Management Team

Meet our seasoned veterans.

Christopher J. Steinbach, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Chris provides overall direction for Newberry Group and presides over the implementation of the corporate strategies, the implementation of best practices, and the profitable growth of the company. Chris’ previous position was as the Corporate Security Operations Executive for Virginia-based Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). During his seventeen year career at CSC, Chris was responsible for Corporate Information Security strategy and the go-to-market approach for the National Security Presidential Directive – NSPD 54, the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). Additional positions at CSC included Vice President of Operations for CSC’s $1.3B Enforcement, Security & Intelligence (ESI) Division and Vice President of Global Security Solutions (GSS). Among his many achievements were the launching of a new solutions development and partner alliance organization for GSS, establishing CSC’s first security operations in India, and balancing the GSS service portfolio to better serve both U.S. Federal and Commercial/Global clientele. Chris holds both bachelors and masters degrees from Towson University in Maryland.

What is your professional passion?
“There are two things that excite me every day - - Coaching, teaching, mentoring, and sharing what I have learned throughout my career with others; and deals. I love the challenge of constructing a truly win-win deal.”

Christopher J. Pugh, Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Member, Newberry Board of Directors

As Chief Financial Officer, Chris is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of Newberry Group, as well as leading the activities of Newberry’s Accounting, Government Compliance, Contracts & Procurement and Pricing teams. Prior to joining Newberry, Chris was an independent government compliance and mergers and acquisitions consultant, and held senior level management positions at QinetiQ North America and Lockheed Martin Information Technology. Chris is a registered CPA, with a B.S. Degree in Accounting from Old Dominion University and completed Graduate-level coursework at New Hampshire State College.

What is your professional passion?
“What drives me is getting my team engaged on the front end of the sales cycle. By working alongside our sales and technical teams, we help to develop cost effective solutions to overcome our customers’ most important and complex business challenges. This team effort effectively transforms what is traditionally viewed as back office support functions – contracts administration, finance, accounting – into an integral extension of our client facing organizations.”

John F. Wallsh III, Executive Vice President Corporate Development

John leads the strategic growth for Newberry Group. Prior to Newberry, John has over 25 years of experience in leading teams in both the private sector and U.S. Government. In his 17 years as Vice President and General Manager at CSC in a variety of roles, John led diverse teams of over 4000 people, delivering over $1B in annual revenue, in 86 countries, closing $10B in sales while at CSC. Having lived and worked in 5 countries, John brings a deep experience in several industries in the public and private sector, led start-ups, turn-arounds, sales growth initiatives, acquisitions, and divestitures, in systems development, engineering, digitization, and technology product development and services. Prior to CSC, John worked in variety of progressively senior roles in the Department of Defense in C4ISR, satellite, missile, and weapons systems development leaving as the Information Architect at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command as a certified acquisition executive. John holds a bachelors of science in electrical engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, a masters of science in electrical engineering from San Diego State University, and a masters in business administration from Pepperdine University.

What is your professional passion?
“Besides being an active & constant student of others, I love to coach and mentor future talented professionals and leaders and working alongside visionary executives in this exciting time of technology advancements. I take great pride in the work my teams accomplish in bettering lives, improving society, and protecting our great nation.”

R. Steven Cadogan, Senior Vice President, Federal Programs

Steve provides the overall leadership and direction of the Federal Programs business unit at Newberry Group. He manages Federal Programs as a client-facing organization, delivering IT & Cyber Security technology, products and services to both the enabling and mission organizations within all Federal Agencies. Steve has nearly thirty years of leadership and professional experience in the overall Federal Sector with specific experiences in the Intelligence Community, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security and Department of Defense. He spent fourteen of those years at CSC, culminating as the Director of CSC’s Global Security Solutions Federal Information Security Business Unit. Steve also spent several years in the commercial sector managing the Infrastructure Engineering division of a leading Internet Service Provider (ISP). He served honorably in the United States Air Force under the U.S. Space and Air Force Communication Commands where he was a below-the-zone selectee and a nominee for the Air Force’s Twelve Outstanding Airmen recognition program. Steve is a certified Program Management Professional (PMP) by the Program Management Institute (PMI).

What is your professional passion?
“My professional passion is to build organizations and motivate teams and individuals to achieve the critical missions of our Federal clients in defending our nation and helping them achieve their goals and dreams in the process.”

Phillip Justice, Senior Vice President, Commercial Programs & Consulting Practice

Phil provides the overall leadership and direction of the Commercial business unit and Consulting Practice at Newberry Group. In this role he leads the teams in the delivery of cutting edge IT and Security solutions and services to Newberry’s customer base. In addition, he manages Newberry alliance relations and is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and development of new technologies and solutions that align with and compliment Newberry’s existing competencies and satisfy the requirements and needs of the customers. With over twenty-five years of leadership and professional experience in business, Information Technology, and Cyber Security , Phil brings valuable insight and leadership to the Newberry Group. Most recently, Phil served as Director and Chief Technology Officer of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC’s) Global Security Solutions (GSS) organization. He is fully cleared within the Intelligence Community and is a Certified Program Management Professional (PMP) and Federal IT Security Professional (FITSP-M). Phil earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix, and served in the United States Navy under the U. S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command where he received several citations and awards.

What is your professional passion?
“This is a two staged response… First, I take great pleasure in helping to solve complex problems for our clients leveraging strong solutions from our technology partners coupled with the applied subject matter expertise from our internal teams. Secondly, I appreciate being in a position where I have some influence in helping to make our company the best it can be for our employee owners.”