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Steve Ford

Steve Ford
OI Partners, Inc.

Steve was a founding director of OI Partners, Inc. (then Outplacement International) in 1987. From 1992 to 1995, Steve served as President, during which time the organization tripled in size and enhanced its reputation as the innovator in the career transition field. Steve led OI through the planning and implementation of a major restructuring to facilitate further growth. In 1997, he was interim Chairman and CEO. Currently, Steve is a Director for OI which has over 180 offices in 26 countries.

Steve was a founder of Fitzgerald, Stevens & Ford in 1981 and has been President since 1987. During this time Fitzgerald, Stevens & Ford has become known for its expertise in consulting with individuals and organizations going through change and coaching managers in managing the impact of change. Steve has developed FS&F's practices in Leadership Development, Executive Coaching and Assessment, Change Impact Consulting, Career Management, and Customized Management Training.

Steve has worked in the organization and employment change field since 1969. Between 1979 and 1984 he started two other human resource service firms: Carpenter Consultants, a placement agency, and Staff Management, an employee leasing firm. Previously, Steve worked for ten years with two employment agencies, including Rogers & Sands from 1971 to 1979.

Steve has an M.B.A. from Northeastern University and a B.A. from Denison University. Steve is a Certified Personnel Consultant. He has held leadership positions in a number of human resources, business, education, and new venture organizations.

2005 Conference
When to be George Patton or Eleanor Roosevelt: How to Coach Successfully


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