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Steve is a Trusted Advisor, Board Member and Vistage Chair. He partners with legacy-driven family businesses, private equity firms, organizations and executives to help them determine "What's neXt?" and to achieve eXponential results in all that they do. His serial entrepreneurship and C-level leadership roles represent a deep multi-national portfolio of corporate expertise at all revenue levels from Startup to $500M. Innovated in every aspect of corporate growth including, strategic planning, M&A, financing, supply chain and technology efforts, his Company grew from $40M to $400M under his leadership and created value through three primary areas: ongoing operations, innovation and arbitrage. Beyond his ownership positions, he has also worked with multiple PE firms as a Key Executive for their portfolio companies, served on various Advisory Boards and worked with multiple philanthropic endeavors in West Michigan.
A CPA who went to film school, Steve understands the art of storytelling and the power of visual medium and mantra in tangible value creation and executive team alignment. He uses these same principles in his personal, family and community life. His BHAG mantra is to “Inspire 1,000 people to each inspire 1,000 people to touch 1,000,000 lives”.
INNOVATION / IDEATION
Innovative and technology leader focused on bridging legacy thinking with current tools to produce REAL, TANGIBLE, EXPONENTIAL change.
Mergers & Acquisitions, technology design and innovation, rapid facility expansion, and vendor managed inventory systems that aided the companies that I have worked with to become fast growing disruptors.
Leveraged the Empire Company's infrastructure with key management responsibilities, overseeing all technology operations of Tenon’s North American & Asia Pacific companies and Novo Building Products (the spun off North American Operations of Tenon).
MENTOR / ADVISOR
100X Founder/ CEO - 2017 - Present
EVP - Tenon Limited 2006-2011
CFO / CIO / Owner - The Empire Company 1990-2006 (Tenon Limited Acquired Empire)
Arthur Andersen 1988-1990
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