Managing Director, Career Services | Senior Executive Coach
“I am motivated by ‘what could be.’ I see change as an opportunity to drive business and focus on creating measureable outcomes from innovative people-oriented strategies.”
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Steve Spires is the Managing Director of Career Services and a Senior Executive Coach with BPI group.
Steve joined the company in 2009, bringing extensive executive leadership experience in managing and growing businesses ranging from Fortune 100 companies including Milliken, General Electric and Tyco International, as well as private equity firms with holdings in diverse industries. Steve has served as an executive coach to numerous individuals and consultant to executive management in strategy and team development for more than a decade.
In his current role, Steve oversees the delivery of the firm’s career services and outplacement services in North America, and manages the BPI group offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Tampa, Florida; Birmingham, Alabama; and Greenville, South Carolina. He focuses on building and expanding relationships with organizations and individuals throughout the region, while sharing the firm’s global presence and expertise.
Prior to joining BPI group, Steve was president and CEO of Executrack, an Atlanta-based career transition and management consulting firm. BPI group acquired Executrack in 2009, giving the firm its first presence in the Southeast. He also previously served as President and CEO of NMC/Focal Point, a producer of high-end architectural and building products, and of REI Holdings, with numerous operating entities in the U.S. and Europe. Among his other executive experience, Steve worked as president and CEO of Wesley International, a product and service provider to the supply chain industry, and he was a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of a global HR consulting firm.
Steve holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and The Moore School at the University of South Carolina, where he also obtained a bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology. He has been an associate with the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business in leadership development and is certified by Management Research Group and Culture Link.
Steve serves on the Board for the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business and also serves on the Advisory Board for the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club and was on the advisory board of the Society of Human Resource Professionals.