Joe Steele consults to international corporations on strategically managing their human resource needs in today's global economy. He performs executive coaching for senior and middle management focusing on leadership, career development and performance. Joe also designs and facilitates workshops for management and non-management dealing with the challenges of communicating cross-culturally and building effective teams within a diverse workforce. For organizational development purposes, Mr. Steele conducts climate surveys of the work environment identifying strengths and areas for improvement to better equip the workforce in adapting to the changing needs of the business. He also reviews employment policies and practices to assess issues of inclusion/exclusion with both U.S. and international staffs.
Joe's clients have included Allfirst Bank, AT&T, Ameritech, BP Oil, Deloitte & Touche, Dupont-Merck Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly, Fleet Bank, Harris Bank, Hewlett Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Hovnanian Enterprises, JPMorganChase Bank, Mellon Financial Corp., Mobil Oil, Morgan Stanley Investment Bank, Motorola, Northern States Power, Procter & Gamble, Seagram Beverage Company, Sony Music, Toronto Dominion Bank, Tropicana, and others.
Prior to consulting and his affiliation with Picture That, Joe held various positions in banking and corporate finance. From 1979-1981, he worked with Chase Bank as an international credit auditor, conducting branch examinations in 10 foreign countries. Upon receiving an MBA, Joe joined CBS, Inc. working with the Latin American treasury operations. In 1985, he entered investment banking, initially with Citibank and then later with Bankers Trust, where he remained until 1990. During this period, he worked almost exclusively with multinational corporations doing business in Brazil, commuting from New York and eventually living in Sao Paulo. Joe is fluent in English and conversant in Portuguese.
Joe was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where he attended St. Xavier High School. He received his BA in Economics from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School with a concentration in Finance and International Business.
Mr. Steele's professional affiliations include membership in the Diversity Leadership Forum, the Organizational Development Network of New York and the American Society for Training and Development.