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Steve Ross

About Steve Ross

Strategic Business and Human Change Specialist

Steve’s consulting and professional career spans over 30 years and has included hands on assistance to private sector organisations in strategic and business planning, sales and marketing, financial management, human resource management including change management, leadership development and mentoring.

Professionally Steve undertook a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting at University of South Australia early in his career. Steve developed quickly into a variety of senior accounting roles which then developed into commercial, general management and ultimately CEO roles.

Steve’s skills and experience have been developed over many years working in a range of organisations that needed significant change to be successful. Steve played a key role within many organisations in building successful businesses that were previously not performing to their potential. This played a key part in developing a skillset and mindset that could be used to help organisations be successful. Not only did Steve find this very stimulating and challenging, it also gave him great satisfaction in helping businesses he worked in enjoy success.

At a point in time Steve decided to ply his skills to help many businesses as a consultant and over the past 15 years has done just that. Steve has worked as a consultant for the past 15 years joining Gibsons in 2006 as a senior consultant and then purchasing the business with his business partner Paul Dignam in 2010.

As a Strategic Business and Human Change Specialist consultant, Steve has helped a range of Small to Medium Enterprises and Government Entities with issues and challenges and ultimately partnered them in a journey towards business improvement and excellence.

Steve achieves this by following a very simple process.

Diagnosing the issues and opportunities facing the business,
Developing strategies and plans to build a business that addresses the issues, takes advantage of the opportunities and delivers outcomes consistent with the owners and key stakeholders vision and goals for the business and for themselves.
Assist the owners and the management team to develop the relevant people, skills, culture, systems and structure to effectively transform the business into a high performance business and then to sustain it.

Capabilities and Specialisations

Whilst Steve possesses a broad range of skills across a range of disciplines he achieves success through high level strategic and tactical skills coupled with exceptional people skills that enable him to develop solutions and strategies, and with owners and managers successfully implement those solutions and strategies within his clients.

Key Capabilities include:

  • Strategy Development
  • Strategic and Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Financial Analysis and Review
  • Change Management
  • Coaching, Mentoring and Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Building High Performance Teams
  • Measuring and Managing Business Success

Applying these capabilities and skills are only effective when a relationship based upon trust exists between the client and consultant – Trusted Advisor. Working together in that way has provided a powerful framework for personal and business success for many individuals and businesses.

The following are examples of successful consulting partnerships undertaken across a range of businesses and industries:

Developed and implemented practical strategic and business plans across a range of businesses and industries facilitating growth and substantial improvement in financial and operational performance.

Implemented change management and leadership development strategies and processes to successfully improve the performance of businesses and the teams driving that performance.

Developed and implemented major succession strategies plans to assist a quasi-government entity change its business model to a model based on systems and processes supported by effective teams rather than on key individuals.

Business restructures to improve financial, operational or human performance.

Developed and implemented effective sales and marketing strategies and plans to position businesses to take maximum advantage of their unique selling proposition in what is of value to the marketplace it serves.

Effectively mentored, coached and advised owners, key managers and management teams into becoming more effective in their roles and more effective as teams within the business with demonstrable improvements in individual and business performance.

Industry Experience

  • Mining Services
  • Professional Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Horticulture
  • Wholesale & Retail
  • Government
  • Not For Profit

 


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