About Us

Canopy Research Group is led by Dr. Steven Johnson, CPA, CITP, a financial professional with extensive experience across a wide range of areas. Steve has held a number of positions throughout his career, including the CFO for a small financial services firm, the owner of a public accounting firm, the V.P. for a large regional financial institution, a consultant and an educator. In addition to leading Canopy, Steve is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Minnesota State University, Mankato. His research is focused on business intelligence, specifically in the areas of employee engagement, leadership and customer satisfaction and loyalty. Steve loves camping with his wife, Elissa, and two very spoiled dogs. He loves to be out in nature, Minnesota sports (especially the Vikings), and reading on a rainy day.

If you have questions about Canopy Research Group, the services offered, or predictions about whether or not the Vikings will ever make the Super Bowl, Steve would love to talk to you!