Managing Director

Steve Monforton is the Managing Director of IT at ESD and the Technical Director of ESD’s Technology Consulting Engineering Practice. This dual role gives him the unique advantage of understanding our clients’ perspective because he works in their world. He guides strategic vision and services to connect facility technology infrastructure and systems. He also possesses expertise in the engineering and application of technology systems and infrastructure in mission critical, commercial, industrial and campus environments.


  • “Investing for Your People, Partners, and Clients.” ESD Blog. April 2020.
  •  Electric Association Hall of Fame. Electric Association of Chicago. October 2018.
  • “ESD’s New Headquarters was Built and Designed to Be Adapted on the Fly.” Co-author. Engineered Systems. August 2018.
  • “Power over Ethernet Design Considerations.” TechFest. Speaker. April 27, 2016.
  • “Technology in Real Estate.” BUILTWORLDS. Speaker. May 2015.