Steve Weitzner

Adjunct Professor
Department of Design & Innovation
Weatherhead School of Management

Steve is a highly skilled and successful entrepreneur and business leader with more than three decades of diverse experience across multiple industries and possessing a unique combination of abilities and expertise.

Steve recently served as Chief Operating Officer of an institute within a large health system. Previously he sold, provided consulting and advisory services, and worked with technology, biotech, and manufacturing companies, leading services firms, NGO’s, hospitals and other health sector entities throughout the US and internationally.

Formerly, Steve was an economic development thought leader and one of the leading site selection consultants in the world serving corporations and public sector clients. He advised a wide variety of companies and organizations throughout North America, including many Fortune 50 firms, health systems, and state and local government agencies.

Steve’s experience and expertise include domestic and international advisory services, business development, selling professional services, negotiating, site selection and location analysis, economic incentives acquisition, financial modeling and decision analysis, target industry analysis, company creation, team building, change management, and economic and fiscal impact analysis.

Steve founded, built, and ultimately sold one of the leading firms in the world in its sector, and previously developed and led new advisory practices within Ernst & Young LLP and Coopers & Lybrand LLP. He is a CPA (ret.), holds a master’s degree in music performance, and an MBA from Duke University. He is a squash enthusiast (the game, not the vegetable), downhill skier, former chef, and is still fairly confident he will eventually figure out what he wants to be when he grows up.