Education / Certifications
BS in Finance, Northern Illinois University
MBA, DePaul University
Steve has over 34 years of experience and is a trusted leader with deep experience in P&L ownership, financial management, strategic planning, and customer relationship building.
He has been successful in leading teams and businesses, improving profitability, launching products, and driving cross-functional strategic initiatives, including order to cash.
Steve leverages his analytical and problem-solving skills, along with an action-oriented focus to accelerate growth, improve margins and ultimately deliver solutions for his clients.
After retiring from a successful career, Steve is looking to work with client teams to help improve their processes and performance, utilizing his experience and cross functional skills.
Steve and his wife live in the Chicago area, with their two children attending college. Steve loves hiking, biking, and woodworking.
“I had the pleasure of working closely with Steven as a business partner for over five years. Although, our relationship was one of supplier and customer, we worked for the combined goal of making our mutual customers successful. In the course of five years, we made great strides to growing our business together as well as the professional relationship of our companies. Improvements to the relationship led to USG being named Vendor of the Year by our cooperative. An award that seemed unlikely in the years before Steve and his team managed the account.
I was always impressed with Steve’s team and how he led them on a daily basis. He has great knowledge of the industry, the products and importantly, what it takes for us and our mutual customers to be successful. He was always professional and carried with him a strong set of ethics that are so important to long term relationships. Steve was always generous with his time and the time of his team.
I would highly recommend Steve for any position of leadership or in any capacity to influence current or future leaders on leadership, business or ethics. He is a quality individual with a passion for success and the vision and energy to deliver it.”