“Don’t be constrained by what is, open up your mind to what could be…”
– Steve Ciesinski
Board Member, Investor, and Advisor
Steve has been a trusted partner for public, private, and not-for-profit organizations, and he has served on strategy, compensation, audit, finance and investment, DEI, and other board committees. He’s equally adaptable to working with startup entrepreneurs as well as corporate officers of larger companies, serving in roles that provide significant value to their companies and initiatives.
Steve has been on the faculty at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) since 2009, creating new courses, writing case studies, and teaching on entrepreneurship and innovation topics. His current focus is on creating high-growth, tech-based companies and VC firms in developing economies. His lifetime service to Stanford includes board memberships for the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, the GSB Management Council, the Buck/Cardinal Club (athletic scholarships), and the GSB Dean’s Advisory Committee.
Executive Workshops and Speaking Engagements
He is a frequent speaker, moderator, and panelist at conferences and executive programs on digital transformation, innovation, entrepreneurship, venture capital, and related topics.
Steve has applied his leadership and organizational skills to a number of societal issues that require attention. He is heavily involved with the Yosemite Conservancy, LifeMoves (homeless shelters), Hidden Villa (social justice/environment), and other mission-oriented organizations.