Commanded $204 million operating and $54 million capital expense budget, spearheading talented teams in the implementation of enterprise offerings . Provided strategic, financial, legal and negotiations expertise for corporate development initiatives. Devised and executed strategic and tactical action plans, utilizing a business approach to focus on improving financial performance, establishing long-term growth, and building top-performing team to drive achievement of corporate objectives. Orchestrated due diligence reviews for M&A activities in cooperation with outside financial advisors, accountants and legal counsel. Led management team in identifying and correcting problems, reducing and streamlining overhead expenses, strengthening productivity, overhauling and improving operating processes and systems, and resolving quality issues.
Results-driven executive manager with more than 20 years experience impacting the visibility, profitability, and operational performance of some of the largest telecommunications and high-tech service providers in the world. Highly organized self-starter with excellent track record of delivering strong revenue and profit results in start-up, turnaround and high-growth organizations. Skillful at empowering employees to highlight individual aptitudes while collaborating as a unit. Adept leader, strategic planner, and creative developer with effective customer-service skills and demonstrated ability to architect tailor-made client solutions, build relationships, communicate solution strategy and product offerings, and provide technical expertise, support, and training to staff and customers.
Team Leadership, Mentoring, & Training · Change Management · Budget & Resource Allocation
Mergers & Acquisitions · Operational Streamlining · Business Development · Outsourcing Insourcing · Cost Reduction · Product Development · Relationship Building · Contract NegotiationEmployee Relations · Data Center Management and Development · Strategic & Tactical PlanningInternational Business · Voice Technology Convergence
“It's been my good fortune to know and work with Steve for nearly 20 years. He is quite simply one of the most knowledgeable, creative, and hard working businessman I've had the privilege to know. From what began as a purely business working relationship, our significant friendship has developed. I count Steve as one of my closest associates and he has my highest professional recommendation. He will be an asset to whatever company he decides to join.”
“I recommend Steve because of his professional and strategic view of what is best for an organization. Steve was my VP at NuVox and always listened to your point of view, and pushed you to think of how to improve a situation. He does not believe in status quo, but is very conscientious and always offers a little humor to any situation. I think Steve looks out for the good of the organization and truly strives to put that business on top.”
“Steve has the strategic vision, the entrepreneurial skills as well as the technical , customer and people focused skills necessary to be a sought after leader of change and improvement across global businesses and markets.”
“I've had the opportunity to work with Steve in three venues that include NuVox, Equant/Orange and the SITA-Equant JV. Steve is the consummate professional who is focused on delivering superb customer service in a cost effective manner. He has both domestic US and International telecom experience which entails customer and personnel located all over the world. He makes it happen!”
“Steve is one of the most customer and employee focused executives I have ever met. While working for Steve, he taught me how to truly value my employees and their contribution everyday. Steve is innovative and strategic is his leadership style. Steve is unafraid of challenging the status quo while collaborative in his ability to drive change. I would work for him again any day..”
“Under Steve's leadership, the AT&T GCSC underwent both a business and cultural transformation. Focus on value to the customer and quality of the delivery were paramount themes of Steve's executive direction.”
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