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Oakland CEO Cedric Nash Serves as Panelist at ITSMF 4th Quarter Symposium

Oakland CEO Cedric Nash Serves as Panelist at ITSMF 4th Quarter Symposium

11/11/2017 12:00:00 AM EST
4 weeks ago

11/10/2017

Tampa, FL – Oakland is proud to announce that President and CEO Cedric Nash spoke at the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) 4th Quarter Symposium today. ITSMF is a national organization dedicated exclusively to fostering executive-level technology talent among African Americans.

Nash was a featured panelist during a session titled “Failing Forward as an Entrepreneur”.  During the session, Nash shared lessons learned from his more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur to encourage mid- to senior-level technology executives in their pursuit of new enterprise.  

In February 2016, ITSMF recognized Nash with a President’s Award for his outstanding contributions in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field, his commitment to advancing others, and his accomplishments as a successful entrepreneur in the IT industry.

“I am honored to have had the opportunity to share my experiences and knowledge with aspiring entrepreneurs and accomplished leaders from across our nation,” said Nash.

Nash will host a networking event for the Symposium participants at his Tampa residence Saturday evening.

Oakland Awarded Software Sale to Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts

Oakland Awarded Software Sale to Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts

9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 months ago

Lanham, MD, 9/15/2017

Oakland’s Software Value Added Reselling Division has won an order for SAP Software Annual Enterprise Support from the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts in a competitive bid.  Oakland is a Value Added Reseller/Wholesaler of SAP Software to the Government directly and to Systems Integrators.  Mr. Jim Miller, Oakland Director of Software Value Added Reselling, noted “Oakland is happy to continue its support of another State of Maryland institution in the Administrative Office of the Courts."

About the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts

is the central support agency for the state judicial branch, and provides a broad range of support services to Maryland’s courts in operations, information technology, management, legal, government relations, financial, administration, and programs.

Oakland Named to Black Enterprise Magazine’s 2017 List of 100 Largest Black Owned Businesses (BE 100)

Oakland Named to Black Enterprise Magazine’s 2017 List of 100 Largest Black Owned Businesses (BE 100)

9/12/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 months ago

Lanham, MD, 9/12/17

Oakland Consulting Group (Oakland) was named to Black Enterprise magazine’s 2017 list of the top 100 U.S. black owned businesses. The BE 100 has been compiled since 1973, basing the ranking on prior year revenues. This is Oakland’s first year to be included on the list. Black Enterprise is a monthly U.S. magazine that describes itself as "the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans." It reports a readership of 3.7 million.

Mr. Cedric Nash, Oakland CEO, noted: “We are extremely pleased with this recognition from Black Enterprise magazine. It reflects the excellent growth Oakland has continued to realize, resulting from our focus on delivering real value to our clients.”

Oakland Consulting Group Named Workday Advisory Services Partner

Oakland Consulting Group Named Workday Advisory Services Partner

8/22/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 months ago

Lanham, MD – August 22, 2017 – Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. (Oakland) today announced that it has been named a Workday Advisory Services Partner. Workday (NYSE: WDAY) is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.

As a Workday Advisory Services Partner, Oakland will focus on advising customers in a number of areas surrounding the adoption of Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management (HCM). Workday Financial Management and Workday HCM support a complete range of financial and people-based processes that provide customers with real-time operational visibility along with the speed and agility to adapt to business growth and change.

Oakland brings a 13-year record of success as a minority-owned business, serving the federal, state, local governments, and education market with innovative enterprise solutions. The company delivers ERP services, consulting services, and business intelligence analytics services, which enable customers to meet their unique business goals.

“We are incredibly excited to be named a Workday Advisory Services Partner,” said Cedric Nash, CEO, Oakland Consulting Group. “We look forward to coupling our marketplace expertise with Workday’s groundbreaking technologies and proven track record to enable more organizations to transform how they manage their finances and people.”

 

About Oakland Consulting Group
Oakland is a veteran owned, GSA schedule 70, small disadvantaged business enterprise that provides information technology services to federal, state and local government agencies, and educational institutions. Oakland services include three primary areas: (1) ERP Consulting, providing full life-cycle support for ERP implementations; (2) Management Consulting, supporting program management, process reengineering and other areas; and (3) Business Intelligence and Analytics Consulting, delivering solutions in big data and decision support capabilities.

Media Relations Contact: June Findlay, (301) 577-4111, press@ocg-inc.com

Culture and Values

Oakland’s culture and values can best be described as Entrepreneurial, Integrity, Service-Based, Relationship-Focused, Flexible, and Goal-Oriented. We exist to serve our clients and our community, and we do so with integrity and flexibility.  We leverage innovation to achieve measurable success for our clients. We value our client relationships and our staff contributions. 

Entrepreneurship

Oakland embodies a culture of entrepreneurship.  We believe that everyone, regardless of role, can contribute to innovation. We encourage collaboration at all staff levels, and staff are rewarded for their contributions to the business.

Integrity

Honesty in the treatment of staff and clients and in the practice of business should be fundamental.  However, in today’s business climate, many businesses spend more energy blurring the lines rather than doing what is absolutely right for all parties.  At Oakland, we endear old school values by exemplifying a high degree of integrity in all matters.  Despite the intense challenges we face on a daily basis, we believe operating with integrity provides the best ROI in the long run from all perspectives and for all parties.

Service

Commitment to service to our clients and our community is our main objective.  Quarterly, we participate in community service projects: we volunteer to work in the local food banks, make donations to community scholarship programs for our youth, provide book bags and school supplies to youth in our local community, and provide meals to families during the holiday season. Oakland believes that commitment to service is key in making the greatest impact on our clients and our community.

Relationship

We never forget for whom we work. Our clients are people who have something to get done and rely on Oakland to assist them.  Our mission is to achieve measureable success for our clients.   We believe that if we achieve measureable success for our clients, the best marketing tool on the planet - “Word of Mouth” - will work to our benefit.

Flexibility

Our clients have great responsibilities.  We understand that we exist so that our clients can accomplish goals. That’s why we approach each project and opportunity uniquely; we aim to be flexible and provide service in a manner that best suits our clients.

Goal Oriented

“What is measured, is treasured.  What is inspected is respected.”  At Oakland, setting and achieving goals is fundamental to everything that we do.  Everyone who works for Oakland follows this practice. That’s why and how we are able to help our clients achieve measureable success. That’s why and how we as a company progress together and share in that progress.