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Blue Canopy Leadership

The Blue Canopy Leadership Team
Our Leadership Team guides and mentors our employees, develops innovative solutions and ensures customer satisfaction through quality execution. Each member is dedicated to fostering an atmosphere of inclusion and mutual respect.
Stephen Downing
Director, Civilian

Stephen Downing - Director, CivilianStephen Downing is a Director in Blue Canopy’s Federal Civilian Practice. He has over 10 years of Federal IT consulting and software development experience across multiple projects at NSF. He is currently the Technical Lead of the team and oversees the activities of a large team executing software requirements, design, development, testing, deployment, and production support. As Technical Lead, he is responsible for the quality and timely delivery of new software development as...

Beth Klein
Director, Civilian

Beth Klein - Director, CivilianBeth Klein is a Director in the Federal Civilian Practice. She joined Blue Canopy in 2004 and has over 25 years of systems integration and program management experience. Her expertise consists of a well-rounded mixture of 18 years serving government clients and 7 years supporting commercial clients. She has a particular specialization and focus in government financial and accounting services, grants management, telecommunications, and healthcare. Ms. Klein has expert experience leading complex IT...

Maria Karisik
Director, National Security

Maria Karisik - Director, National SecurityMaria Karisik brings over 20 years of IT and management consulting experience with special emphasis on program/project management, product management, and process improvement in telecommunications, web development, and human capital systems across the commercial and federal space. Ms. Karisik joined Blue Canopy in 2003 and successfully managed complex, high risk projects at AOL, Comcast, Booz Allen Hamilton, Hilton Worldwide, and multiple programs with the Department of Defense. She has...

James McGinn
Director, National Security | Big Data / Analytics & Cloud

Jim McGinn bio photoJim McGinn is a Director in the National Security and Big Data/Analytics & Cloud practice at Blue Canopy. Jim is a senior technology executive with over 16 years’ experience and serves as a member of the National Security Leadership team responsible for the business development, sales, delivery of new technology solutions and client relationship management across a wide range of DHS and Intelligence Community (IC) customers.  Jim is also responsible for the development of technology...

Dr. Steve W. Schwartz
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Steve Schwartz - Chief Medical OfficerDr. Steve W. Schwartz, Blue Canopy’s Chief Medical Officer has over 35 years of experience applying IT to solve health care issues. He has been a practicing physician for over 20 years and has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and lead developer for a healthcare IT company developing practice management software and backup and recovery software for medical imaging.

He is currently working with NIH/ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...

David Smyre
Senior Director, National Security

David Smyre serves as a Director in Blue Canopy’s National Security Business Unit. He brings 25 years of management and consulting experience working with federal government customers, primarily supporting elements of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community. He joined Blue Canopy in 2003 to help establish a business unit focused on the government market, and to manage a practice within that group serving multiple DoD customer organizations.

Prior to joining Blue Canopy, Mr. Smyre spent 20 years working for GRC International, Inc. (later acquired by AT&T Government Solutions). He began his career as an Operations Research analyst and software developer and quickly moved into...

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