About Us

We are an Atlanta-based Enterprise Architecture company

Clear IT Architecture, a division of Griffin Solutions Group, is a new enterprise architecture service offering whose purpose is to assist companies in linking their business strategy to their IT assets and priorities. We believe there should be a business imperative driving every effort to understand, rationalize, and streamline IT systems. Any IT initiative should endeavor to be effective first, then efficient. Effectiveness comes from working on those issues or systems which have the most direct impact on the success of the company. Efficiency follows when we apply tactics to improve those critical processes and systems.

Many architects provide conceptual diagrams to envision the future state of business processes and related systems. We also bring a “hands on” approach to turning conceptual diagrams into actionable inventories of applications and integrations that need to be improved, modified, or replaced to achieve your company’s strategic goals. We have proven methods to quickly identify where your IT initiatives should be focused to change your IT landscape to be more responsive to your business needs.

Since many of these strategic IT activities require short/medium/long term engagements to create and implement new integrations and data conversions during transition to the new systems, Clear IT Architecture can engage other Griffin Solutions resources for those integration and conversion services.

 

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Nathan Claridy

Nathan Claridy

General Manager and Principal Consultant

Nathan is an executive consultant to companies with broad IT challenges in enterprise architecture, system simplification, mergers/acquisitions/divestitures, cost transformation, and cloud adoption. He has been working as an Enterprise Architecture consultant with Griffin Solutions Group for two years; prior to that, he was the Enterprise Architect for Motorola Mobility for almost 4 years. Nathan has over 20 years of experience in Supply Chain Operations and Information Technology at Motorola and Harris corporations. His operational responsibilities ranged from Purchasing to Manufacturing to Warehousing and Retail Distribution, and his IT experience spans Manufacturing and Warehouse Management Systems, Corporate ERP/APS deployments, and Enterprise Architecture. He holds a BS Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida and an MS in ISE from North Carolina State University.

Nathan enjoys the challenges associated with taking the client’s strategic direction and translating it into practical, actionable IT plans, from business capability planning and IT roadmaps down to the transition planning needed to get from the current state to desired state.

His experiences include:

  • Practical implementation of enterprise architecture tools to assess capabilities, applications, integrations, and infrastructure to drive system simplification and standardization
  • IT planning for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures of business units
  • IT Total Cost of Ownership solution – design and deployment
  • IT Cost Transformation by combining Enterprise Architecture and TCO skills
  • Oracle ERP deployments, upgrades, and transition planning
  • Factory, Warehouse, and Transportation Management Systems
  • Enterprise Architecture assessment and recommendations for a $1B record management company
    • Architecting a global solution to their disjointed billing solutions
    • Working with business analysts to shape requirements for a unified WMS/TMS operational system to be deployed globally
Lucy

Lucy Zaborsky

Microsoft Technical Solution Architect

Lucy is a Microsoft Technical Solution Architect, working with Griffin Solutions Group since 2013. Prior to that, Lucy has worked for five years as Technical Feature Lead on many development projects at HP utilizing Agile methodologies and test driven development. She has also worked for include Fiserv, Radiant Systems, Extreme Logic and LandAmerica Credit Services. She has over 15 years of experience implementing complex enterprise systems using Microsoft technologies and software development best practices. Her extensive knowledge and technical expertise manifest into architecting and developing high performance, scalable, sustainable and maintainable business solutions.

Lucy has a Master's degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Kiev, Ukraine. She is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, certified in Microsoft .NET technologies. Her other credentials include Sitecore CMS and DMS Developer certifications.

Lucy enjoys working with talented, self-driven professionals, who are up for a challenge to work with the latest of what technology has to offer.

Her technical expertise include:

  • Enterprise systems integration
  • Application security
  • Complex systems infrastructure management
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD)
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Agile methodologies

Microsoft technologies:

  • .NET Framework
  • C#
  • MVC
  • Entity Framework
  • SQL Server
  • LINQ
  • SSIS and ETL development, SSRS, SSAS
  • WPF
  • WCF
  • Web API

Other technologies and skills:

  • Cross browser development
  • J Query
  • JavaScript
  • AJAX, JSON
  • Bootstrap
  • Mobile development
  • HTML, CSS
  • REST, SOAP
  • XML, XSLT
  • ASP.NET
Jeff

Jeff Lussier

Business Information Architect

Jeff is a Business Information Architect working with Griffin Solutions Group since 2013. During the time with Griffin, he has helped design and implement a large scale enterprise application that touches almost every aspect of the business. Using his operational experience, Jeff can bridge the gap between operations and IT that is critical for any IT project to succeed. Prior to Griffin Solutions, Jeff worked at two different multinational Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of roles including Finance, Audit, Supply Chain, Operations, and IT.

Jeff is a graduate from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has a Finance MBA from Georgia State University. Jeff enjoys solving business problems with a Six Sigma approach and implementing simple, effective and well-designed solutions.

His experiences include:

  • Design and Implementation of enterprise reporting tools - Executive level consolidation of over 30 different operational reopts
  • Built Global Billing systems that incorporated six different operational systems and output to enterprise financial system
  • SQL server deployments, upgrades and transitions
  • Capital management of 3 year construction rollout of 14 strategic deployment facilities
  • Led audit to identify IT SOX risks of a companywide software implementation. Utilized Six Sigma methodology to assess current state and design future state of application

Expertise

  • Finance - MBA in Finance, Financial analysis, DCF, IRR, ROI, NPV, financial transactions, Sarbanes Oxley Audit, M&A transactions, cost analysis
  • Technology - 10+ years’ experience in complex financial modeling/transformation using Access, SQL, MS Visual Studio - SSIS, SSRS, SSMS, Excel, SAP, Power OLAP, Teradata, Khalix, and company specific costing tools
  • Forecasting and Reporting - Cash flow forecasting, statistical and data analysis, Six Sigma green belt certified, Analytical support

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