Steve is President and Founder of Steve Heckler Associates (SHA), a Los Angeles based firm that specializes in executive coaching, team building, leadership development and high-level IT consulting. Working with business executives and their organizations, SHA advises clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies on key management issues including Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Organization Design, Team Assessments, Team Building and Communications, Management and Leadership Training, Change Management and Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity. Steve brings 35+ years of high technology experience to his consulting practice including key management roles with IBM, Activision, Bank of America, Lorimar Telepictures, PacTel Cellular (Air Touch), Health Net, Sony Pictures Entertainment and TVN Entertainment including 16 years as a CIO. Steve received an award from IBM for Outstanding People Management. Steve is a strong leader who understands the relationship between technology and the business and is extremely effective in working with senior management in improving this relationship. He is skilled in leading, mentoring and improving effectiveness in large to small sized companies across multiple industries on a global scale as required. Included in his client list are AT&T, Hyundai Capital, DIRECTV, Boeing Corporation, Black & Veatch, Disney, St. Jude Medical, The Getty, AARP, First American Title Corp., SAGE Publications, CBS Television, and many others. Steve is a BCC (Board Certified Coach). He is also a graduate of the Cal State Long Beach Coaching and Mentoring Program. Steve is the past President (2007-2008) of PCMA Los Angeles (Professional Coaches and Mentors Association). Steve is also a past board member of the Southern California Society for Information Management (SCSIM) where he has served on 12 boards over 23 years, including the role of chairman. Steve has also been associated with the Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL) where he served as a board member and chairman for 3 years on their Computer Training Project and was recognized by WCIL as the Businessman of the Year. Steve was part of the UCLA Executive-in-Residence program where he mentored Executive MBA students. Steve is also on the ACLU Foundation Board. Steve is certified in the Zenger-Folkman Extraordinary Leader 360 instrument and DISC Behavioral Profile Assessment tools. Steve holds a BSEE from City College of New York and an MSOR (Operations Research) and an MBA in Marketing from New York University. More about Steve can be found at his website www.stevehecklerassoc.com.