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Steven Epner


Steve is founder and president of the Brown Smith Wallace Consulting Group. During his 35+ year career, he has built a reputation for assisting clients with the integration of strategic business planning, information systems and tactical requirements. He has also become a highly regarded industry expert.

Steve helps his clients develop, implement and fine-tune plans that will enable them to achieve their stated objectives and position their businesses for strategic life cycles. His expertise includes: Technically qualified meeting facilitator, Strategic business planning specialist, Process improvement, and Expertise in application system's life cycles.

Steve is a computer science graduate of Purdue University. He pioneered in early on-line systems and database environments and selected and implemented one of the first voice recognition systems in the United States. In 2007, Steve received a Master of Science degree in Technology from Purdue University. Then he was appointed Innovator in Residence at Saint Louis University.

Steve has published more than 800 articles in major business and trade publications. He has been quoted in the national business press, including the Wall Street Journal and has authored or contributed to numerous books: The Millennium Strategies Workbook (author), Distribution Executive’s Answer Book (author), Electronic Commerce for Distribution Channels (co-author), The Secret of Successful Boards (contributor), and The Secrets of Successful Retreats (contributor).

He is the founder and past president of the Independent Computer Consultants Association, a founding member of the EDI Coalition of Associations and a member and past chapter president of the National Speakers Association (NSA). In 2000, the NSA awarded Steve the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.