The TRU Story.

About TruEd and TruGov

Tru Consulting supports success in higher education and public sector strategy and Anaplan implementation through our divisions TruEd and TruGov.

Through TruEd, we work with higher education institutions from community colleges to small liberal arts colleges to large public and private universities. We understand the business challenges that colleges and universities face today and deliver innovative financial management strategies and Anaplan implementation to help them succeed. We specialize in finance, budgeting, academic planning, program planning, labor planning, long-range strategic planning, operations, and much more- and we staff every implementation with higher education leaders who speak the language of our clients.

Through TruGov, we partner with public sector entities, including utilities, municipalities, and other government agencies. We help them transform financial planning, forecasting, and budgeting to improve efficiency, steward taxpayer resources, and better meet the challenges of uncertainty in service delivery and budgeting. Our rapidly growing public sector agency consulting practice includes engagements with local, state, and federal agencies.

Partner with Tru Consulting and discover what it means to work with true experts in higher education and public sector.
diversity & inclusion

Diversity is a core principle at Tru

80% of our leadership is women, and 100% women of color
50% of our team is multilingual
55% of our team identifies as a racial minority
55% of our team is women
A Certified Asian American Business

Tru Consulting is a proud member of USPAACC, the most established and largest nonprofit organization representing Pan Asian American and their related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services.

our story

Where Experience Meets Innovation

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Focusing on supporting client success

We focus solely on supporting success in higher education and public sector organizations. Why? We believe your work is a key part of a brighter future, and a mission brings out the best in us all. Our team understands the challenges and pressures that higher education and public-sector agencies face today—and we’re committed to helping you overcome them with connected data for better budgeting, planning, and forecasting.

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Find a partner who cares

We understand that every institution is unique, which is why we take a personalized approach to every project. Our team works closely with our clients to develop customized solutions that address their specific needs and goals, while leveraging the latest tools and technologies to drive efficiency and effectiveness.

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A certified Anaplan partner with deep roots

Founded in 2019, Tru Consulting is led by industry experts with decades of higher education and public sector experience. As a certified Anaplan Partner, we implement a single software platform, focusing on unlocking all its potential for your specific financial planning and analysis needs. Our ultimate goal is to empower your staff through a proven implementation process, custom training, and expert support.

"This organization is striving to create an environment where its employees can be seen and heard. The incentives offered by this organization are more than financial, there is an actual interest to mentor and grow the employee."

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"TruEd is 100% focused on taking care of its employees and customers."

Tru Team Member

As a small but rapidly growing organization, it's clear that everyone is a necessity. Everyone's contribution is valued and cherishe

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And these are
our principles

Guiding us each day, we use these principles as a foundation and bedrock to the decisions we make.

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We take ownership of all our work and always strive for excellence in meeting our clients’ needs.

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We always aim to be honest and inspire trust by doing the right thing, being transparent, and communicating honestly with clients and colleagues.

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We are dedicated to the long-term success of our clients by providing the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards in everything we do.

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We are determined to deliver the best service and experience. We aim to lead by example and work hard to exceed our clients’ expectations.


The Innovators behind TRU

Wayland Ng, CFA
Managing Partner
Sophie Pae, CPA
Managing Partner
Mela Fezzey, MBM
Managing Partner
John Merriman
Vice President Client Services
Alexis Miller
Senior Analyst
Amanda Ray
Senior Operations Analyst
April Arevalo
Ashaki Nehisi
Senior Analyst
Catherine Cenotto
Senior Associate
Catherine Lloyd
Planning Advisory Consultant
Catherine Lott
Clayton Biles
Ella Ordonez
Senior Operations Analyst
Ethan Bell
Greg Smith
Technical Director
Heather McIntosh
RFP Manager
Jesse Gauthier
Principal Solution Architect
Joe Hartert
Jonathan Grubb
Senior Analyst
Jonathan Sheldon
Senior Analyst
Katie Mester
Project Manager
Kimara Caballero-Morris
RFP Analyst
Kris Osterhout
Senior Analyst
Laura Qi
Lauren Newbauer
Senior Associate
Libby Deibler
Senior Associate
Lily Chapman
Linda Teater
Manuel Lopez
Senior Analyst
Mark Hautala
Higher Education and Public Sector Software Sales Professional
Min Ma
Operations Coordinator
Nick Madryga
Senior Business Development Representative
Paul Rappmund
Principal Solution Architect
Russell Owen
Senior Manager of Client Relations
Ryan Fitzgerald
Senior Analyst
Shaonan Wang
Shardai Williams
Senior Business Operations Manager
Sheila Morris
Taylor Beasley
Bid Response Analyst
Timothy Peterson
Senior Associate
Troy Kelly Jr.
Tyler Fezzey
Varshini Suresha