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2016TopWorkplacesFor the third year in a row, Impact Makers is a finalist in the Top Workplaces program conducted by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Workplace Dynamics. They look at many factors including how engaged employees are, how employers encourage community involvement, and how businesses promote diversity. The winners will be announced in May. Read the Richmond Times-Dispatch article on the 2016 list.

In 2014, Impact Makers ranked 8th on the list for small companies, with 150 or fewer employees, and received a special award for Meaningfulness. Impact Makers was also a finalist in 2015, making the lists again. See our Top Workplace listing.

brendon_cropped2Impact Makers is pleased to welcome Brendon Cornwell as Digital Practice Lead. Brendon is an experienced consultant and expert in delivering solutions through digital strategy, user experience, interaction design and technical implementation across a broad scope of industries, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to universities to government organizations.

In September 2015, Brendon was featured in the “Notable Gifts” section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch for pro-bono work he did with The Doorways, formerly the Hospital Hospitality House.

“We are happy to have Brendon join the team. His community focus, as well as his expertise and professional background, fit well with Impact Makers’ business,” said Michael I. Pirron, Impact Makers’ Founder and CEO.  more


Mary E. Miller joined Impact Makers as a Consultant. She is a Project Manager, Healthcare IT and information security consultant with more than five years of experience.

She was formerly with Strategic Solutions of Virginia. Mary has a B.S. from James Madison University. She is a member of the Richmond Medical Group Managers Association, Virginia Medical Group Managers Association, Health Information and Management Systems Society and the National Association of Professional Women. more


edciszekEdward Ciszek joined Impact Makers as a Principal Consultant. Ed has a strong background in IT and Business Process Re-engineering, and an affinity to lead organizational change.  He excels in environments that require operational excellence and continuous improvement while balancing risk taking with clear performance goals.

Ed was previously with Dell, Perot Systems and Delex Systems. He has a M.S. and B.S. from the University of Virginia. Ed is ITIL Foundation Certified V3+, as well as having certifications in Project Management , Lean Six Sigma and group facilitation. more


ShannonYeakerShannon Yeaker, PMP, CISA, joined Impact Makers as a Senior Consultant in the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Practice.  She is a dynamic IT professional with extensive experience in Information Security, control design, risk management, project and process management at a Fortune 200 company in the financial services industry.

Shannon was previously with Capital One, for more than 20 years. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and holds additional certifications in Business Process Management, Agile, Lean and Scrum.  Shannon is a member of the Virginia Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).



nick nicholasNick Nicholas, PMP, joined Impact Makers as a Lead Consultant. Nick has 25 years of Information Technology/Systems experience, 15 years of IT project management experience, 12 years of IT management experience, eight years with Fortune 500 companies, ten years of government consulting including Armed Services/DoD and State of Maryland and ten years of technical experience as developer and systems analyst.

Nick was previously with Estes Express Lines, TEKSystems and JP Morgan Chase. He is a certified Project Management Professional and holds a certification in ITIL V3. more


amyrosenthalAmy B. Rosenthal joined Impact Makers as a Senior Consultant. Amy is an accomplished technology delivery manager with more than 15 years of experience in technical project delivery. She is passionate about project delivery, managing people and client satisfaction.

Amy’s industry experience includes Energy, Financial Services, Food Service, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Telecommunications, Tobacco, and Travel. more


dalesouth1F. Dale South, CISA, CIA, MBA joined Impact Makers as a Senior Consultant with the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) practice. Dale is an information security specialist with experience providing information technology audit and risk management services and solutions to Fortune 1000 corporations and state/federal government agencies. His specialties include SOX Testing, Risk Management, HIPAA compliance and IT governance.

Dale was previously a Lead IT Controls Analyst with 11th Hour Search/KPMG and an IT Internal Audit Manager with Virginia State University. Dale has an MBA and was a former practicing CPA. He is a Board member of the Central Virginia chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors and a member of the Virginia Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). more


Jeff MeckJeff is a Principal Consultant and leads Impact Makers’ Management and IT Consulting Practice.  Jeff has over twenty years of consulting experience and proven success in executive leadership, business development, client relations, Internet strategy/design/development, process engineering and management. He has significant experience designing and implementing enterprise solutions and leading large enterprise engagements, including Enterprise Portal and Content Management, ERP and custom developed solutions.  Jeff has implemented solutions within the following industries; Power Generation, Manufacturing, Media, Retail, Financial Services, Non-profit and Commercial IT Services.

Prior to joining Impact Makers, Jeff served as Practice Lead for ICF International’s IT Strategy and Transformation Practice.  In this role, Jeff worked with team members to provide enterprise level business and technical project leadership and IT strategy services to clients of ICF International (previously Ironworks consulting).   more


Scott Mayo 1Scott D. Mayo joined Impact Makers as a Principal Consultant and Commercial Lead. Scott is a management professional with more than 20 years of experience in leadership, technology, marketing and sales. He has a proven track record of growing businesses, including their services, locations and revenue. His industry experience includes information technology, healthcare and financial. He has expertise in business transformation, strategic planning, reorganizations and performance management.  Scott’s previous leadership roles were as President of Strategic Solutions of VA, a Virginia-based IT managed services provider, SVP with Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group, a Financial Services management consulting firm, and SVP with Keane, Inc., a $1B global outsourcing firm.

Scott has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, attended University of Miami School of Business, is bilingual and has lived in many countries throughout the Caribbean and South America. more