Welcome!

MERIDIAN IS A POWER GROUP

Meridian Power Group (MPG) works with our clients to develop and implement transformative technology across the industry. Our software solutions for cloud computing improve operations and profitability. We also provide help desk recruiting and management of IT infrastructure. Our team of over 100 skilled programmers, managers and architects are committed to help you with all your business needs.

  • Recruitment: Rapid internal team build-up for all your IT initiatives
  • Software Applications: Planning, design, development, testing and implementation
  • Operational Support: Data management and support for enterprise systems
  • Employees: Programmers and Consultants for all IT platforms

We provide Software Application Development for Cloud Computing, Migration, Customization, Maintenance, Re-engineering and Productivity Enhancement. Meridian Power Group, Inc. does it all. But the most important thing we give you is the confidence that comes from knowing your project is in the right hands.

 

We have successfully executed projects for Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States. We bring vertical expertise and end-to-end custom development services for new applications and enhancements for existing applications across multiple platforms.

WHO WE ARE

According to the founder, Michael Jacobs, "Management at MPG is a style - a

belief and a strategy. In managing our clients, Meridian Power Group will

communicate regularly with clients, setting up schedules that meet their needs. The

company will set goals for retention of clientele and strive to reach those goals

by building relationships, listening to the client's needs, and meeting those needs

with a smile."

 

 

MEET WITH US

Meridian Power Group has a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology. We work with our clients by understanding their unique business operations and concerns, by developing and implementing practical business strategies and technology solutions for their specific needs.

 

Our clients benefit from our tradition of transferring knowledge throughout each engagement. They also value our responsiveness, flexibility and authentic desire to help them meet and often exceed their expectations.

Michael E. Jacobs

Founder/President/Chief Executive Officer/CEO

  

The founder and President, Michael Jacobs, is an impressive, dynamic and energetic self-starter. An unquestioned IT expert, Mr. Jacobs has also been involved in a variety of other challenging business pursuits. He commenced his exceptional career by serving in this country’s armed forces in Europe.  Later, he obtained his computer knowledge from PSI Institute of Learning and Temple University, securing certification and a degree in computer programming. Finding a deep, inherent interest in skills for computers, Mr. Jacobs secured enviable consulting advisory rolls with a number of top agencies where he utilized his outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills, his leadership abilities, his technical communication and project management acumen. As his proficiency grew, so did his desire to obtain and maintain a thriving business which he could own, manage and grow. Thus, the birth of Michael J. Consulting, Inc., which was very successful in the computer staffing and software consulting field for five years back in the 1990’s. Michael Jacobs has provided superb IT contractual services to some of the most well-known companies in existence, i.e., Harley Davidson, Motorola, and American Software.

 

Mr. Jacobs has more than 30 years serving as a computer programmer, analyst, and consultant, with expertise on the AS400/ISeries and Mainframe platforms as a COBOL and RPG programmer. As an independent contractor for large and small companies, Michael Jacobs has extensive knowledge in the workings of the IT profession.  In a variety of settings, the founder of Meridian Power Group has strong management know-how. Michael Jacobs has the skill to not only listen well, drawing out a company's needs through open-ended questions, but he also has the unique ability to recognize people's strengths and weaknesses. With his shrewd wisdom and “determined to succeed attitude,” Mr. Jacobs is in an obvious position to take his IT company, Meridian Power Group, rapidly to the top.

 

Duties and Responsibilities – Founder/President/CEO - As the Founder, Mr. Jacobs will be responsible for attracting and securing large contracts, new business and obtain the necessary investments.  He will also maintain adequate communications with prospective investors and current clients and partners.  Mr. Jacobs is in constant and regular communications with his staff and other key personnel to stay abreast of the daily operations of the Meridian Power Group.   Mr. Jacobs is the lead person interacting with customers and with their IBM Premier Partner representative. Mr. Jacobs also oversees the management of  Human Resources and is involved in all IT issues, including hiring/firing of staff.

 

 

R.Dayne Evans

Executive Vice President

 

Dayne Evans is Executive Vice President of Meridian Power Group.  In this role, he leverages his proven business acumen from over 20 years of professional engagements in working closely with the President/CEO of Meridian Power Group in forging the company’s strategic direction.  In addition, Dayne works with the company’s partners to put in place mutually beneficial operational and financial structures that will also, importantly, ensure Meridian’s healthy and robust growth over the long term.  Dayne is was also an Associate Director with Auction.com where he oversaw the Atlanta office in relation to the company’s brokerage activities for Office, Retail, Industrial, and Multi-Family transactions in the Southeast.  On behalf of Auction.com, he has managed the marketing processes of projects of varying complexities and geographies totaling well over $500 million.  Prior to this tenure with Auction.com, Dayne served in a similar capacity with Rockwood Real Estate Advisors until Rockwood was acquired by Auction.com.  During his tenure at Rockwood, Dayne has been involved in transactions totaling over $500 million. Dayne is formerly a Director of Acquisitions and Development at Portman Holdings. While there he played a key role in sourcing acquisition opportunities in the United States. These encompassed hotels (both full and limited service), hotel-anchored Mixed Use, and Office. As a member of the development team, Dayne also performed financial structuring and conducted project feasibility analyses for Portman Holdings’ domestic and international development projects. Previously, Dayne was Senior Financial Associate in the Financial Consulting Group at Cushman & Wakefield of Georgia. While there, he performed multiple valuation analyses on more than $50 billion of a commercial real estate, consisting of Office, Retail, and Industrial/Flex space, as part of the large asset sale process. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, he was a Real Estate Analyst with ACG Professionals, Inc.

