Meta Lackland is a Finance Associate at Strategen Consulting. Meta has over 15 years of experience in business administration and financial analysis. Prior to joining Strategen, Meta was a business owner and consultant, helping small business owners with topics of business development. Meta’s expertise is in the management of Sponsored Research (federal and private funded research). She has managed teams at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, the University of Miami, and Florida International University. She has managed portfolios that range from $35 million to $350 million in federal and sponsored research funding and has been a key innovator in restructuring systems. She has an eye for detail and passion for motivating teams. Meta holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.