Mr. Canepa is responsible for the P&L of a market-leading global organization working with firms in the Telecommunications, Cable, Entertainment, On-line, Games, Advertising, Broadcast, Publishing, Satellite, Sports, Music, Search, & Social segments. Steve has grown the business into one of the largest providers of solutions and services to the Industry and IBM’s top performing Industry Division. He is a trusted advisor to customers and partners regarding transformation in the Digital era.
Steve’s career has been centered on innovation and highlighted by increasingly complex leadership roles in General Management, Sales, Strategy, Marketing, Consulting and Business Development. A highly effective team builder who inspires lasting relationships with empowered employees, clients and partners, Steve is adept at scaling profitable multi-billion dollar global organizations.
A long-serving member of IBM’s Global Leadership Team, he serves on the IBM Global Transformation Team. Steve is a member of IBM’s Sales Leadership Team, Industry Academy and is IBM’s Senior Location Executive for the Los Angeles area. Steve has held a number of significant leadership positions in IBM’s Sales, Product and Services divisions. Over his career, he has also worked with customers in the Finance, Electronics and Retail Industries.
Steve has been an active member of many Boards, including Digital Domain (culminating with the successful sale of the business). He is currently serving on the Boards of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the technology committee of NATAS (EMMY), USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab and USC’s Marshall Center for Global Innovation. He has also served on MusiCares (Grammy Foundation), Digital Hollywood and a number of other Industry Boards. With a commitment to the welfare of children, he has been a long serving member of the Boards of the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Fund and Junior Achievement of So CA.
Steve earned two BA degrees from UCLA, in Economics and Political Science (with national honors), and also a MBA in Corporate Finance from UCLA’s Anderson School (with highest honors). He has also completed studies in the Wharton School’s financial management program and Harvard University’s executive curriculum on strategy formation.