MGT Consulting Group (MGT), a national leader in public sector management consulting and technology services, announced today that Carla Luke, an accomplished C-level finance and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) leader, has joined MGT as Chief Financial Officer. She will lead the execution of the company’s financial operations and inorganic growth strategy. Luke brings more than 25 years of experience in public and private equity-backed companies pursuing growth and market leadership.
“As an employee-owned enterprise dedicated to serving public sector leaders with transformational solutions, MGT’s daily quest is to power the work of the public professional to advance the lives of the citizens we serve. By expanding our team and capabilities, we continue to elevate the solutions we offer our clients, enabling us to enhance the social impact our state, local and education (SLED) management consulting and technology services provide. Acquiring talent-rich organizations that align with our culture, client-focus, and market strategy is a key priority and Carla is an expert in creating the financial and transactional conditions that foster and sustain strategic growth,” says MGT CEO and Chairman, Trey Traviesa.
Leveraging a stellar 45-year track record serving thousands of public sector agencies and communities, MGT has experienced tremendous growth and transformation since a strategic restructuring in 2016. This year, the company grew its Cyber Security Solutions practice by 450%, acquired Chicago-based municipal solutions leader Fiscal Choice Consulting, and extended its leadership position in education transformation and turnaround. MGT also expanded national technology partnerships and grew its workforce by 30%. As MGT’s clients seek uniquely qualified partners to address their most strategic challenges and opportunities, Luke’s deep expertise and SaaS experience will support the development and execution of MGT’s market leadership strategy.
“I am excited to join a dynamic team committed to delivering meaningful and purposeful work to the public sector,” said Luke. “I am eager to share my expertise and passion to support the growth of our impact on communities.”
Before joining MGT, Luke worked at Vector Solutions as Chief Financial Officer. Vector is a $100 million private equity-owned provider of online education, safety, compliance, and performance-optimization solutions for the commercial, education and public sectors. There, she drove double digit growth in revenue and EBITDA (both organic and inorganic) while implementing critical infrastructure for scalable growth.
Prior to Vector Solutions, Luke served as the CFO at Greenway Health, a $400 million, private equity-owned provider of technology enabled software and services to the physician ambulatory market. There, she drove significant improvement in EBITDA margins, successfully refinanced a syndicated debt facility, and implemented new cloud-based systems to drive efficiency and improve performance.
Prior to her nearly 14 years with Greenway Health, Luke worked in financial leadership roles at Comdial Corporation, Vicorp, and Danka Business Systems after starting her career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She graduated from Arizona State University Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is also a Certified Public Accountant.
About MGT Consulting
MGT is a national public sector management consulting and technology services firm that delivers diverse consulting services to a wide range of state, local and education clients across the U.S. and abroad. Leveraging a 45-yer track record and reputation, our industry subject matter experts partner with thousands of public agencies to provide trusted solutions that improve government performance and help communities thrive.