In 1988, after leaving an international consulting firm, Barry Goman starts a business advisory practice operating as Goman + Associates (G + A). Two years later, G + A assumes control of boutique consulting practice specializing in Wind2, a software solution for architectural and consulting engineering organizations.
The Early Years
With an ever-expanding practice area devoted to ERP software evaluation and implementation, AMR Information Systems (G + A’s successor company) forms an alliance with Semaphore, Inc., the developer of the first window-based system specifically designed for A/E firms.
The success of Semaphore in Canada and the USA attracts the attention of Deltek Inc., one of the largest publishers of software for professional services organizations. Semaphore is acquired and AMR begins a partnership with Deltek. AMR adds Deltek Vision, a premier project-based ERP, to its core competencies.
Another Growth Spurt
AMR’s business and team of expert consultants continue to expand. AMR purchases the Deltek practices of two other advisory firms operating in Western Canada. This marks the beginning of operations for AMR Group Limited and the strengthening of AMR’s business alliance with Central Consulting Group, a leading provider of services and products that optimize the Deltek Vision environment.
Building For the Future
The growth of AMR’s Deltek Vision client base, and overall business advisory capabilities, continues with AMR’s partnership with BAASS Business Solutions, a full-service technology firm with over 4,500 clients across North America and the Caribbean.
AMR’s commitment to providing comprehensive business improvement, training, and education services is signified with its alliance with AEC Business Solutions. AEC’s founder, June Jewell, is the creator of the highly successful Find the Lost Dollars Business Management Training Program.
Barry Goman CMC, CPA, CMA
Barry’s focus and passion for entrepreneurship have helped AMR’s business adapt and expand for over 25 years. He is an expert team builder, project leader, and facilitator. Barry’s current priorities include further development of AMR’s business education practice area and, with assistance from AMR’s emerging leaders, planning for long-term growth.
Toufic Elkadri BSc, PEng
Melissa Christie CPA, CGA
A professional accountant and technically savvy, Melissa has 10+ years’ experience working in a variety of services-based industries. With AMR, she plays a key role in systems analysis, training, and executing solutions that address a broad range of client issues. Melissa’s product expertise includes Deltek Vision, Sema4, QuickBooks, and Excel.
Craig LaFranchise BBA, SMPS
Craig is a versatile AMR leader and a customer service specialist. He is chiefly responsible for developing excellent relationships with all stakeholders, or potential stakeholders, in AMR’s business – including clients, prospects, partners, and various industry associations. As with the entire AMR team, client satisfaction comes first for Craig – all the time.