Seminars & Colloquia
President & CEO, SciQuest
"Emerging from the Ashes - The Evolution of Leadership"
Thursday November 04, 2010 06:00 PM
Location: 1231, EB2
(Visitor parking instructions)
This talk is part of the Fidelity Investment Speaker Series
Abstract: As the chief executive officer of a company that was forced to emerge from the ashes of the dot-com era with a much leaner workforce and a new business model, I have had to unlearn some of my most cherished leadership lessons. This is our story.
Short Bio: Since joining SciQuest as president and CEO in 2001, Steve has taken the company from an e-market exchange to the leading provider of on-demand eprocurement solutions for academic, healthcare and research-centric organizations. His vision for SciQuest's future led him to take the company private in 2004 and focus on creating a business-driven culture that provides organizations with a proven solution to achieve significant cost savings and advance their mission.
Steve has led the company to a compelling financial position by growing revenues and deeply instilling fiscal responsibility, making SciQuest the only profitable eprocurement provider. He focuses on guiding the company to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction through innovative product development and a dedicated professional services team.
Steve's early success as a technology entrepreneur continues to fuel his passion for leading companies to excellence. Prior to SciQuest, he served as senior director, strategic investments & mergers and acquisitions at SAS Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina. He joined SAS in June 2000, after SAS acquired DataFlux Corporation, where he served as president and CEO.
Before joining DataFlux, Steve was managing director/Europe and senior executive vice president for SunGard Treasury Systems, a division of SunGard Data Systems, Inc., and president and CEO of Multinational Computer Models, Inc., which was sold to SunGard Data Systems in 1998.
A well-seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience, Steve started his career with the General Electric Company. He graduated from its renowned Financial Management Program with honors and became treasurer of GE Plastics. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.
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