OMC and I5O Consulting Services is a full-service firm that provides management consulting services centered around holistic solutions regarding sound financial stability and effective grants management.  In addition, we provide turnkey services for a wide variety of critical issues in the grant ecosystem.  We can provide a comprehensive assessment of your grant operations and review your documentation to ensure compliance with program goals and objectives. We will offer recommendations based on our findings and share a confidential report with you. Our services will allow management to rest easy at grant review time due to actionable strategies that will enable you to identify and overcome any program deficiencies. We are skilled in using data-based evidence to support processes and practices that improve the likelihood of program success.

As an organization that values evidence-based practices, we can also recommend and even help you to implement a robust measurement regime that will make year-end performance reporting a breeze. Our principals are recognized as experts in grant operations and management as well as higher education leaders in financial management. Securing our services will guarantee that you have access to seasoned leaders who are recognized by the academic community and the US Department of Education as valuable resources that can provide value-added services.  Please contact us for a free and confidential initial consultation via email omc.i5oservices@gmail.com.

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    CEO, I5O Consulting Services

    Dr. Teresa Hardee is a senior executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in business and industry, government, and higher education. She specializes in helping organizations achieve superior business results through operationalizing strategic and tactical business plans.

    Dr. Hardee has a proven record of accomplishment and has served in a variety of leadership roles in several organizations. She currently serves as the President and CEO of I5O Consulting Services specializing in data-driven processes that improve operating performance and productivity. She is a licensed certified public accountant and a six-sigma black belt. She has worked closely with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on data analytics and measurement. She formerly served as a chief operating officer and chief financial officer and has interests in many aspects of organizational improvement through leveraging technology and reimagining business processes. She has also effectively managed significant public/private partnerships involving large-scale construction and renovation projects, bringing them in on-time and under budget.

    Dr. Hardee received her undergraduate degree majoring in accounting from Fayetteville State University, a masters (MPA) from NC Central University and her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She has also completed a certification at Harvard University.  She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) certified. 

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    CEO,  Overture Management Consultants

    Dr. Wanda L. Ford has over 25 years of higher education administration experience. She served as vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer (CFO) at Florida A&M University (FAMU).  In this role, Dr. Ford was responsible for the oversight of the institution’s $375m budget as well as overseeing some of the University’s vital operations including Information Technology, Human Resources, Facilities Planning and Construction, Budget Office, Environmental Health and Safety, Controller’s Office, Business Auxiliaries, Procurement and Operational Effectiveness/Strategic Initiatives. She was a member of the Senior Leadership Team and served as treasurer of the FAMU Foundation Board of Directors which oversees the institution’s $125m endowment.


    Dr. Ford is a 2014-15 American Council of Education (ACE) Fellow and spent her fellowship year with Dr. Stanley Preczewski at Georgia Gwinnett College.  Dr. Ford earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Albany State University, a master’s degree in Organizational Management and a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership degree from the University of Phoenix.


  • Strategic Planning

  • Business Process Reengineering

  • Data Analytics

  • Risk Assessment

  • Cost Constraints

  • Grants Management

  • Grants Evaluation

  • Financial Sustainability

  • Compliance

  • Change Management


P.O. Box 97083 Raleigh, NC 27624-7083