About.

Since our inception, Glenforest Consulting has been totally
focused on building an exceptional Georgia public consulting practice.

Glenforest Consulting is a local consulting firm founded in 2019 by Brian Beck.  Having worked with State of Georgia organizations since 2007, Brian has planned and implemented large technology solutions, as well as supported the creation of new State agencies.  Over the past fifteen years he developed relationships with State organizations, service providers, and management consultants, that now enable Glenforest Consulting to offer exceptional services built upon requisite skill, experience, and practice insight demanded by State of Georgia clients.  

We bring a practical approach that emphasizes collaboration and market proven ideas to enable our clients to accomplish results.  We exist to share in our client's success and feel connected to their mission.  

Our consultants are experienced and highly skilled.  We draw upon a deep network of relationships that enable the best skilled and experienced individuals to assign to each engagement.  On average our consultants have 25+ years' experience, with skills and certifications relevant to the service offering. ​

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Brian Beck

Founder

Brian has 30 years of management consulting expertise designing and implementing technology and people-based systems in the commercial and public sector industry.  With an extensive information technology system background, Brian has led Public Sector practices deliver high value transformational solutions to improve efficiency, maximize resource utilization, and increase program delivery.  He has expertise in program and project management, and led multiple engagements for Georgia programs, as well as led IV&V engagements for some of the largest most complex State of Georgia projects.  Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Administration Management Information Systems from Bowling Green State University, and Master of Business Administration and Master of Science Finance from Georgia State University.

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Jim Poulakos

Consulting Partner

Jim brings more than 30 years of consulting experience that spans the entire system development lifecycle, from business case development to operational support. Jim personifies commitment to delivering the highest quality services to his clients. Throughout his career, he has built a reputation for a strong work ethic, results-oriented consensus building and exceptional ability to forge and maintain client relationships. Jim has dedicated his efforts to public service clients throughout the United States and has developed deep specialized skills in Strategic Planning facilitation and implementation, Independent Verification and Validation, Program/Project Management, and Process Reengineering.  Jim graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Auburn University and is a native of Atlanta.