Stephen Galvan Bio

Stephen D. Galvan  Principal

Steve leads Galvan and Associates’  IT and business management consulting practice. He consults in areas of strategy, transformation, program improvement, capital planning, and management practices.

He received five presidential appointments to the Executive Office of the President at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and then at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

At SBA, he was appointed to serve in the capacity of its Deputy Administrator, Chief Operating Officer, Chief of Staff, and Chief Information Officer. Steve's management responsibilities included policy, program operations, field operations, interacted with the White House as Chief of Staff, and coordinated the offices of general counsel, communications, and legislative affairs and served as a surrogate to the Administrator. He led the CFO, CIO, Administration, and Human Capital executive team and directed the agency's four mission program areas.

At OMB, at the office of IT and E-government, he was responsible for oversight of the Internal Efficiency and Effectiveness portfolio that included financial management, procurement, and HR IT investments. He worked with agencies to standardize practices and consolidate redundant investments.

During 24 years in the private sector, Steve was a Managing Director at Big Four firm's advisory practice, he was founder of a business intelligence consulting firm, executive at decision support consulting firms, and held Fortune 500 IT management positions.

Steve was a member of the President's Management Council (PMC) composed of Cabinet Deputy Secretaries and independent agency COOs; the Federal CIO Council. He is a Principal at the Partnership for Public Service in their SAGE (Senior Advisor to Government Executives).  He is a member of the Society of Information Management Chicago Chapter, the premier IT leadership organization.

Steve holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he also studied advanced quantitative economics in the Master of Arts program.