Who We Are
When we founded Hardman Analytics, we wanted to change the way business consulting firms operate. While most firms look at business decisions from a purely financial or branding perspective, we evaluate them through the lens of our experience in business, law, and human resources.
To uncover the best solutions for your business, we look at decisions from every possible angle. We aren’t yes men, and we aren’t afraid to express the reality of the situation. We will help you determine the impact of your initiatives on your staff, productivity, the bottom line, and more. Thanks to our legal experience, we can also help you analyze the impact local and federal regulations will have on your business.
Ready to learn how our business consulting services will benefit your business?
Call us today at 678.244.2880 to schedule your free consultation.
- Randy New
- Charlie Featherstun
- John Dinatale
After graduation from Emory University and then Emory Law School, Randy joined the firm of Lamon, Elrod & Harkleroad where he focused on tax and corporate transactions.
He then worked at BellSouth Corporation, rising to the position of Vice President of Public Policy where he reported to the Vice Chairman of the company. His experience at BellSouth as a vice president of the company was wide-ranging, including work in mergers and acquisitions, tax and employee benefits, complex corporate issues, federal and other government contracting, and federal and state political and regulatory issues.
Randy, Charlie Featherstun and John DiNatale, the principals of Hardman Analytics, LLC, have and do represent a broad array of individuals and corporations on business issues. In particular, one of Mr. New’s continuing interests is the representation of the small and start-up business owners as their personal business adviser.
In addition, Randy has represented and continues to represent some of the nation’s largest companies.
Randy’s consulting foci include the following business areas:
Federal government contracting and other contracting processes and problems.
Business creation, start-ups, continuing advice and counseling.
Audit of business systems and documentation for regulatory and legal compliance.
Regulated industry issues and political regulatory bodies, including the Georgia Public Service Commission.
Healthcare business consulting for providers.
Creation of healthcare business start-ups including ambulatory surgery centers.
Legal department management.
Randy has been an educator at several levels of our nation’s educational system. During his period as an undergraduate at Emory College, Randy participated as a debater at the Barkley Forum and travelled nationally with the Barkley Forum debate team. He received a B.A. from Emory University in 1976 and taught high school and debate at North Springs High School in Atlanta, Georgia. After teaching high school in Atlanta for three years, he was admitted to, and attended Emory Law School. He was named Articles Editor of the Emory Law Journal and graduated with a J.D. with Distinction in 1982. Randy is currently a member of the Emory University School of Law Advisory Committee, having previously served on Emory’s Board of Visitors.
Randy has been and continues to be an Adjunct Professor at Emory Law teaching an upper level course known as “Doing Deals – Corporate Practice Workshop.” The course that he teaches serves not only American-born and educated law students but also those law and business-focused students who come from abroad to Emory.
While representing a diverse collection of clients, Randy maintains a significant focus on helping corporations navigate complex business issues as they pertain to the current regulatory environment. Working with CFO’s, in-house attorneys and senior managers, Randy partners with clients to demonstrate how businesses can “prove-in” the financial value of government policies.
Having been a senior executive with BellSouth (now, AT&T), Randy is uniquely equipped with the governmental and regulatory expertise to help clients connect the dots in understanding how laws and, more important, regulatory bodies and agencies impact, and will continue to impact, revenue and expense. Having a successful track record working with multiple corporate entities, Randy helps clients to understand the financial methodologies applied by regulatory bodies and adverse parties and their chances of success (or failure) and to interpret the results to determine the best course of action for each client’s business.
In addition to his professional commitments, Randy is active in the civic life of Atlanta, having served on the boards of directors of several non-profit entities and sponsoring community-based projects ranging from politics to the arts. Randy was selected by his peers as one of Georgia Trend’s 2010 Legal Elite.
J.D., Emory University Law School, (with Distinction), 1982
B.A., Emory University, 1976
Memberships and Boards:
Board of Visitors, Emory University, 2010-2013
Advisory Board of Emory Law School, past years and current year
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Court and Bar Admissions:
Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of Georgia
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Georgia Bar Association
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Druid Hills Golf Club
Charles also monitors Federal, state and local governmental laws and regulations for changes that may raise or lower their clients’ operational costs, their costs and risks of litigation, and the present value of their businesses.
A good example these days is the need to protect customer data. Europe developed the GDPR. Politicians in the US are debating whether to have similar a single set of Federal requirements or to have multiple state laws similar to the California Consumer Protection Act. The Federal Trade Commission is not waiting for politicians to resolve this debate. It has fined Facebook Billions of dollars. The FTC is also going after much smaller firms with data breaches.
Randy and Charles help their clients see the strategic value in such compliance. Today firms increasingly tout their compliance efforts in their ads in order to keep existing customers and to draw in new ones.
The attorneys at Kitchens New Cleghorn can help you with today’s problems and anticipate future developments with an eye finding the strategic path to financial success.Read Less
Prior to law school, he worked as a literary agent in New York, as the Executive Director for an education advocacy non-profit, and as a production designer for one of Atlanta’s major arts & culture centers
John is married and lives in Atlanta where he is involved in the local arts community and enjoys cooking, gardening, and Braves baseballRead Less