Who we are
Metaformers was founded in 2000 after the principals recognized a need in the marketplace for a new kind of consulting firm focused on client success through combined leadership, foundational governance, unparalleled knowledge of industry best practices, and innovation. Each team member has the ability to impact company and client success through an ethic incorporating the highest professional standards, a passionate commitment to excellence and a sense of teamwork that puts the team before the individual. Our goal at Metaformers is to provide world class service to clients while at the same time offering team members a progressive, diverse, energetic culture focused on knowledge leadership and experience.
From the first day, Metaformers’ focus has been extensive subject matter knowledge and industry leadership, providing our customers with unequaled service and devotion to their success. The combination of our superb culture, high professional standards, and emphasis on leadership has attracted team members who bring life to this vision. Since 2000, our core focus has been enterprise strategy services and full Oracle/PeopleSoft life cycle management services. Our portfolio also includes cloud services, including Oracle Cloud, Hyperion, and Cloud-based Infrastructure solutions. We remain a trusted Oracle Platinum Partner.
Our long-term partnership with Oracle has positioned us to bring our customers the most extensive and deepest level knowledge about your Oracle solution needs. Our greatest asset is our team of dedicated solution architects. We pride ourselves on our ability to support our customers and each other as a unified team, creating a work environment that is in harmony with our core values and the goals of our customers.
Pursue the success of our team, the quality of our service, and customer satisfaction with passion and intensity.
Our team members are accountable to one another and to the customer, and we work together to ensure excellence in our solutions.
Cultivate a spirit of creativity and thought leadership.
Promote the team’s professional image in the business environment at all times through our actions and attitudes.
Be honest and truthful in our relationships with colleagues, customers, and partners.
Embrace each others’ individuality; as a team we are greater than the sum of the individuals, each bringing something that contributes to the success of our team and our customers.
Contribute to our culture’s balanced blend of professionalism and fun.
Edward Bouryng, President
Ed has twenty years of government and higher education systems and management consulting experience and continues to serve customers in a strategy role. Ed is considered a knowledge leader with PeopleSoft Financials Suite for government systems and is often engaged to provide strategic guidance in reestablishing government business processes that are in line with best practices, as well as in establishing a path to right-track enterprise solution investments.
Prior to founding Metaformers, Ed was a senior manager with KPMG and chief architect for a financials product line serving the federal government. Ed holds a BS degree in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager.
Andrew Beck, Vice President, Global Operations
Andrew is our leader for Operations, which includes: Product Development, Sales and Marketing and IT Strategy for the organization. As an accomplished leader with over 20 years of Global ERP and management consulting experience, Andrew continues to serve customers in strategic advisory roles. He is considered a knowledgable leader with PeopleSoft HCM and ESA suites for public sector and global organizations, and works directly with customers to provide strategic guidance, organizational change management solutions, and alignment to deliver best practices. He has a track record of right-tracking failing projects and enterprise solution investments for customers that are not optimizing their return on investment.
In his spare time Andrew serves on the board and as an advisor of two nonprofits in his hometown of Lexington, KY. and is the proud adoptive parent of two rescue dogs.
Paul Stewart, Chief Financial Officer
Paul has more than 25 years experience as an enterprise system architect, assisting customers with software application strategy and the implementation of ERP solutions. Paul’s market focus is primarily on public sector, including federal, state, and local government, as well as K-12 and higher education clients. His experience includes IT strategy, application architecture, and large program management; design, development, and implementation of custom ERP solutions; the integration and implementation of COTS ERP solutions, post-production maintenance and support of ERP systems, and business process reengineering. As a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager, Paul possesses a detailed understanding of government financial and business management and has actively developed and or implemented software to meet the needs of various government entities including financial, payroll, customer resource planning, and supply chain solutions.
Some of his areas of expertise include: Budget Formulation, Budget Execution and Funds Control, Payment Management, Receipts Management, Cost Accrual, Cost Allocation, Full Costing, Cash Management, Time and Expense Capture, Labor Distribution, Travel Management, Procurement and Contracting, Grants Management, Asset Management, Supply Chain Management, Customer Resource Planning, Executive Information Systems, Financial Reporting and Activity Based Costing. Prior to joining Metaformers, Paul was a Managing Director/Partner with BearingPoint/KPMG, where he spent 20 years developing BearingPoint/KPMG’s public services ERP practice, supporting custom Oracle and SAP solutions. Paul holds an MBA from the University of Texas.
Sheryl Pearson, Vice President, Solutions
Sheryl brings more than 20 years of business management, global customer relations, and implementation experience to Metaformers. Sheryl has over 16 years of PeopleSoft implementation experience, including her time as Director of Services at PeopleSoft. During her time at PeopleSoft she built a highly skilled team that provided consultancy services supporting customers’ business objectives and strategic planning goals. She developed and fostered customer relationships within government, higher education, commercial, and utility sectors around the world.
Prior to Metaformers, Sheryl held senior level management positions with CIBER, Unisys, Exodus and Global Technologies. In each of these positions, Sheryl developed consultancies based on PeopleSoft strategic planning and implementation services, covering a range of PeopleSoft applications including HCM, Financials, CRM, and Campus Solutions. Sheryl holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from DePaul University.
“Metaformers’ executives put real skin in the game. They stood by us throughout our data cleanup and upgrade, and made our long-term success their top priority.”