Meet Our Executive Team
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Dawna brings more than twenty years of experience in the HRMS/Payroll industry to her role at D+ E Consulting. Prior to co-founding D+E Consulting, she worked for Ultimate Software for fourteen years in several key roles. As a Business Intelligence specialist, she gained a deep understanding of the functionality of the UltiPro product. This knowledge is key to her ability to assist clients on a wide variety of report development projects.
Dawna has a far-reaching understanding of reporting tools, combined with broad exposure to the needs of HRMS/Payroll teams across all industries. Dawna’s balance of functional and technical expertise puts her customers in a position to be more efficient and successful by leveraging the Business Intelligence products as part of their UltiPro system.
A creative problem-solver with strong analytical skills and a valued advisor to her clients, she has never forgotten the words of a client, “A product is only as good as the information you can get from it.” Dawna’s career has been spent doing precisely that for UltiPro clients.
Prior to joining Ultimate Software, Dawna worked as a Major Accounts Administrator with the Employer Services team at ADP.
Ed brings almost thirty years of HRMS/Payroll industry experience to his role at D+E Consulting. Prior to co-founding the company in 2008, Ed worked for Ultimate Software for more than ten years. As a Senior Systems Consultant, implementing major accounts across the country, he mastered all facets of the application. In his early years at Ultimate Software, Ed performed the full spectrum of the implementation—from UltiPro configuration and data conversion, to loading opening balances and creating interfaces and custom reports.
When Ultimate Software launched its Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) program, Ed expanded his understanding of client requirements, finding even more ways to help them solve their challenges. Ed utilizes this unique experience to provide valuable insight that improves business processes and facilitates successful implementations across all industries.
Before joining Ultimate Software, Ed worked as both a Payroll Director and Benefits Director for large organizations in the private sector for ten years. He understands the needs of the people he works with because he has been in their shoes.
Ed received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from Pace University in New York.
As Director, Consulting Services at D+E Consulting, Don brings a holistic perspective to supporting the firm’s clients. His extensive managerial and human resources skills have been honed by a professional career that spans almost twenty years. As both manager and consultant on a national and global scale, Don has successfully directed large cross-functional business teams and been responsible for a broad range of organizational initiatives, including implementing professional security staffing, security equipment requirements, executive protection planning, post specific instructions, safety protocols, investigation, special event planning and implementing the latest software technology.
Prior to his career in the private sector, Don served with honor and distinction for twenty years in the United States Navy, where he rose to the rank of Senior Chief. During that time, he was responsible for managed administrative functions and personnel guidance of 200+ division personnel. He led and coordinated operational readiness and maintenance of the high demanding aircraft launching equipment on-board aircraft carriers, and was awarded numerous personal medals for exemplary leadership.
Don holds a BA in Education from Southern Illinois University, and an MA in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University
Michael A. Barron
In his role as Principle Consultant, Michael partners with CEOs, CFOs, executives and client teams to implement and manage virtually every facet of their UltiPro investment. Michael understands what truly drives mergers and acquisitions, activations, data integrations and all manner of best practices at every level of the organization.
He has more than twenty-five years of Payroll and Human Resources industry experience, including eighteen years exclusively with the UltiPro platform. As a former Ultimate Software consultant, independent consultant and as a client, Michael has worked for multimillion dollar brands as well as startups, in a wide range of industries from hospitality to healthcare.
Over the years, Michael has implemented functionality and managed projects for industry leaders such as Crunch Fitness, Callaway Golf, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Raycom Media and a great many more.
Michael holds a BA in Business Administration from St. Mary’s University.
A Few Words From Our Clients
“Everyone who uses UltiPro should have an “Ed and Dawna” on hand to help them.”
“It’s nice to know I can reach Ed when I need him. He even answers the phone after hours and weekends. We don’t always need help immediately, but it’s nice to know he’s there when we do.”
“D+E Consulting is more than a partner. They are part of our team.”
“D+E helped us gain a deeper understanding of UltiPro.”
“D+E Consulting is 100% trustworthy. They won’t tell you yes if it can’t be done.”
“One of the most valuable training courses we have had in relation to UltiPro and Cognos. The knowledge of the trainers and their ability to assist us in writing the reports we needed using our data was tremendous.”
“We gained enough insight and answers to our questions within the first few hours to justify the whole trip.”
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