Our Team

  • A. Trey Traviesa

    CEO & Chairman of the Board

    Trey brings a storied history centered around serving his community – as a member of the Florida legislature, an officer in the US Navy Reserves, Co-founder of a K-8 Charter School, and serial entrepreneurial business leader.

  • Fred Seamon, PhD

    Executive Vice President

    Fred brings more than 35 years of experience analyzing the structure, operations, and policies of public sector and nonprofit agencies. He specializes in conducting research related to access, equity, and disparities in education, business, and human services.

  • J. Bradley Burgess

    Executive Vice President/GM

    Brad leads MGT's Financial Solutions practice, and has advised government leaders on topics like public policy strategy, cost allocation methodologies, user fee analysis, state claims and grant applications, and negotiations with state and federal authorities.

  • Eric Parish

    Executive Vice President, Education Excellence Group

    Eric brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, he has put his operational and organizational transformation skills to work at Gary Community School District in Indiana, functioning as Emergency Manager.

  • Louise Lopez, CPA, MaCC

    Executive Vice President, Finance and Accounting

    As Executive Vice President of Finance and Accounting at MGT, she uses her client centric, results-focused approach to help the company transform business and operational performance across a global platform.

  • Patrick Dyer

    Vice President, Financial Performance Group

    Patrick (PJ) brings more than twenty years of professional experience in government operations. He has worked with city, county, state, special district, and joint powers authority government agencies on cost accounting and state mandated cost claim projects.

  • Melanie Hicks, PhD

    Vice President, Higher Education

    Melanie believes in the power of higher education to change the course of human history on a broad and an individual scale. She’s devoted her career to leading policy and organizational change for not just her education clients, but small businesses and nonprofits as well.

  • Robert W. Holloway

    Vice President, Education Excellence Group

    Robert brings two decades of management consulting experience across many practices, leading projects for serving clients in more than 30 states. His expertise is in evidence-based strategic planning, informed by stakeholder engagement and economic, educational, and demographic data.

  • Brandon W. Ledford, MMP, PMP

    Vice President, Human Capital Group

    For more than a decade, Brandon has assisted global clients with human capital, management consulting, strategy, public policy, revenue performance management, business transformation, data analytics, and project management.

  • Tony Martinez

    Vice President, Cyber Security and Technology, CTO

    Tony is passionate about helping agencies execute and implement strategic, comprehensive, and value-driven cyber security and IT solutions. With a focus on hardening the overall security posture and privacy of public entity information systems, he is an advocate for Infosec and IT professionals in helping build these core competencies.

  • Bret Schlyer

    Vice President, Financial Performance Group

    Bret brings more than twenty-six years of experience assisting state and local government clients on a variety of financial performance projects like state-wide and local government central service cost allocation plans, internal service funds rate development, user fee studies, and indirect cost rate proposals.

  • Reginald Smith

    Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Group

    Reggie is nationally recognized for managing and directing availability and disparity studies and is the leader of MGT’s disparity team. He has directed over three dozen studies since joining MGT and has managed some of the largest disparity studies in the country, including for the City of New York.

  • Melanie Gordon

    Vice President, Performance and Transformation, Business Transformation

    Melanie provides oversite to large, complex, multi-capability client engagements. As a trusted advisor to MGT Practice Leaders and Executives, best-practice strategy and implementation has led to continued success, allowing us to equip public agency clients with efficient and innovative solutions.

  • Bruce Cowans

    Director, Financial Performance

    Bruce is a financial and management consultant with more than 35 years of experience in the public sector environment. He has directed user fee studies for more than 1,000 government agencies and advised on operations and policy.

  • Jerry Wolf

    Director, Financial Performance

    Jerry is an experienced financial and revenue manager working with state and local agencies with more than three decades of experience. Jerry's project work has resulted in the identification and recovery of several billion dollars for his clients.

  • Mark Carpenter

    Director, Financial Performance

    Over the past three decades, Mark has developed a background richly familiar in local government consulting, with a primary focus on revenue enhancement studies like cost of services and user fee rate studies, and auditing of government operations.

  • Jeff Wakefield

    Senior Manager, Financial Performance Group

    Jeff has nearly three decades of experience includes senior positions with three major consulting firms, all in roles focused on governmental cost accounting.

  • Jennifer Niccolai

    Human Resources Director

    Jennifer brings more than 13 years of Human Resources experience, and provides human capital leadership for both complex and routine functions like employee relations, legal compliance, talent acquisition, performance management, compensation, and payroll/benefits administration.

  • Kevin Jenkins

    Director, Data Science and Business Intelligence Group

    Kevin has vast experience collaborating with executive level decision makers; his expertise is in using complex data to form meaningful conversations about transformation and performance.

  • Jennifer Vickrey, SPHR

    Director, Human Capital Group

    Jennifer brings more than two decades of experience in strategic human capital management and organizational change management. She’s the former Director of Human Resources at the US Chamber of Commerce and has helped lead projects for large public agencies at the city, county, and state levels.