“Great entrepreneurs know that building and growing a successful company for the long term is a team effort. That’s where I come in. I help founders, CEOs, executive leaders and teams develop their capabilities, strengthen their individual and collective performance, and become better stewards of company culture inspiring others to be committed players in the growth journey, together.”
Steve is an accomplished business leader, 2x former chief people officer, and trusted partner with the board, CEO, and executive team. Known for his intentional, pragmatic, and values-driven leadership, Steve is a highly effective executive and team coach, advisor, and facilitator. He is a proven assessor and developer of senior-level talent and capability. He helps executive leaders and teams strengthen their performance, navigate and propel the organization forward, create and sustain value with and for key stakeholders, and affirm mission, culture, and strategy. Steve leverages his breadth and depth of experience and his strategic insight as a speaker, writer, and podcast guest across an array of leadership and HR topics, graduate guest lecturer, and mentor to leaders across the business and HR community.
For over three and a half decades Steve built, scaled, and transformed global organizations and premier brands across diverse industries including banking and finance (Citi), digital media, entertainment, and publishing (TimeWarner/Time Inc), conversational commerce and AI (LivePerson), and sports (United States Golf Association/USGA). Steve spent twelve years as a graduate faculty member at the New School for Public Engagement in New York City where he designed courses that intersected strategy, HR, and the digital world. A certified executive and team coach he is also a member of the Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches Agency, a Baldrige Executive Fellow, and was a pro-bono coach to global leaders across the Ashoka network for social entrepreneurship.
Advanced HR Executive Program, University of Michigan
MS, Human Resources Management and Development, The New School for Public Engagement
Simon Sinek said that “leadership is not about being in charge, it is about taking care of those in your charge.” My parents lived that mantra. We grew up in a home where hard work and learning mattered a lot, especially given my parent’s immigrant journey. As young adult Holocaust survivors, they came to this country with nothing. They flourished and made a difference in the lives of others locally and globally. That underpinning drives my own interest to do the same, as a leader, advisor, coach and parent. My dad owned several auto dealerships, and I spent many days working behind the scenes, with suppliers, customers and employees. I learned early on the importance of customer service, the use of data for decision making, the art of listening, and the challenge that comes with people and personalities of all types. I also learned the importance of candor, thoughtfulness, and empathy. My father was a values-driven business owner and competitor. He was tough, fair and a giving teacher. I am forever grateful.