Chief Financial Officer
Steve oversees Hawthorne’s Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Data Science departments. He has extensive financial leadership and agency experience, with both independent and conglomerate agencies.
As a former Corporate Controller within Omnicom’s TBWA Network, Steve led the accounting, financial reporting, financial analysis, and financial planning for The Integer Group which was comprised of nine previously independent agencies, acting as the liaison between the agencies and the network. In this role, he implemented enhancements and efficiencies including systematic implementations, shared services centers, and process improvements which resulted in reduced overhead costs and improve agency effectiveness. He also mentored and developed financial personnel who now are agency financial leaders.
Steve has a bachelor of arts in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa, a project management certificate from Colorado State University and a financial planning certificate from Metro State University of Denver. He is often found at aquatic centers supporting his children in their competitive swimming.