’s goals of a company with Engaged Teams, Meaningful Work, and Happy Customers. Fred began his career working during the ‘.com’ boom before transitioning into leadership roles at large management consulting firms including IBM, Accenture, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Fred’s experience centered around leading full life cycle implementations of COTS software, and undertaking large scale business transformation initiatives. He is passionate about technology and deeply values people and relationships. Fred graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Decision Sciences & Management Information Systems and holds Project Management Professional and Agile SCRUM certifications.
When not at work, Fred enjoys his downtime with his family (wife, 3 kids and dog), catching up with old and new friends, traveling overseas, and working out.
Chief Strategy Officer/Co-Founder
Brett McLaren is the Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder of MetaPhase Consulting. He is responsible for overseeing operations, business development, and client delivery activities across the firm to ensure that the company executes against its strategic vision. Prior to MetaPhase, Brett spent the majority of his career at large Federal Consulting firms including Booz Allen Hamilton and CGI. He holds a B.A. in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University and an MBA from Georgetown University. He is a PMI-Certified Project Management Professional, and holds Agile SCRUM and Change Management Advanced Practitioner (CMAP) certifications.
Outside of work, Brett enjoys trying new ethnic food, fishing, the outdoors, and coaching soccer.
Chief Operations Officer
Mike is an experienced technology executive with extensive success in leading government contracting organizations, especially those with a focus on IT services. He is a results-focused strategic visionary and business change leader who leverages technical expertise and business acumen to institute initiatives which create positive change, efficiencies and increased profitability. Mike is especially noted for building and motivating highly competent teams to implement his vision and initiatives. Recent accomplishments include:Implemented cross-functional processes and strategies allowing company to scale from an 8a contractor to successfully competing on full and open programs. This included reducing the overhead multiplier by 13%; increasing profitability to over 10%; implementing ISO and CMMI quality programs as well as other initiatives supporting the company’s growth from 100 to 300 employees.Defined, developed and executed strategies to increase the viability of a company as a prime contractor supporting government clients on large scale acquisition programs. Additionally, increased professional services revenue by 25%, profitability by 80% and reduced overhead costs by 17% over two years by focusing on high return services and reorganizing to maximize efficiencies and reduce duplication of effort.
Vice President – Federal Accounts
Andy brings nearly 20 years of leadership experience in management and technology consulting to his role as Vice President – Federal Accounts, where he is focused on building and growing MetaPhase in key account areas, including the Department of Homeland Security. Andy has supported transformational projects for Federal, non-profit, and commercial clients in the areas of strategic planning, organizational efficiency, business transformation, system implementation, and information technology management. Prior to MetaPhase, Andy was a Senior Director at Eagle Hill Consulting, Vice President at ICF International, and Managing Consultant at IBM.
Andy received his MBA in Information Systems Management from George Mason University and his BS from the University of Maryland in Marketing and Transportation Management and Logistics. He is a PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified PROSCI Change Management Professional, and ACT/IAC Fellow.
Outside of work, Andy enjoys spending time with friends and family, coaching youth basketball and lacrosse, and binge-watching the next “big thing” on TV.
Eric Ignacio is a Director at MetaPhase Consulting. He provides oversight on MPC technology and systems engagements and is responsible for delivery and growth for customers such as the U.S. Agency for International Development. Eric has nearly 20 years of experience leading and supporting COTS implementations and SDLC efforts from custom websites to ERP eProcurement solutions. Prior to joining MetaPhase Consulting, he led IT projects at Booz Allen Hamilton and CACI/American Management Systems. Eric graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelors in Environmental Sciences and holds Project Management Professional and Agile certifications.
In his personal time, Eric enjoys spending time with his two kids (5 and 2), trying new DC restaurants with his wife, and the occasional round of golf.
Danielle Toole is a Director at MetaPhase Consulting. She is focused on advancing MPC’s international business strategy and market reach as well as developing company talent to meet our clients’ high expectations of support and professionalism. She has worked in a number of Federal agencies including Health and Human Services (HHS), Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State (DOS). Danielle also has experience with Peace Corps as a former volunteer, serving for two years as a marine statistician in Western Samoa. Danielle has nearly 20 years experience in project management, mission operations, data analytics including statistics, records management, research analysis, and software implementation and deployment. Danielle holds a Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina and a Masters in Business Administration from Champlain College.
When Danielle is not based in D.C., she lives around the world with her husband, a U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer, and their two sons (6 and 3).