Global IT leader with a proven track record of designing and executing digital strategies that drive business growth, cost efficiencies, and customer satisfaction. A visionary and multi-cultural leader that builds effective C-Suite partnerships, world-class teams, and digital value propositions and blueprints. Recognized for ability to transform businesses from analog to digital to improve brand awareness and loyalty, enhance customer experience, realize cost efficiencies, and accelerate profitable growth.
Demonstrated success directing B2C/B2B digital business transformations in large, global organizations, as well as startups during all cycles of business, including high growth, downturns, and acquisition integration. Experienced in multiple industries, including consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, construction, real estate, industrial goods, and high-tech.
Recipient of multiple industry awards, including CIO Magazine CIO 100, Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders, InformationWeek Top Innovators, InfoWorld Top 15 Green Award, InfoWorld 100, and Evanta CIO Breakaway Leadership Award.
Provides industry thought leadership as a lecturer at Gartner’s Evanta CIO Summits, and HMG CIO Summits.
Author of The CIO Playbook, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in 2012.
Experienced in ERP, CRM, SCM, HRIS, LMS, Salesforce.com, Oracle, SAP, Data Warehousing, Agile, DevOps, IoT, ThingWorx, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Mergers and Acquisitions, CTO, Offshoring, Middleware, Service Oriented Architecture, Strategic Planning, Digital Enterprise, Cognos, Business Objects, Java, SQL, .Net, XML, Microsoft, Biztalk, Project Management, Quality Assurance, ITIL, Cybersecurity, CISO, NIST, COBIT, SOX, Enterprise Risk Management, and Business Process and IT Governance.
Steve is a technology and business strategist who has led IT teams as CIO, held P&L responsibility for three businesses, led corporate strategy development for a large Tier I manufacturer, and directed new product acquisition efforts resulting in three Joint Ventures.
After spending over a decade leading IT organizations in North America, APAC, and the European Union in the Manufacturing, Energy, Automotive, and Health Care markets, Steve knows what it truly means to be a “Business Partner” CIO. Steve’s business-centric leadership style has established IT Excellence and repeatedly transformed Information Technology teams into strategic assets for several, growing organizations.
Steve recently joined Materion Corporation (MTRN) as Vice President & CIO. Materion is a global, publicly traded, one Billion dollar producer of advanced materials used in the production of products throughout the world. For the prior six years, Steve had been the Chief Information Officer for Chart Industries (GTLS), a publicly, one Billion dollar, global manufacturer of energy production equipment and medical devices. Steve partly contributes his success to lessons learned from growing up in a military family – mostly how to motivate and inspire people to come together for one purpose. In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife of twenty-three years and three children. He also enjoys all forms of outdoor activity.
I am a global technology hands-on executive with expertise in and a passion for seeking, envisioning and creating a real business competitive advantage. With fluency in both TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY and BUSINESS LANGUAGE, I have effectively developed the business-aligned technology vision and strategic plan that can be executed. I have created, coached, motivated and provided LEADERSHIP for world class teams that design, deliver and operate technology services and solutions create business agility and opportunity.
Walter (Wally) Yosafat, SVP, Global CIO, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. A seasoned executive and officer possessing broad and deep knowledge of global business opportunities, technologies, web applications, and enterprise-wide data, processes and support models. Strong experience domestically and internationally in leading organizational change and growth, strategic and infrastructure planning and execution, project proposals / approvals and funding, recruiting, financial management, operations, Six-Sigma, and dashboard metrics. Excellent track record of delivery and execution at the global, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and project levels. Provided global leadership for applications, infrastructure, and data development and execution, ERP implementations, web products, and data warehousing. Have also served in a CEO capacity for an Americas-wide business, leading the firm to meet / beat revenue and profit expectations. Enjoy global travel, golf, softball and volunteering through leadership in local community boards and organizations.