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
a week ago


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
2 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

Frank Cardile

General Cardile is a recently retired Lockheed Martin executive and a retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General. He has more than 40 years of leadership and management experience. After the acquisition of ACS Government Services by the Lockheed Martin Corporation (LM) in December 2003, General Cardile served as Vice President of Defense Operations Lockheed Martin Information Technology (LMIT), Vice President & General Manager LMIT Professional Services, where he had overall responsibility for service delivery and financial performance for an organization consisting of approximately 6,000 technical staff and annual sales of over $800M, and Vice President of Operations for LM Enterprise Solutions & Services, a company with over 7,000 employees and annual sales of over $1.8B.

Prior to assuming his responsibilities with Lockheed Martin, the General was President of ACS Defense, Inc. and Managing Director of ACS Defense Services.  As President, he was responsible for the day to day operation of a company employing more than 3,000 technical staff and he increased annual sales from $150M to over $470M. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ACS Defense, and as President of the Betac Corporation, a $60M engineering and IT services company. Gen Cardile also served as Vice President and General Manager of Analytical Systems Engineering Corporation (ASEC), Federal Division.

While in the U.S. Air Force, General Cardile served as Deputy Commander for Tactical Systems and Vice Commander for the Air Force Systems Command’s Electronic Systems Division where he was responsible for C4ISR programs valued at over $5 billion. Earlier in his career, he was an engineer for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). He also served as Executive Secretary to the DIA Scientific Advisory Committee and on the Air Force Staff as Deputy for Program Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff Research, Development & Acquisition. As a Wing Commander and an Installation Commander, he was responsible for all aircraft operations and maintenance activities and directed more than 12,000 military and civilian personnel.

General Cardile serves on the Board of Directors of the Andrews Federal Credit Union, and AFCEA International. He holds an MS in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University, an MBA in Financial Management from Auburn University and a BS from the United States Military Academy. He is a distinguished graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College, Executive Program. His military decorations include two Distinguished Service Medals and two Silver Stars.