Stephen Quigley

Blue Cay Consultants

Ownership and Management Transition: Some Hard Lessons and Practical Approaches

Steve is veteran of employee-owned businesses. He is an environmental engineer who cultivated his career in professional service, and until September 2019 was one of two Executive General Managers leading the 4,000-person strong North American business of a global consulting firm. Steve spent the bulk of his career delivering complicated technical solutions to clients with environmental problems.

Steve began his career in a partnership with 175 employees and was part of the team that evolved the business, distributed its ownership, re-drew the fundamentals of the firm’s shareholder structure, grew the business to 3,000 people in North America, then negotiated and implemented a merger into a global employee-owned consulting firm.

Steve is now in a unique position to assist others in managing and making change, developing their strategic plans, developing their leaders and growing their businesses. Steve is a chemical engineer by training and is a licensed professional engineer in Canada and the US.

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