Steve is a Principal at ghSMART, where he consults on selecting, developing, and utilizing senior leadership capital within the context of positional demands, strategic goals, and organizational culture. Trained as a clinical psychologist, he has a consulted with global corporate, private equity, and financial services firms for over 30 years. In doing so, he integrates his psychological background with a pragmatic, goal-oriented perspective, providing leaders with actionable insights and strategies. He also provides executive coaching to select clients, focusing primarily on the transition to C-suite or senior leadership roles. His research interests focus on predicting leadership potential, and on exploring the links between organizational culture and financial performance (particularly during M&A).
Prior to joining ghSMART in 2006, Steve consulted with the senior leaders of Global 1000 companies as part of the Leadership Consulting practice of Heidrick & Struggles International. Before that, he headed the Executive Assessment practice for the Southeast region of Right Management Consultants. He began his career with Sperduto & Associates in Atlanta.
Steve completed his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University, then did a post-doctoral fellowship with the University of Michigan. He is a past-President of the Society of Consulting Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Dept. of Management at the College of Charleston.
Steve and his wife live just outside Charleston, SC.