Board Member, Hansons
Consumer (Home Improvement)
Steve is a sales, marketing and operations expert in the Home Improvement industry. In 1997 he joined Empire Today, LLC as the Company’s CFO, where he remained until 2013 holding the titles of Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Operations, and Chief Executive Officer. Leaning on strong analytics, execution and practical problem-solving skills he grew company revenue from $35MM to over $650MM with EBITDA exceeding $60MM. Empire’s jingle and phone number are considered one of the top recognized home improvement brands in the United States.
Steve’s career began in public accounting before his transition to industry roles in 1994. Upon leaving public accounting Steve became the CFO of a regional retailer. Steve has held Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive positions since 1994. In his roles as a CFO and CEO, Steve has led through organizational restructuring, refinancing and debt restructuring, improved reporting, managed turnarounds, and led through acquisitions and sales. Steve is currently a Partner in CSuite Financial Partners, a financial executive services firm providing financial management leadership to companies in every industry including search, interim and project based engagements. Steve is also a CPA.
University of Colorado, Boulder
Board Member of Hansons
Board Member Boys and Girls Club of the West Valley