Steve is a Search Director at Cornerstone Singapore. His industry specialization is in Private Equity & Family Office, Industrial, and the Life-Sciences & Healthcare sectors, with a functional specialization in Marketing & Sales.
Starting out in oil and gas exploration in the Middle East, Steve relocated to Asia to manage business development across a number of high technology sectors, particularly emerging mobile and telecommunications markets. He moved into the Electronics Manufacturing Services sector in the 1990s.
His experience includes managing sales; re-branding; development of corporate and business strategy; building organisations; and driving growth globally. His deep experience in manufacturing, includes EMS, flexible circuits, precision plastic and mechanical parts manufacturing. He has worked across many industrial segments, including Consumer, Telecoms, Networking, Industrial, Medical Life-sciences, and Automotive.
Although primarily based in Singapore, Steve has spent a number of years on assignment in Japan and Shanghai. His experience as a senior executive in Asia includes Chief Operating Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President positions.
Steve’s executive recruitment experience includes Asia Practice Leader Private Equity, and specialisations in Industrial, Technology, and functionally in Sales and Marketing. Prior to executive search his experience included building organizations across Asia and globally. He has a deep understanding of the diversity of needs and cross-cultural workforce challenges inherent with Asia and Japan based global clients.
Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London, and a Master’s degree in Marketing from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He also holds a Certificate in International Management from INSEAD, and is a Chartered Engineer.
Steve is a board member at the National Arthritis Foundation and a committee member at the Singapore Institute of Directors.