I like to think that my accomplishments speak for themselves. Just in case they don’t, I’ll also several senior leaders with whom I’ve worked closely add color commentary.
- Jeff Smith, CIO, IBM
- Jim Kavanaugh, SVP Transformation & Operations, IBM
- Gary Burnette, VP, Chief Data Office, IBM
- Kevin Eagan, Chief Digital Experience Officer, GM Digital Platforms, IBM
- Sal Calta, Global Business Transformation & Information Technology Leader
I had the pleasure of working with Steve several times during the past few years, most recently as we worked to craft a new platform to accelerate our growth businesses. Steve brought a creativity and passion to the process that helped us to rethink long held practices about how we execute work, how we assess new opportunities, and how we manage change. Working across the business with both functional managers and senior executives he orchestrated a compelling case for a bold step forward.
As an executive, Steve earns my highest recommendation
He is not afraid to make necessary leadership changes and drive improved performance. I’ve seen these actions alone positively impact how peers and stakeholders view the team — cooperative, responsive, accountable and reliable.
He is quick to diagnose execution or operational issues and prescribe (and implement) a fix. During our time together, Steve adeptly addressed major stakeholder confidence issues with more than one team and changed the whole dynamic within those teams — inspiring the rank and file to want to achieve. And, achieve they did.
Steve ran everything from Digital Transformation, to operationally fixing Data issues surrounding Sales , to running the entire inside Sales transformation program. Steve was “Mr Fixit” and has proven time and again he can walk into any new set of challenges and quickly diagnose the problems and fix them.