Steve’s background in HR and leadership development is impeccable. He spent four years as the executive at LinkedIn responsible for culture, leadership, talent and organisational development. During his tenure, LinkedIn went though “hyper growth’ – growing from 400 to 3,500 employees and expanding to 25 countries – to become one of the world’s most successful internet companies. The ground-breaking work Steve did at LinkedIn is widely seen as THE textbook example of how a company can leverage its culture to scale profitably in record time.
Earlier in his career, Steve was responsible for building the acquisition integration team at Cisco Systems. Under his leadership the business integrated over 50 companies in four years and was recognised by both the Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine for being a “World Class M&A Practice”.
Most recently Steve co-founded Silicon Valley’s new ISDI Digital University. ISDI offers a Master’s Degree in Internet Business (MIB). The first of its kind in the United States, the MIB will be delivered to students by some of Silicon Valley’s top tech and business leaders.
Steve is frequently sought out as a talent expert on global TV and has been a regular guest on Bloomberg West and CNBC. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes with his column Talent Hacking. He has been interviewed by Forbes, Bloomberg Business, SF Chronicle, Human Resource Executive Magazine, HR Magazine, Quartz, The Channel Company’s IT Best of Breed, Spain’s Expansion and El Pais, Colombia’s El Tiempo and Portafolio, and Mexico’s CNNExpansión, among others.