Canopy Management Consulting Group was established to utilize extensive industry experience and harness technological innovation to drive client success.
We've seen and experienced how complex, critical business and governmental issues can result in significant organizational cost and, just as importantly, negatively impact customer experience. Founders Damon Steffens and Brian Swords set out to create a company focused on providing quality consulting services to help organizations turn those issues into successes, for both the clients and their customers.Meet Our Team
Brian Swords is an Information Technology and Organizational Development executive. He has experience in both private and public sectors, and his career has included roles leading numerous areas of IT, organizational change management, project and program management, and organizational development.
Damon Steffens is a finance and management executive. He has experience leading teams in the areas of finance and budget, procurement, contracts and grants, federal and state compliance, and human resources.
CIO and Director of IT Consulting & Advisory Services
Ed Wynn is an Information Technology executive with a background in both private and public sectors. His passion for being a servant leader has been evident throughout his previous roles and he is gracious to others in sharing his expertise as a CIO, PMO, facilitator, coach, and instructor leveraging decades of experience in consulting and state service.
Punam Bhakta is a Consultant with a focus on Grants Management, HR, Auditing, and Financial Management. She focuses on making connections by networking with local businesses and volunteering her time in the community. With prior experiences in local government, healthcare, nonprofits, and local media, she brings a compassionate and humble outlook in her approach, with an eagerness to continuously learn and grow.
Joseph Gaines is a knowledgeable Information Technology professional specializing in project management and business analysis. His experience has spanned both the public and private sectors, including significant experience in the implementation, administration, and operational improvement of federal and state grant programs and the systems and processes supporting those programs. He is a dedicated teammate, and his career has included leadership roles in IT, project and portfolio management, and organizational project governance.
Will Currie is a Financial and Grants Management professional. He has experience in government sectors at all levels and his career has included roles leading a variety of areas in government administration including finance, accounting, budget, personnel, procurement, and financial monitoring. As a Senior Consultant with Canopy, Will also leverages his considerable federal grant management experience when assisting clients with grant management and administration activities.