Steve is an advisor, speaker and author who works with leadership teams to drive change, stimulate innovation and substantially improve performance. He successfully leverages over thirty-five years of experience working as an operating executive, director and consultant at both global Fortune 500 corporations (including as Chairman and CEO of American Express Bank), midsize companies, as well as advising private equity firms with their portfolio companies. His special talent lies in transforming employee and customer engagement, accelerating the pace of decision-making and change and realizing improved performance.
Currently, Steve is President of Engaged Leadership Advisors which he formed to leverage his successful senior level operating experience as well as his senior level advisory work over the past eight years.
He also is Chairman of US Auto Sales and Senior Advisor to Alvarez & Marsal. He is a sought after public speaker and writes extensively, including as a featured columnist for Inc. magazine.
Steve earned his BA from CCNY, and his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He lives in New York City.