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.”

Jon Weinstein, Executive Director

Jon Weinstein serves as The Newberry Group’s Executive Director for Client Engagement. Jon founded the management consulting firm, Line of Sight (acquired by The Newberry Group in 2017) and is a current elected member of the Howard County (Maryland) Council. Jon has nearly 25 years of experience in organizational change, program and project management, business process analysis and re-engineering, strategic planning, and is an expert facilitator. A Project Management Professional certified from the Project Management Institute (PMI). An accomplished writer publishing two books, chapters, and articles on project management, leadership, and other topics. He has led major projects in the public and private sectors, including significant transformation efforts to implement new technologies, redesign core organizational processes, develop and implement new strategies, and improve organizations’ performance.

What is your professional passion?
“Simplifying the complex! When our team engages with clients our primary focus is to understand their specific needs, identify and unravel complexity, and work together to implement their solutions to achieve success.”

David A. DeKowski, Vice President of Sales

An award-winning sales management professional, David A. DeKowski has over 20 years of experience in the computer services industry. Overseeing both daily sales and business development efforts, Mr. DeKowski has been instrumental in the growth and expansion of Newberry’s commercial service and solution portfolio. As Vice President of Business Development at Dataprise and a Certified Cisco Sales Specialist, Mr. DeKowski was instrumental in the organization’s rapid growth into a national player within the Managed Service Provider (MSP) industry. Mr. Dekowski holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Towson University.

What is your professional passion?
“I love coaching and mentoring professionals, passionate about their careers. I find it very satisfying assisting members of the Newberry team in the development of their skills, watching them get better at what they do, and helping them attain their goals. Their success, both professionally and personally, is what drives me.”

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