Before joining Rockwell Business Solutions, Steve was the General Manager of Operations at Casa Larga Vineyards in Fairport, NY. His extensive background includes positions as General Manager of Operations, Glenora Wine Cellars in Dundee, NY; Senior Business Consultant at Farm Credit Bank, Phelps, NY; Senior Extension Faculty, Cornell University; Production Manager, Bob Evans, Columbus, OH; and Quality Control Supervisor, Con Agra, Grayson, KY. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science in Economics at The Ohio State University where he was also employed as an Economics Research Assistant. Additionally, Steve has a Master of Business Administration from The McGregor School of Antioch University. Steve has received Dale Carnegie awards for Leadership, Human Relations, and Public Speaking and is a BREI certified Business Retention and Expansion Master Consultant; a Certified Tax Preparer; and a licensed Life, Health, Accident, and Annuity Producer.
His more than 25 years’ experience working for and consulting with family businesses began in quality assurance and production management positions in the Midwest. Later, he moved to Upstate New York to work for Cornell University, authoring 16 publications and consulting with hundreds of family businesses on topics such as profitability improvement, business expansion, business financing, and succession planning. In subsequent positions, Steve advised and worked with entrepreneurs in New York’s growing Finger Lakes wine region. Steve currently works for Clemson University providing consulting services for companies all over South Carolina.
Steve enjoys the great outdoors with activities such as hiking and kayaking. He loves reading for work (business management and economics) and for pleasure (fiction mostly, but some history too). To relax, he likes gardening, cooking, and wine making.
Steve moved to Bluffton, South Carolina, in early 2016 to be near his family and he is enjoying our area and the warmer climate.