Firm Leadership

Jeff Davenport, Managing Director - Jeff Davenport has served in senior management roles in technology and supply chain consulting for some of the most well-known professional services firms in the country, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, (PWC), IBM, and Accenture, as well as an executive with the software vendor Blackbaud working with clients in public, privaten and non-profit sectors. Jeff has successfully delivered operational business and technology solutions to hundreds of clients and now brings his experience for driving process optimization, financial evaluation, cost optimization, operational efficiencies, and functional improvements to local government and educational clients. As Managing Director of DavenportLawrence, Jeff is responsible for developing business strategies and service delivery, and ensures that DavenportLawrence remains a highly-valued partner to its clients.

David M. Harvell, Director of Local Government Services - David joins DavenportLawrence following a very successful career in local government management in North Carolina, Kentucky and Florida. He is a graduate of Mid- Continent University with a Master of Science in Human Resources, and is an International City Manager Association (ICMA) Credentialed Manager. He has extensive experience in municipal government and private sector utilities operations. David provides a diverse experience in process evaluation and implementation for Operational, Utilities, and Human Resource services for local government. He has many years of experience in franchise negotiations, fiscal capital budgets, operational staff development, organizational team building and strategic planning, vision & mission meeting facilitation. David focuses of service for DavenportLawrence clients will include operational assessment and efficiencies with small- to mid-size local government organizations.

Robert Ward III, CPA, CFP, Financial Services Manager - Robert brings to the team of DavenportLawrence extensive experience as a trusted advisor in finance and accounting.  Robert received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's Degree in Taxation from North Carolina State University.  Upon graduation from UNC-Chapel Hill, he began his career on Wall Street with Lehman Brothers in New York City, and later with KPMG Peat Marwick and Deloitte & Touche.  Robert has had extensive experience in all areas of financial planning and taxation including operational financial assessment and financial technology support.

Chris Goodwin,  Manager of Technology Services - Chris Goodwin has worked across dozens of technology platforms for private and public sector organizations for 25 years, from Fortune 1000 manufacturing firms to Alltel and Verizon, and now DavenportLawrence municipal clients. Chris specializes in understanding client needs and working to select and integrate best-value processes, products, and services. Having spent the past decade assessing and supporting our municipal clients, Chris places a special focus on modernizing local government operations in ways that enable consistent planning, cost controls, and effective citizen service.

Joseph Brittain, Manager of Human Resource Services - Joe joins the DavenportLawrence team after having served as a Senior Consultant with Wachovia Bank, N.A. and with PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PWC) providing HRIS/HR services to both private and public sector organizations.  A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, Joe provides DavenportLawrence mid-sized and large clients with ERP solutions implementing PeopleSoft and supports technology and process evaluation and implementation for Human Resources services for local government organizations of all sizes.

Bill Barry, Director - Local Government/Education Software Solutions & Business Development - Bill has provided financial, HR and Payroll software solution training, design, implementation, scoping, assessment and oversight for over 20 years.  Bill has spent the last 14 years of his career focused on providing these solutions to local government & K-12 education. He has specifically provided product assessment, training, workflow management with a focus delivering and implementation and integration of self-service/on-line services to customers and the communities served.  Bill has made it a focus of his to support customers in maximizing the use of technology and software applications to ensure these investments are leveraged effectively for the benefit of his customers.