A highly sought after speaker and advisor, in the last few years, Steve has delivered conferences at Stanford University, the Harvard Business Review Summit, Google, Instituto de Empresa (Madrid), The University of San Francisco, The Ivey School of Business in Shanghai, IESE (Barcelona), The University of Sydney and various other private sector events in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Mexico and South America.. Steve also advises fast-growth tech companies like Twitter, Google, Eventbrite, GoPro and some of Silicon Valley’s leading VC firms and media powerhouses such as Andreesen Horowitz, Sequoia, Greylock, and Norwest Venture Partners. In addition Steve sits on the advisory board of numerous companies going through rapid growth or building disruptive products in the Talent Space.
With more than 25 years of leadership and executive experience in global Human Resources, Steve has practiced HR in the US, Canada and Asia-Pacific within a variety of industries. Through leading worldwide HR efforts for more than 60 M&A transactions at three global organizations since 1998, Steve has cultivated a deep understanding of business cycles, patterns, high growth, and the key elements required to forge an organization’s sustainability. Over the course of his career, the teams, cultures and organizations he has led and helped build have been recognized as exceptional, “world class” performers by the Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine.
Prior to launching his own firm, Steve served as VP Talent at LinkedIn from 2009 through 2012, taking the company from a private firm of 400 employees, through an IPO and into the powerhouse that it is recognized as today. The groundbreaking work Steve did at LinkedIn as the executive responsible for culture, leadership, talent and organizational development is widely seen as the textbook example of how a company can leverage its culture to scale profitably in record time. Steve’s work in building LinkedIn’s culture led Stanford University to build a case study about it and today, it is taught to their business students.
Steve holds a BA in History from Wesleyan University and an MA in HROD from the University of San Francisco. Steve currently serves as Advisor to Hirepool, Rentmoola, Simppler and Nutanix, among others.
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