Steve Wasik

Steve Wasik

CEO | President | General Manager
Currently: Principal at SDW Consulting
Location: Mount Kisco NY
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Courageous leader, specializing in strategically and creatively building strong Consumer Product organizations and driving record level sales growth & profitability – and has achieved these goals on three separate occasions! A 20+ year history of success at blue chips (Cadbury Schweppes & Chanel) as well as building start-up ventures and jumpstarting stalled businesses both in the USA and internationally. Two-time expatriate (Paris & Zurich) who has developed multi-national organizations, worked successfully with diverse cultures, and been forced to sleep overnight on the floor of the Moscow airport (long story!) Award-winning, strategic marketer adept at directing agencies and creatively building winning brands. Able to hit the ground running as evidenced by accomplishments across diverse Consumer Product categories (Food, Beverage, Health, Beauty, Toys, Outdoor, and Household Goods). Clear understanding of the Private Equity world, having worked with 4 PE firms. Additionally, have consulted for Private Equity companies (such as Riverside) resulting in several acquisitions of Consumer Product businesses. While a student at UConn, joined ROTC and served as an officer in the Connecticut National Guard; US Army Airborne qualified. At age 20, as a college intern at Richardson-Vicks (now P&G), fell in love with CPG Brand Management. Driven to attain MBA from #1 B-school Kellogg and completed prestigious one year, full time program. Most unique job: As a new UConn grad, traveled around USA in a van (9 months of year) training distributors on the fundamentals of ball bearings. Stopped in every state but North Dakota… but have seen movie Fargo, so can check this off my list! Specialties: CEO | President | General Manager | CPG | Private Equity | Turnarounds | Start-ups | Leadership | Team building | International | Sales management | Strategic planning | Brand building | New product development | Supply chain management | Creativity | Integrity

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