Steve Goldstein is a proven leader who has held executive positions with leading global brands, such as Chairman and CEO of American Express Bank, President of Sears Credit, and Citigroup, as well as several early-stage enterprises. Steve has been an investor, advisor, and interim CEO for more than 10 venture backed e-commerce companies. He currently works in the private equity industry as a Senior Advisor with the consulting and advisory firm Alvarez & Marsal, serves as Chairman of US Auto Sales, serves as a Senior Advisor to Milestone Partners and an Industrial Advisor to EQT Partners (a global private equity firm based in Stockholm).
He has also advised CEOs and private equity owners providing counsel on performance improvement with their companies in addition to acquisitions and merger integration opportunities. His talks are based on his Five Principles of Engagement and are interwoven with stories from global companies to mid-size companies to startups.
Steve make a list of what people owe you and what you owe them – stay on top of what moves the needle. ONWARD!
Get a good workout in – Steve starts every morning with exercise and is ready to go.
Steve thought he was going to be fired – and Steve tells the whole story here.
“The most important thing is engagement – roll up your sleeves – look ahead and make sure obstacles don't get in your way.”
“Everyone has value in an organization – regardless of the role they have.”
I would have had a maniacal focus on cash – don't allow your business to become vulnerable.
Treat every day like a new adventure – constantly innovate and be creative.
An individual would be independent – they will figure things out and not wait around for you.
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