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Steve Sharp

Steve Sharp

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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Steve Sharp has 36+ years’ experience as a business executive, board member and business consultant, spanning startups to Fortune 500 companies.  Category experience includes consumer packaged goods, office products and software, printing, graphic films, durable goods, chemical compounding and molding, and aerospace.  BA from Occidental College in psychology and economics and MBA from Anderson Graduate School of Management (UCLA), finance/marketing.  Worked at Avery Dennison in marketing and general management both in B2C and B2C businesses.  Led marketing/new business development and operations/quality/planning/product engineering/HR/EHS at Trojan Battery (batteries), and marketing at Rain Bird (irrigation) and Mag Instrument (flashlights). Most recently was COO at Cabeau, a stage 1 company (travel accessories).  5½ years as a business consultant: owns and leads Sharp Performance Consulting, which serves primarily small-to-medium-sized manufacturing and distribution businesses in strategy, execution and driving growth.  Served on two nonprofit boards: World Vision and currently with the Shepherd’s Pantry.