director of concept development
For the past 15 years, Steve has applied design thinking to tough challenges, unlocking growth potential for several businesses. He has served as Head of Design, Partnerships at Automatic Labs, where he built strategic relationships and connected car services that helped partners innovate their business. Steve also spent 9 years at IDEO where he developed solutions for the transportation and built-environment spaces, creating new-to-the-world products, services, and design capabilities. He has worked with several organizations, including government agencies, energy utilities, the US Navy, Fortune 100 companies, academic institutions, startups, and non-profits. He devotes much of his time to leading and mentoring design teams inside client organizations to create innovative products and digital experiences while helping to internalize design thinking. His portfolio includes award-winning automotive dashboard design, office furniture and medical injection devices (all for which he holds patents). Steve serves as an adviser to several startups and organizations, and frequently speaks at conferences and other events. His writing has been published in The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, and Rotman magazines.