About Us

JPI began in 2004 with the simple intent to build something unique.
JPI HQ in Blacksburg
Our Story

We wanted to create a place where our employees could take ownership over their own success. When we started, our software developers designed targeted and intuitive technology solutions that exceeded our clients’ needs. But we quickly realized that IT development wasn’t the end game; IT solutions do not succeed without effective user engagement, IT integration, change management, and strategic communication.

So JPI grew. We added comprehensive IT integration and Project Management expertise to our service offerings. Our approach of engaging our clients on both a technical and practical level helped us drive improved IT adoption and operations. We saw opportunities to do more with our business and started helping our clients establish themselves as thought leaders, innovators, and sustainability managers in a variety of business environments. We incorporated experts in strategic communications, strategic planning, risk management, and process improvement. We are holistic, one-stop-shop for enterprise change management and IT integration, equipped with the proven approaches that advance mission success and improve return on investment.

We are JPI. We were founded upon the idea that our collective success is the result of doing right by those for whom we work. We study our client’s mission and business needs, customize proven management processes and approaches, continually engage stakeholders, and build and implement technologies that help our clients overcome obstacles and thrive. We discover. We develop. We deliver. We improve.

JPI. Solutions. Delivered.

Who We Are

Our Mission is to empower our people and excel for our clients.

We provide our clients with tailored support from discovery to delivery, with a focus on continuous improvement. We help our clients discover innovative ways to tackle complex challenges. We develop agile processes to ensure that even small changes deliver big impact. We deliver sustainable solutions that meet current needs and help our clients adapt to future changes. We continually improve outcomes and efficiencies by iteratively defining, measuring, and assessing success metrics at every step.

We are passionate problem solvers and perceptive partners. When issues arise, JPI demonstrates unwavering dedication to providing solutions that help your organization grow stronger. At JPI, we specialize in developing scalable, sustainable solutions that adapt to changing priorities. We help our clients grow and evolve by providing the right management techniques and tools that maximize the impact of our solutions.

Our Values are the foundation of who we are as an organization.


At JPI, we operate with a one team mentality. Each person is empowered to chart their own course while aligning their unique gifts and interests in a way that strengthens the overall team. We prioritize our clients’ mission above all else, understanding that a united team delivers the best results.


Our team acts with integrity and honesty, seeking to do the right thing in all situations. We treat one another with respect, prioritize diversity and inclusion, and hold each other accountable to living out these values.


We are agile problem solvers and innovative thinkers. We anticipate our client’s needs and proactively and economically deliver solutions. We encourage continuous learning, always challenging ourselves to try new things.


We are genuinely passionate about the work we do and the people we do it for. We go above and beyond to surpass client expectations and build lasting partnerships. We take pride in our work and are committed to our clients success.

Meet Our Leaders
Doug Garnett-Deakin

With over 25 years of business consulting experience in the public and private sector, Doug is a thought leader, developing and managing complex IT and business transformation and modernization. He leverages his diverse ability to engage with clients and JPI support teams to enhance capability for clients across the Federal Government, including the first web service for the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) and the HQ Web and Task Tracking enterprise systems, enterprise applications for the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service (GSA PBS), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He is a certified Scrum Master, sits on the Homeland Security Information System Senior Technical Advisory Board, and is a graduate of George Mason University.

David Heymsfeld

David has more than 20 years of experience advising public sector executives and program managers. He serves as a skilled engagement manager, strategic advisor, and lead solution provider delivering value to clients. David has been proudly supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since the Department’s inception, and has an extensive history of leveraging technology and delivering projects on time and under budget. He has a degree from Syracuse University and an MBA from University of Maryland, College Park, and is also a certified IBM Professional, Project Management Professional (PMP), and Scrum Master.

Corey Runnels

Corey is responsible for growth and development of critical process improvement and performance management initiatives across both public and private sectors. For over 20 years, Corey has cultivated expertise in strategic planning and implementation of organization transformation, project management, and technical solutions that have created value and provided operational improvement for the clients he has served. He received a degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, and is a certified Scrum Master and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Jon Steen

Jon is well versed in designing and implementing transition strategies and introducing new solution offerings within the public sector. He has more than 24 years of leadership and management experience working within the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Jon specializes in client management, business process re-engineering, business strategy development, financial and resource management, process mapping, and program and project management within the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the intelligence community. He received his degree from the University of Southern California, a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

John Kennedy

John is a skilled business transformation consultant and account manager with over 25 years of experience in the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Coast Guard (USCG), and the Manufacturing and Services (MAS) industries. His experience, including six (6) years of active duty as a U.S. Navy Supply Corps Officer, comprises strategic planning development and implementation, senior executive facilitation, business transformation, program and project management, financial and cost management and reporting, organizational performance management, and business development. John received his degree from the United States Naval Academy and currently leads multiple accounts, project teams, and growth efforts for emerging opportunities across the Federal market.

Jeff Fisher

Jeff has more than 17 years of professional experience providing Information Technology (IT) consulting and project management support to government and commercial clients. He is known for taking over challenging or underperforming programs and leading teams to higher productivity, measurable quality increases, and improved client relationships. At JPI, he serves in a leadership role overseeing multiple programs, managing client relationships, providing leadership and coaching for delivery teams, and managing and mentoring staff. Formerly a software developer, he has expertise managing highly-technical agile development and cloud engagements, agile transformation, process improvement, and quality assurance. He maintains PMP, PMI-ACP, and ICAgile certifications.

Ed Jankowski

Ed has over 25 years of program and project management experience with the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the US Coast Guard (USCG). His focus is on providing program and project management consulting services in the areas of Enterprise Program Management, IT Service Management, Strategic Business Planning, Operations Management, Cost Estimating, Lean Process Implementations, Financial Reporting, Financial Management, Performance Measurement Services, Risk Management, and Earned Value Management. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA), and holds an Information Technology Institute Library (ITIL) v3 Foundations Certification.

Mary Melton

Mary joined JPI in 2016 and has over a decade of experience in financial roles. She has her BBA in Accounting from Liberty University and currently serves as JPI’s Finance Director. In this role, Mary is the main contact for all accounting needs and manages the administrative items pertaining to JPI Headquarters. Additionally, Mary is responsible for developing and approving strategic budgets, forecasts, and financial analysis for JPI. Mary oversees the accounting team and works closely with our IT team.

Allie Miller

Allie joined JPI in 2012 and spent several years leading the recruiting team before moving into her current role as HR Director. Allie holds her Masters in Public Administration and BA in English from Virginia Tech and she is both PMP and SHRM-CP certified. Allie is responsible for employee relations, corporate HR policy, compliance, and benefits administration. She continues to oversee recruiting and works closely with our security team.