As the Director of Innovation Partnerships at Banner Health, Steve is responsible for full cycle partnership management. His team acts as the front door for external innovators and leads the organizational efforts around identifying, evaluating, managing, and growing innovation partners. Prior to joining Banner, Steve held roles in consulting for over 20 years, where he led and influenced change across multiple industries including healthcare, energy/natural resources, higher education, nonprofit, retail, manufacturing, logistics and food products. Steve earned his Master of Business Administration from Grand Canyon University and his undergrad from the University of Idaho. Steve currently resides in Phoenix, AZ with his wife and young daughter, in his free time he coaches a local high school wrestling team and enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors.