Steven

Name

Steven

Position

Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor / Mentor

Location

Sussex

Big Business Experience

HSBC

BMO

Small Business Experience

Mativo Textiles

Silicon Valley Bank

Summary

A rare mix of experience, ownership mindset, vision and entrepreneurial flair are what makes Steven a highly successful MD/COO. He brings a blend of business-technical expertise and solid leadership skills that allow him to drive change, build capabilities and launch businesses at operational and strategic levels.

As a Board Advisor/Non-Executive Director, Steven provides an alternative perspective, both on advising and challenging the C-Suite on matters of transformation, governance, effectiveness, and strategy catapulting £MM profits for multi-sector firms internationally.

Multi-sector SME experience FS, FinTech, Services, Automotive, Textile and navigating the intersect of digital and transformation. Career spanning 23 years, 30+ countries and 4 continents

Qualifications

  • Chartered Director CDir, Fellow IoD
  • MBA Leading Global Businesses, Harvard Business School
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Strategic Management of Portfolios (MoP), APMG
  • Change Management Professional, Change First, APMG
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI
  • LEAN Six Sigma, Six Sigma Inc.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Experienced MD and COO
  • Setup, Launch and Scale-up companies/businesses and corporate divisions
  • Strategic Alignment and Engagement
  • Transformation and Change
  • Portfolio Management and Delivery of Programs
  • Navigating the Intersect of Digital and Transformation
  • Organizational Turnaround
  • Operational Improvement
  • Customer Experience
  • Post-Merger Integration
  • Leadership and Culture Alignment
  • Operational Improvement
  • Board Effectiveness
  • Development of Advisory Board, Main Board

Experience

Record of Leadership Experience and Delivered Outcomes:

  • Set up, launched and scaled 4 P&L global businesses and corporate divisions in 2 continents
  • Led P&L businesses, built org-wide capabilities, led high-performing global teams in 30+ geographies
  • Established a Subsidiary (plc) to operate as fully operational UK business
  • Built and executed diverse capabilities and strategies for growth expansion, product launch
  • Led start-up firms to scale and pivot through their different growth inflection points and transformational journey
  • Led suite of complex transformation initiatives, and performance management of £MM change portfolios
  • Business development – brought new £MM investments
  • Designed effective operating model; Delivered suite (over 100) of complex transformation change initiatives covering people, process and technology enabled business change
  • Mentored start-ups on business growth and leadership components through ecosystems/accelerators
  • Enhanced/stress tested ideas, board governance, effectiveness as a Chartered Director / iNED
  • Designed and launched Advisory Boards, Board operating Model and Boards/committees