Chief Growth Officer
Brad Cole brings 25+ years of experience leading technology business development and client centered delivery within the public sector. As Steampunk’s Chief Growth Officer, Brad is leading the establishment and synchronization of our corporate go-to-market business development model with our culture and delivery capabilities.
Brad most recently served as Managing Director for Accenture Federal Services where he led sales and business development for the Safety and Citizen Services Portfolio, approximately 1/3 of Accenture’s Federal business. Prior to Accenture, he was with Agilex Technologies as the Vice President, Justice and Homeland Security Sector where he was instrumental in starting and growing the sector from the ground up, and then helped lead the successful transition of Agilex into Accenture Federal Services, following the Agilex acquisition. Other prior roles include Sales Consulting Manager at Oracle, and technical consulting positions with Impact Innovations Group and Computer Sciences Corporation.
Brad has been active in our industry community with organizations like ACT/IAC, AFCEA and HSDBC, and was the first Lion’s Den (Mid-tier) Chair and was the Large Business Mentor Chair for the Government Technology and Services Coalition (GTSC). Outside of work, he has been on the Board for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC since 2016, and has served as Chair since 2020.
Brad received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University, and a Master of Business Administration degree in Information Systems/Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland. When not working, Brad is either running around the Vienna/Great Falls area, where he lives with his wife, Erin, and their two teenage daughters, or he’s trying to get out to play golf whenever he can squeeze it in!
What musician, album, or song best describes what working at Steampunk means to you?
The Beastie Boys altered the direction of popular music at least three times. From License to Ill, which was the first rap album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts – to Paul’s Boutique, which was a pioneering breakthrough in sampling that helped kick off the golden age of rap in the early 90’s – and finally Ill Communication, their third, which blended hip–hop and rock to set the path for another decade of creativity. The Beastie Boys Set the Pace for multiple generations in their craft, and they also found passion for social causes that left a mark on entire cultures. In music legend Chuck D’s words, “There’s no adequate measure for the impact the Beastie Boys had.” That’s an awesome way to be remembered.