Steve Deppe is a C-level executive with broad based experience in public and private businesses as well as nonprofit organizations. Since July of 2013 he has been President of S.L. Deppe & Associates a consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and governance for privately held companies. He is considered an expert in principle centered leadership and has developed a Leadership Planning Model that serves as the foundation for his strategic planning work. His practice has recently expanded to include a limited number of executive coaching clients.
In his most recent operating position, Mr. Deppe served as President of A.J. Antunes & Co., a privately held manufacturer of equipment for the global food service industry. He has served as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development and President, Antenna Products Group for publicly traded PCTEL. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer at MAXRAD, President, Communications Systems Division at Dukane and held Director level positions in Sales and Marketing at Rockwell Automation. He has in-depth experience in the global markets for factory automation, communications, healthcare, food service and water filtration.
Mr. Deppe’s governance experience includes service on the board of directors at Shure, Inc., Sinclair Technologies, the Purdue Technology Center for Northwest Indiana and the Delnor Health System. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the College of St. Thomas.
He and his wife Nancy reside in Silverthorne, Colorado but travel frequently to the Chicago area for business. He enjoys time with his three children and their families as well as skiing, golfing and playing the acoustic guitar.