 

Dayne has a B.B.A. degree with a concentration in Marketing from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

 

 

Bruce Stanley

Chief Information Officer/CIO

 

Bruce Stanley is a technologist at heart. His role as CIO of Meridian Power Group brings all his experiences to bear. He started his career in the computer industry in Jr High school coding “hello me” on ticker tape to the computer across the street at Honeywell. From there he spent 21 years in the Marine Corps working on Mainframe computers and finishing up deploying a logistical client-server system worldwide. He has a love of travel and adventure and helping customers see the value in the solution, be it software or hardware. Bruce has honed his skills working for vendors from mainframe monitoring solutions to VMware to Director level positions with Computer Associates and most recently as a Client Executive Cloud and Managed Service Providers at IBM and many other roles in between. Bruce brings a wide variety of roles and responsibilities to Meridian Power Group to help build out our solutions.
Bruce holds a BS in Business Information Systems from the University of Phoenix and an AS in Computer Science from Park University.
 

Henry Whitlow

Chief Financial Officer/CFO 



Henry Whitlow is trained as a Baldrige examiner and is also trained in a number of quality-related topics, including ISO 9000, benchmarking, facilitation, quality planning, and statistical process control techniques.  Henry has served as an adjunct instructor for Southern Tech University, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Clark-Atlanta University Business School.  He is the 1994 winner of the
Groupware Service Provider Award for application of Groupware technology,
awarded by Computer World at the Groupware conference held annually in San
Jose, California.  A business process analyst with extensive financial
management and financial systems experience, Henry has served as a member of
the IBM Corporate Quality Staff where he was responsible for the establishment
and management of the worldwide benchmarking database, and he has conducted a
number of benchmarking projects in private and public settings.

 



Education: MBA From Harvard Business School, BS From North Carolina Central University. Oglethorpe Quality Award Examiner Groupware Systems Facilitator Shared Value Operating Systems—Lebow Systems E-commerce Course Development Professional and Community Activities Harvard University Black MBA Association American Society for Quality

 

Duties and Responsibilities/CFO – As the MPG Chief Financial Officer Henry Whitlow 

is accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of MPG. Will assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and the company’s long-term strategy. Develop tool and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations. Assist in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, investment advisors). Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with MPG strategic.



  

E. Noreen Banks-Ware

(Legal Counsel)

 

Attorney E. Noreen Banks-Ware is the principal of E. Noreen Banks-Ware, P.C.
She began the firm in 1991, and has effectively provided more than 20 years of service to the public and legal community in the metropolitan area of Atlanta and Lithonia, GA. The BV rated (Martindale-Hubbell rated) law firm offers service in family law, business law, probate and personal injury law.


 Certified in Collaborative Law, 2006 Appointed Special Assistant Administrative Law Judge, Office of State Administrative Hearings, 1996-2002 County Attorney, Lamar County, 1997-1999 Inducted into Charles Weltner Family Inn of Courts 2005 Honored as "Best Divorce Attorney in DeKalb County," Crossroads News, April 2011 1989 State Bar of Georgia, Sections: Family Law, Young Lawyers and Business Law U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit 1988: Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys 1990: Atlanta Bar Association recipient of scholarship for NTA Training 1995: Dekalb Bar Association 1995: Dekalb Lawyers Association.

 

 

Greenberg Traurig, LLC

(Legal Counsel)

As in any savvy enterprise, it is common knowledge that legal representation is a critical role to the success of that business. To this end, Meridian Power Group has retained the services of Greenberg Traurig, LLC Legal Counsel.

 

Greenberg Traurig (officially Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Greenberg Traurig, PA) is an international law firm headquartered in Miami, Florida.  As of 2012, it has 29 offices in the United States and international offices in Amsterdam, London, Mexico City, Shanghai and Tel Aviv. The firm was founded in Miami in 1967 by Lawrence Hoffman, Mel Greenberg, and Robert Traurig.

 

Greenberg Traurig has approximately 1,800 attorneys. Their largest office is in New York City. In the U.K., the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Additionally, Greenberg Traurig, LLP has strategic alliances with independent law firm Studio Santa Maria in Milan and Rome. Greenberg Traurig is the seventh largest U.S. based law firm by a number of lawyers.

 

The company is managed by Richard A. Rosenbaum, Chief Executive Officer; Chairman, Cesar L. Alveraz; President, Matthew Gorson; and by Chairman and Founder, Larry J. Hoffman.

WHAT WE DO

Our clients receive high-quality professional services, from Meridian Power Group list of skilled  professional.

 

Whether your project is large or small, we believe our team of experts can provide the resources and solutions you need to get the job done right. We believe our track record for consistency, timely service, and subject matter expertise make insurmountable tasks possible to overcome.

 

Our multifaceted company is here to assist by providing a wide range of services. Clients benefit from our tradition of transferring knowledge throughout each engagement.

 

They also value our responsiveness, flexibility and authentic desire to help them meet, and often exceed, their goals.