Steve Dong: President/CEO
Steve earned an MBA in Marketing and Finance from UCLA. He was a brand and marketing professional at Procter and Gamble Company (P&G) in his early career.
In 1997, Steve began executive recruiting, focusing on the information technology (IT) industries. In 2000, he was appointed the Senior Vice-President of Recruiting Operations and New Venture Officer for Executive Search, Ltd, a midsize recruiting firm in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In 2001, Steve founded the IT recruiting company ITRI. In 2007, as the scope and geography of his recruiting businesses grew, Steve founded Human Capital Solutions, Inc. (HCSI). HCSI has since successfully served multinational and startup clients in North America and Asia. As a full-service retained executive search, executive consulting and contingency search firm, HCSI currently serves clients in the Engineering & Complex Manufacturing, Information Technology, Medical Devices, and Life Science industries.
In addition to running a recruiting business, Steve has a record of success in identifying and capitalizing upon market opportunities that drive new ventures & revenue growth, expand market share, and impede competition. He is accomplished in VC funding, business startup and scale up, forging strategic alliances, partnerships, and collaborations in the USA and China.
In 2010, Steve co-founded a VC-backed, high-tech company in China. He served as the Vice-Chairman and the first CEO and raised $16 million for the first-round funding. He has proven executive leadership and executive consulting experience in the area of strategy, marketing/branding, B2B and B2C business development, succession planning & human capital development, as well as in championing sustainable & disruptive innovation.
Steve has effectively consulted board-level and C-level executives of multinational and startup companies. He has demonstrated a proven successful track record in cross-industry, cross-function, and cross-cultural teams. He and his consulting team are passionate about adding significant value to the client companies in the area of corporate finance, private equity and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
To serve the community, Steve is a passionate leadership mentor and trusted adviser to leaders in corporate, entrepreneurial, and not-for-profit (NGO) arenas worldwide; helping leaders to lead better, add substantial value and create game-changing & world-changing legacies at work and at home.
He speaks three languages: English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, and has lived in China and the United States. He currently resides with his family in the greater Cincinnati area.
Contact Steve: firstname.lastname@example.org | 513.342.2805