Steve Benfield is a TechCXO Partner in the Product & Technology Group. He serves clients as a Chief Product Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Operating Officer, advisor and strategist for companies between $5M to $50MM.
As a transformational leader, Steve has had a 25 year career as a strategist, evangelist, marketer, and implementer of innovative solutions.
Specifically, Steve has entrepreneurial experience in product strategy & management, sales & marketing, consulting management, service delivery, and technology management.
Steve has a unique ability to find product/market opportunity and translate market needs into innovative and visionary products and services that advance the state-of-the-art in a market
Organizationally, he acts as a nexus between all stakeholders: development, product management, sales, marketing, services, customers, and investors. He often acts as a translator between technologists, marketers, customers, and executives.
During his distinguished career, Steve has been an executive leader with the following:
President/COO for onQ – With onQ, you can bring video to life, turning traditional static viewing into an energized, interactive group experience, supported by deep behavioral insights that facilitate dramatic improvements to content, communications, learning… and measurable outcomes. onQ completed $13M in Series A funding.
SVP Services & Content; CTO, Software Solutions; and Head of Profession Services and Technology Solutions for Promethean – At Promethean, Steve helped spearhead a shift from hardware to an integrated SaaS offering that compliments Promethean’s interactive classroom displays and hardware. Promethean serves over 125 countries and almost 1.5 million classrooms worldwide.
SVP, Customer Experience for Global Scholar – Steve led a 220-person services organization at a time of major organizational change and customer crisis.
In addition, as CTO & SVP Product Strategy for Spectrum K12 School Solutions, Steve was part of a turnaround management team that took the company from heavy losses to a successful exit and industry award winning solutions within three years.
Using early Artificial Intelligence to power complex business process modeling as CTO for Agents Software, Steve helped companies such as DHL cut their development time in half for their complex customer, customs, and logistics resolutions.
He was VP, Strategy & Technology Evangelism for ClearNova and CTO for SilverStream, as well as VP of Marketing for Bondi Software.
Steve received his BBA, Decision Science from Georgia State University‘s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He was honored as the Decision Science Student of the Year in 1994.