Transform (consulting firm)

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Industry Management consulting
Founded 2001 / 2004 (as FocusIT Group and DifEQ Consulting)
Headquarters Peachtree City, Georgia
Area served
Key people
Christopher G Burger
(Founder and Former Managing Partner)
John C. King
(Founder and Senior Partner - Aviation)
Darren R. Heil
(Founder and Former Partner & CFO)

Transform - which also includes Transform Aviation LLC[1] and DifEQ Consulting LLP[2] - is a management consulting, technology services and process improvement firm. The entities comprising the Transform brand are registered in the state of Georgia. Transform currently focuses on two key industries: Aviation and Government. It is said to be a leader for technology services in the aviation industry.[3] Transform's current and former clients[4] include 40+ airlines and aviation organizations, several large US-based health systems, the Department of Defense (through an approved GSA MOBIS Schedule, Contract Award Number GS-10F-0075V),[5] and many of the Fortune 500.



Transform originated as a partnership between FocusIT Group,[6] a Georgia-based technology consulting firm founded in 2001, and DifEQ Consulting,[2] a Georgia-based process improvement and operations reengineering consulting firm founded in 2004.[7] John C. King, a former CIO of Delta Air Lines previously ranked in the Top 100 U.S. Public Company IS Executives[8] in the U.S. by InformationWeek, was CEO of FocusIT Group and a member of DifEQ Consulting's Board of Advisors. Christopher G. Burger and Darren R. Heil - the founding Partners of DifEQ Consulting - along with Mr. King, formed Transform in early 2007 with a primary focus on technology integration and process improvement.

Growth and Diversification[edit]

In February 2008, Dale J. Boylston joined Transform as Managing Partner of Healthcare resulting in the formation of Transform Healthcare LLC. A noted and published healthcare strategist, former Greystone.Net Executive and Ernst & Young Partner, Mr. Boylston focused the practice on "re-defining the Healthcare Experience"[9] for hospitals and health systems across the country. In December 2008, Transform was awarded two contracts by Lancaster General Hospital to help formulate its healthcare experience strategy[10] and develop a new internet for the health system's cardiovascular service line.[11]

In mid-2008, Transform's government practice - DifEQ Consulting - applied for a Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) Schedule by the U.S. General Services Administration. On February 1, 2009, the U.S. General Services Administration awarded Transform an approved GSA MOBIS Schedule, Contract Award Number GS-10F-0075V. This contract award included Consulting Services (SIN 874-1), Facilitation Services (SIN 874-2), Acquisition Management Support Services (SIN 874-6), and Program and Project Management Services (SIN 874-7).[12]

In August 2010, Transform announced the departure of Founder, Partner & CFO Darren Heil. Mr. Heil currently serves the company as a Senior Advisor.

In November 2010, Dale Boylston - Managing Partner of Transform's Healthcare practice - joined Connect Healthcare as Executive Vice President.

In October 2011, Chris Burger - Founder and Managing Partner of Transform - joined Accenture as an Executive in its Communications, Media & Technology business within Aerospace & Defense.

Notable Board of Advisors Members[edit]

Hollis L. Harris[13] - former CEO of World Airways (2001–2004), CEO and President of Air Canada (1992–1996), CEO and President of Continental Airlines (1990–1992) and President of Delta Air Lines

Joseph R. Tenney - former President and CEO of Transettlements Network Services (TNS), Board of Directors for Aether Systems, and Board of Directors for the American Trucking Association

Russell H. Heil - former Executive Vice President of Operations for Delta Air Lines, and Senior Vice President of Technical Operations for Delta Air Lines

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Georgia LLC Registration Georgia Secretary of State website
  2. ^ a b Georgia LLLP Registration Georgia Secretary of State website
  3. ^ US Airways targets credit-card fraud Yahoo!Finance and January 12, 2009
  4. ^ Company Description Transform website
  5. ^ Government Services Administration Vendor Contact/Contract Information GSA Advantage!
  6. ^ Georgia LLC Registration Georgia Secretary of State website
  7. ^ Company History Transform website
  8. ^ The 1994 IW 500 InformationWeek website
  9. ^ Transform Healthcare Company Info (Spring2008) Back to the Future: Marketing Health Services, 28, Issue 1, p38-40
  10. ^ Transform Awarded Contract to Develop New Intranet Strategy for Lancaster General in Pennsylvania Press Releases, Transform website
  11. ^ Transform Awarded Contract to Develop New Internet Experience for Lancaster General Newswire Press Release
  12. ^ Schedule 874 - Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS)
  13. ^ Hollis L. Harris and Catherine I. Riley today joined Atlanta-based DifEQ Consulting's Board of Advisors

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