Biography of Steven Cerri

Steven Cerri

Steven Cerri

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Facilitator – Coach – Speaker – Author

Specializing in Building High Performance Engineering Teams Through Soft Skills Development for Engineers, Technical Managers and Organizational Leaders

Since 1999, Steven has helped thousands of technical professionals enhance their communication, management, and leadership skills through innovative training programs, coaching, published articles, and IEEE-published book, and a popular blog on his website, As a sought-after speaker in the United States and internationally, he has presented at numerous industry associations including AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), and IEEE. As an adjunct professor for the prestigious Technology Management Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he teaches critical communication and business/entrepreneurship skills to graduate students. Some of his clients have included ViewSonic Corp, GeoGraphix (a division of Halliburton), and Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation.

Steven’s real world experience as an engineer, technical manager, organizational leader, and successful entrepreneur, coupled with his ability to understand and communicate with technical professionals, are what set him apart from other trainers. he began his career as an aeronautical engineer employed at Rockwell International Corporation working on Skylab, Shuttle, Shuttle Tug, and meteorological satellite programs. Throughout his career, he has managed individuals and teams in government and commercial organizations. He was part of a team that launched Infotec Development, a successful computer systems integration firm focused on Department of Defense programs. It was eventually bought by Pacer Systems; now part of the Titan Group. He has been a program manager, director of corporate training, vice president of engineering, chief operations officer, and divisional general manager.

In every position he has held, it became apparent that Steven had a knack for training and coaching his direct reports to achieve extraordinary results. With his passion and expertise for teaching others, he eventually launched his own consulting and training organization to assist technical organizations that want their engineers and technical managers to be as effective with people as they are with technology.

Master of Business Administration, Pepperdine University
Master of Science, Geophysics, University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, California Polytechnic University
Master of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Contributing Consultant/Speaker, PBS Television Series, “Taking the Lead: The Management 2000 Revolution”

Outstanding Professor Award, Technology Management Program, UC Santa Barbara

Contributing author of the book: “The Balanced Engineer: Essential Ideas for Career Development” (Vol 1) published by IEEE



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