Wanda Lenkewich, CxA, LEED AP
Wanda is a facility engineering professional, an active industry partner in cybersecurity and intelligent building systems, as well as an accomplished software innovator with a successful career that spans more than 30 years. Wanda, along with her inter-disciplinary team of engineers, architects, software and network designers, and cybersecurity subject matter experts, is committed to helping Owners identify and systematically address their threats and vulnerabilities related to energy and cybersecurity.
With threats increasing daily, building industry technology changing every three years and the average lifecycle of equipment and real estate evolving only every 30 years, Wanda’s core focus is to provide the expertise that will guide her Clients to make a shift in their capital planning practices and technology solutions; necessary for them be energy efficient and cyber-protected while remaining competitive.
Gabriel Daniels, M.Sc., CASP, CEH, CND-A, CCNA-Security, ITIL, SAFe
Cybersecurity Program Manager
Gabriel Daniels leads Chinook’s CyberCx™ division as the Cybersecurity Program Manager. With more than 12 years of experience in hardware, software and networking technologies focused in Information Assurance, Gabriel has high-level mission critical, agency cyber experience working with such agencies as the US intelligence community, Department of State, and Department of Treasury. He has been instrumental in the development of the Army’s Strategic Cybersecurity and Cyber’s Incident Response Plans.
Gabriel supports Chinook’s growth in cybersecurity for facility related control systems by taking ownership of the risk and security portfolio of services and products. He acts as the subject matter expert for Chinook’s federal and commercial clients within the energy and smart infrastructure sectors as Chinook supports its clients in the implementation and maturation of their cybersecurity programs for information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). Gabriel develops cybersecurity policies and establishes continuous monitoring programs to assess the extent to which those policies are implemented—promoting safety and security at mission critical client sites. Before joining Chinook, he was the Deputy Project Manager and Information Assurance Manager for a recognized information technology company. In this role, Gabriel was instrumental in taking the first enterprise system through the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process from DoD Information Assurance Certification Process (DIACAP).
Patrick Troppe is Product Manager of Quicx – Chinook’s Facilities Engineering Technology which provides Commissioning Software, Facility Documentation, and Project Delivery solutions. Quicx software is for commissioning agents, facility managers, AEC firms, and property owners who are involved in Facility Lifecycle Management. In his role, Patrick shepherds the growth of Quicx within commercial real estate and governmental customer segments, leads teams through conceptualization and development of new product features, fosters strategic alliances, and contributes to Chinook’s organizational development.
Patrick comes to Chinook with more than 25 years of product management, technology research, and software innovation experience. Patrick has developed and implemented some of the real estate industry’s most prominent digital platforms, B2B data services, and cloud-based productivity applications. He has served a cumulative user base of more than one million real estate professionals plus corporate real estate entities, property managers, and real estate finance firms.
Matthew Steeves, CEM, CISSP, CxA
Matthew Steeves is the Existing Building Program Manager for Chinook and manages large scale base support and commercial projects consisting of facility support services, condition assessments and existing conditions surveys, energy management, capital planning, operations and maintenance program assessment and implementation, feasibility studies, new construction, existing building renovation, repair and maintenance projects.
Matthew is proficient in evaluating and optimizing operations and maintenance programs, conducting energy efficiency and utility meter data analysis using analytical tools, and the use of fault detection analytics to gain intelligence into systems operating conditions and for utilization to support strong decision-making. He has a reputation for successfully delivering facility support services beyond the status quo by leveraging the engineering, construction, cyber and technology subject matter experts within the firm to meet client needs.
Julia Phillips, PE, CEM, CxA, LEED AP
Julia is a Project Manager for Mechanical Commissioning for Chinook. She is a LEED® accredited professional with more than eight years focused experience in mechanical systems construction and commissioning. She is highly proficient in the commissioning process for HVAC systems and electrical equipment, and commercial automatic temperature controls.
Julia’s new construction commissioning experience spans the end-to-end management and implementation of the process inclusive of Cx plan preparation, submittal review, development of pre-functional and functional performance tests, as well as leading and facilitating meetings, overseeing and performing site observations, execution of functional performance tests and preparing final reports. Julia serves as a key leader at Chinook, responsible for overseeing the firm’s commissioning division.