About UsGRIFFIN Solutions Group was founded because we have a passion for solving business issues.
We apply years of experience in a multitude of industries to assist our clients in making the right technology decisions to solve their specific problems. Our staff has business operations experience as well as IT expertise in the following industries:
- High Technology
- Consumer Electronics
- Field Services
- Supply Chain
We focus on data because that forms the building blocks of all IT systems.
Let’s face it, we usually gain some of our most valuable experience by making mistakes. At GRIFFIN, we have assembled a team that has been involved in many projects that succeeded, and some that have failed for a variety of reasons: technology issues, too long to deliver the solution, organizational issues, changes in company strategy. The lessons we learned from those failed projects are valuable to our clients. Isn’t that the primary reason you would want to use a consulting company?
We don’t have one senior staff member teamed with ten inexperienced juniors to deliver a mediocre project—instead, we have very experienced senior architects and engineers who work with 2 to 4 mid level data analysts and developers to deliver what will work for you, not necessarily the latest IT fad.
Matt Turner, Founder / Principal
Matt Turner is the Founder and Principal of GRIFFIN Solutions Group. He brings more than 15 years of IT industry experience from senior leadership roles to sales/marketing and recruiting. Matt is responsible for the overall direction and strategy for GRIFFIN.
Every business has 3 key components: People, Process and Tools. Matt believes that People are the most important part of a successful business. He has been involved with and started other successful businesses outside of the IT world. His real world business experience is a key component of GRIFFIN’s success. Matt has a BA in Public Relations from Western Kentucky University. He is a Board Member for Atlanta Outreach Project and is involved in many other non-profits in the Atlanta area. Matt lives in Woodstock with his wife and 4 children.
Nathan Claridy, Principal Consultant / Strategy & Enterprise Architecture
Nathan Claridy is an executive consultant to companies with broad IT challenges in enterprise architecture, system simplification, mergers/acquisitions/divestitures, cost transformation, and cloud adoption. He has over 20 years of experience in Supply Chain Operations and Information Technology at Motorola and Harris corporations. His operational responsibilities ranged from Purchasing to Manufacturing to Warehousing and Retail Distribution, and his IT experience spans Manufacturing and Warehouse Management Systems, Corporate ERP/APS deployments, and Enterprise Architecture. He holds BS and MS Degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida and North Carolina State University.
Nathan enjoys the challenges associated with taking the client’s strategic direction and translating it into actionable IT plans, from business capability planning and IT roadmaps down to the transition planning needed to get from the current to desired state. His experiences include:
- Practical implementation of enterprise IT architecture tools to assess capabilities, applications, integrations, and infrastructure to drive system simplification and standardization
- IT planning for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures of business units
- IT Total Cost of Ownership design and deployment
- IT Cost Transformation by combining Enterprise Architecture and TCO skills
- Oracle ERP deployments, upgrades, and transition planning
- Factory and Warehouse Control Systems
Dan Hoover, Principal Consultant / Solutions Delivery Director
Dan Hoover is GRIFFIN’s Solutions Delivery Director whose primary responsibility is software development and delivery. Dan is a hands-on IT leader with over 18 years of experience architecting and developing data technology solutions, including:
- case/operational management systems
- enterprise service-bus engines
- Hadoop Big Data analytical algorithms
- dashboard / operational reporting solutions
Dan’s data technology experience spans a variety of data intensive industries including:
- Mortgage Servicing
- Legal Services
- Title Insurance
- Online Retail portals
Dan obtained a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Virginia Military Institute and a Masters in Business Administration from Virginia Tech.