Strategic Partner, Board Services


A lifelong student of organizational leadership dynamics, Steve brings to ON nearly 30 years of experience in executive leadership and corporate governance.

The National Association of Corporate Directors eight times named Steve one of the 100 most influential executives in the U.S. for corporate governance. As a strategic partner to over 100 boards and CEOs, he facilitated board assessments and over 350 new director appointments and CEO succession projects. His clients have crossed all industries and markets, from Kaiser Foundation Health to The Hartford, from Humana to Citigroup, from Owens Corning to Ford Motor Company.

Prior to teaming with ON Partners, Steve served for ten years as vice chairman and managing director for board services at Korn Ferry. As vice chairman, he led the practice facilitating clients’ board of director processes, director recruitment and selection, and CEO advisement and succession. His decade of service took place during a time of unmatched turbulence and aggressive evolution within corporate boards.

Before joining Korn Ferry, Steve served as CEO of executive search firm CTPartners, where over six years the firm self-funded a thirty times growth with international offices and eight domestic operations, becoming the tenth largest in the field.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Northeastern University.