Management Consulting

Supercharge your organization's potential with Vantage Point's comprehensive Management Consulting practice. Our strategic planning, business agility, change management, and project management capabilities enable us to collaborate with you in tackling your most challenging initiatives. Join forces with us to unlock new possibilities and drive transformative success for your organization.
Strategic Planning
Business Agility
Change Management
Project Management

Application Development

C#, Java, .NET, Python, Node.js, APIs - native, cloud, desktop or mobile - We excel in building. Vantage Point is a comprehensive technology company proficient in guiding you through the cloud while creating impactful and user-friendly applications that will thrill your end-users.
Application Development
Mobile Development
Cloud Migration & Management
API Development
COTS / SaaS Implementations

Data & Analytics

In today's era, the ability to predict the future is within reach; however, achieving accuracy relies heavily on acquiring, maintaining, and effectively managing robust and reliable datasets. As technology continues to progress, it becomes imperative for your organization to possess the expertise required to comprehend and integrate AI and Machine Learning solutions, whether on-premises or in the cloud. At Vantage Point, we are well-equipped to meet these demands and help your organization harness the power of Big Data.
AI & Machine Learning
Analytics Platforms

Human-Centered Design

We believe the heart of design is solving the human problem first. From this Vantage Point, we can begin to create meaningful and useful experiences for users. The world is hungry for creative solutions that solve their problems. Our User Experience Design practice is dedicated to finding these solutions.  We offer the following services to our clients to harness the power of your creative minds and ours.
User Experience Design
User Interface Design
Design Thinking Workshops
Design Studio Collaboration

Learning Solutions

Supercharge your organization's growth and individual success with Vantage Point's cutting-edge learning solutions. Our tailored strategies and impactful experiences empower high-performing teams to reach their full potential.  Achieve peak performance and career excellence through impactful learning experiences, unlocking new possibilities and stay ahead in today's fast-paced world. Discover the transformative power of Vantage Point Learning Solutions.
Learning Organization Assessment
Instructional Design
Virtual Reality & Gamification of Learning

Meet Our Team

See our team of experts in design, data science, application development, agile project management, workforce development and higher education.

Cristine Carpenter

Cristine Carpenter, Vantage Point Consulting co-founder and President, is an 11-year US Navy veteran with a background in human resources management. Prior to founding Vantage Point, Cristine worked in HR for the US Patent & Trademark Office. Cristine enjoys painting, sharing time at concerts and museums with her two daughters, and crafting new fusion cuisines. Cristine has lived in the Philippines, England, Italy, and France as well as Los Angeles, New York, Louisville and Washington, DC, infusing the richness of experiences into her work, cooking, and art. Cristine’s appreciation for diverse cultures shapes Vantage Point’s deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace and in our work.

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Dr. Jeff Carpenter
Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development

Jeffrey Carpenter, a Vantage Point Consulting Co-founder, serves as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development and has over 20 years’ experience in management and technology consulting. His user-research and data-backed approach to solution design draws from his diverse experiences at IBM, PwC, and Vantage Point. Jeffrey is a Cal Berkeley alum, earned his EdD from UPenn GSE and a dual MBA and MPP from Georgetown University. Jeff is an avid traveler and loves trail running with his trusty Samoyed, Berkeley.

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Harold Tran
Vice President of Operations and Finance

Harold Tran, VP of Operations and Finance at Vantage Point, brings a wealth of management consulting experience from Andersen Consulting, Accenture, and Slalom. Harold passionately pursues harnessing educational technology for the betterment of society – working to revolutionize learners’ journeys and contributing to a brighter future through innovative solutions. Harold enjoys golfing, tough mudder-ing, and rooting on Seattle sports teams!

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Travis Mantiply
Vice President of Technology

Travis Mantiply, Vice President of Technology, contributes 20+ years of Technology Consulting experience where he has led the successful adoption of modern technologies, innovations, and groundbreaking solutions at IBM, Vantage Point, and within the sectors of Higher Education, the DoD, and Healthcare. Travis is an alumnus of Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business, and in his free time enjoys history, art, golf, and backcountry adventures.

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Wendy Garcia
Director of Business Development & Marketing

Wendy has 20+ years of consulting experience in both the Federal and State Government sectors.  Her specialization includes Business Development, Project Leadership, Strategic Planning, Change Management with emphasis in Military Initiatives, Higher Education and Workforce Development. She holds degrees from the University of Hawaii and the University of South Florida and is Prosci® Change Practitioner and ICAgile Project Management certified.

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Stephanie Kahne
Director of Delivery Excellence

Stephanie has been with Vantage Point since 2017 and is a seasoned Higher Education professional with over 20 years' work history in higher education. Her experience includes Director of Delivery Excellence, Program Manager, Director of Advisement and Admissions, Financial Aid and Veterans Administration (VA). She demonstrates servant leader traits and successfully communicates effectively and strives to deliver superb customer outcomes and exceptional satisfaction to the client.

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Eric Laufer
Director of Technology & Security

Eric has over 25 years of enterprise architecture, web application architecture, design, development and IT management experience. He has been instrumental in numerous contractual negotiations, technical proposals and contract awards. He has designed and developed applications for the Federal Government as well as the commercial and private sector. When not working Eric enjoys movies, music, games and spending time with his family and pets.

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Marc Eckardt
Director of Business Analytics & Human Resource Management

Marc is a retired Naval Oceanographer and self-declared life-long learner & data geek.   He currently supports the Voluntary Education community through the Career Ready Portfolio and is motivated to help Service members, Counselors, and Decision Makers make sense of all the data.  Broadly, Marc has extensive experience leading large, technically oriented organizations providing products and information for big-data applications.  In his free time, Marc enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, and tending his garden.

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