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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.
Christopher Armstrong
Director, National Security

Christopher Armstrong - Director, National SecurityChristopher Armstrong brings over 20 years of operational management and technical experience in analysis, administration, development, and security to the National Security Business Unit of Blue Canopy. He has supported 15 federal agencies, with an emphasis on the Intelligence Community. He currently holds a Bachelor’s degree and six industry certifications. Mr. Armstrong is also a Sergeant Major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, having been in the active and reserve components of the...

Marc Arendt
Director, Financial Services

Marc Arendt - Director, National SecurityMarc Arendt is a Director in Blue Canopy’s Federal Civilian Practice supporting the Financial Services market segment. He is currently the IRS Account Lead responsible for operational and business development efforts to expand Blue Canopy’s presence within the IRS and other Financial Services accounts. Mr. Arendt has over 22 years of sales, business development, and management experience focused on supporting IT solutions for federal agencies and systems integrators.

Prior to joining...

Meaghan Bouchoux Carter
Senior Director, Cyber

Meaghan Bouchoux - Director, Civilian

Ms. Meaghan Bouchoux Carter is a Senior Director in Blue Canopy’s Federal Civilian Practice. She is currently providing Program Management Office support for the U.S. Treasury’s Enterprise Content Management program, a Shared First initiative, under the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Ms. Bouchoux Carter has over 13 years of federal consulting experience with specialized expertise managing large and highly complex projects and shared service offerings. In her experience, she has managed the...

Timothy Bartholomay
Senior Director, National Security

Timothy Bartholomay - Director, National Security Timothy Bartholomay brings his 24 years of Program Management and Software/Systems Engineering experience to Blue Canopy’s National Security Practice after working with General Dynamics Information Technology, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and elsewhere. Mr. Bartholomay has his M.B.A. from Regis University in Colorado, B.S. from Southern Illinois University, and is a Certified PMP, CRP, LSS-GB, and ITIL Practitioner. He served in the U.S. Air Force active and reserves for 24 years,...

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 Research.gov 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...

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...

Steve Smagin
Director, Civilian

Steve Smagin bio photoSteve Smagin is a Director in Blue Canopy’s Federal Civilian Practice. He is currently the EPA and USDA Account lead for providing assistance and advisory support and capturing similar opportunities across the civilian sector.

For over  35 years he has created and implemented solutions across key federal and state agencies, including the EPA, USDA, DOT, DOL, DOE, USPS, US Courts and VA.  He has been responsible for...

David Smyre
Senior Director, National Security

David Smyre - 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...

Andy Stevenson
Senior Director, Cyber Security

Andy Stevenson - Director, Cyber SecurityAndrew Stevenson serves as a Director in Blue Canopy’s Cyber Security practice. He brings 20 years of experience in information technology operations and security. Mr. Stevenson currently serves as the Program Manager for a large federal Cyber Security project where he oversees a wide range of security operations, including infrastructure assessment, vulnerability management, security authorization, continuous monitoring, privacy compliance, security engineering, and red team/blue team operations...

Bill Walker
Director, National Security

Bill Walker - Director, National SecurityMr. William Walker serves as a Director of Army Programs in Blue Canopy´s Federal Practice. He brings 35 years of DoD life cycle systems and software engineering support, management and innovation experience for federal government customers, supporting the Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) community and U.S. Army military units . He joined Blue Canopy in 2010, as a manager for multiple C4ISR support engineering services...

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