Steve Galvan

Stephen D. Galvan

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

Steve 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 as Deputy Administrator, Chief Operating Officer, Chief of Staff, and Chief Information Officer. Steve’s management responsibilities included: policy, program operations, field operations, principal White House liaison as Chief of Staff; coordinating the office of general counsel, communications, legislative affairs, and serving as 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, in the office of IT and E-government, Steve 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 his 24 years in the private sector, Steve was Managing Director at a Big Four firm’s advisory practice, a business intelligence consulting firm founder, an executive at decision support consulting firms, and held Fortune 500 IT management positions.

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

With a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Steve also holds 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.

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