Steve is one of the world’s leading integrity consultants. Described by the Wall Street Journal as “one of the most sought consultants to keep companies on the straight and narrow,” he has done ethics and compliance work in 51 countries for over a hundred of the world’s finest organizations. Since running an ethics think tank in Chicago in 1990, Steve has shaped the field in frequent presentations and publications for the Ethics and Compliance Association, Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Conference Board, Practising Law Institute and many others.
Much of Steve’s recent work has involved assessing ethics and compliance programs and culture. Several examples of Steve’s work since starting Integrity Insight International in 2014 are summarized below: *Conducted an independent assessment of the ethics and compliance program of a Top 20 government contractor as part of an agreement with the US Department of Defense. Recommendations were deemed fair, reasonable and helpful. *Assessed the integrity culture of a 35,000 employee professional services firm that wanted to understand employee perceptions about “Speaking Up.” Focus groups in eight countries yielded actionable insights for Compliance and Senior Leadership. *Conducted an independent audit of the ethics and compliance program for a multibillion dollar subsidiary of a Fortune 50 corporation as part of an agreement with an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security. *Served as the culture expert on the corporate monitoring team appointed by the US Department of Justice to oversee one of the 20 biggest global banks.*Assessed the ethics and compliance program of a real estate firm owned primarily by a private equity company that wanted outside recommendations on how the firm could strengthen its program without adding unnecessary friction or cost. *After being approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US *Department of Justice, conducted an independent assessment of the ethics and compliance program and culture of a Wall Street firm. In addition to assessment and monitoring work as part of corporate agreements with the government, Steve continues to serve as a trusted, “go-to” adviser for CEOs, GCs, and Compliance Officers. - Train Boards of Directors and leadership teams in an engaging, entertaining way *focused on the roles and responsibilities of participants. - Conduct risk, program and culture assessments to help Ethics & Compliance officers, leadership teams, and Boards allocate resources appropriately.
Steve founded Ethical Leadership Group in 1993, sold it to Navex Global in 2009, and founded III in 2014. He received his ethics training in the real world of business and at Harvard University’s Divinity School, where he received a Master of Theological Studies degree. He has his MBA and BA from University of Chicago, and studied international organizational development in the Graduate Business School at Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium.