Stephen Anderson, Managing Partner of Marquis Advisory Group

Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson

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Stephen Anderson is the Managing Partner of Marquis Advisory Group in San Francisco, CA.

Profile: Established my first consulting practice in San Francisco in 1993 after 30 years as a journalist, executive staff and operations manager, entrepreneur and executive in firms in New York and Philadelphia.

Professional Experience

Marquis Advisory Group: Managing Partner, San Francisco, CA. A founder of this international consulting practice established in 2009 with offices in San Francisco, California as well as Sydney and Brisbane, Australia. The geographic focus of Marquis is on Australia and New Zealand. Marquis’ business focus is in advising Australian and New Zealand firms interested in entering the United States on organizational  and operational structure and strategy. 2009-present.

IG Partners Inc: Managing Director, Redwood Shores, CA. A founding partner in this diversified consulting practice formed to address all the primary issues companies face from human resources and financial planning to organizational structure, sales and marketing and operational quality processes. 2003-2009

Six Sigma Group Inc: Founder of this San Francisco, CA based organization focused on the technology industry and its supporting services. Emphasis was on investor strategy and development as well as quality process management. Silicon Valley Bank was the firm’s first client, and over the next 7 years the firm successfully gained a foothold in Silicon Valley with clients such as Yahoo!, USWeb-CKS, PC Tel, Inc. Six Sigma Group also obtained its first Australian client, a biotechnology company that was publicly listed on Nasdaq and the Australian exchange ASX. This led to developing close working relationships with the commercial development offices of some Australian universities, venture capitalists and the banking industry.

Westmoreland Coal Company: Vice President of Quality Management and Corporate Communications. A Fortune 500 natural resources company with properties in Montana, Colorado, West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky and headquarters in Philadelphia, PA.  Here the assignments were quite broad. Led and managed a corporate wide change in management methodology that resulted in increased profitability, a new and independent contract with the United Mine Workers and a strike-free downsizing. Established the company as an industry leader in environmental issues, community development, education and corporate responsibility. Established new industry standard for crises management and implemented it following an underground mine explosion that killed five employees and nationwide media coverage. 1974-1993

ESB Incorporated: Director of Corporate Communications. A broadly diversified, international Fortune 500 company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA that had lost its clarity to professional investors due to the diversification.  Implemented a new Wall Street investor communications strategy and listing on NYSE. Initiated a corporate name change. Established ESB as a leader in industrial corporate responsibility in its major markets through proactive community and media education.  Selected to manage strategy for a newly acquired heart pacer division. An unfriendly takeover was launched on the company, which required the development of a public relations defense strategy and implementation. 1967-1974

ShirtBoard Impressions Inc. President and Founder. Established shirt boards (the cardboard backing used in men’s laundered shirts) in Philadelphia as a national advertising medium, with advertisers interested in reaching men such as Gillette, Kodak and other products men purchase. Sold the business to a Philadelphia advertising agency. 1966-1967

TelePrompter, Inc. Director of Corporate Strategy at Cherry Hill, New Jersey based division. Established and executed a strategy for TelePrompter’s new, endless loop four track tape technology competing against the reel-to-reel cassette eight-track tape technology. 1965-1966

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McGraw-Hill Inc. New Consumer Products Editor- Electronic News at New York McGraw-Hill headquarters. A new publication for McGraw-Hill serving the consumer electronics industry from manufacturing through retailing. First year of publication with a new staff and the power of McGraw-Hill was dynamic. 1963-1965

The New York Times, Sunday Magazine and Book Review editorial staff. Selected to join the New York Times editorial staff development program.  Very quick immersion of all aspects of the editorial side of the magazine and book review with increasing responsibilities.  Responsibilities included research, background checks on articles, minor editing, and encouragement to make recommendations for articles.  A contractual strike by the editorial members guild made a difficult choice to leave. 1961-1963.

Corporate Boards

Insight Systems Inc. Software company based in Raleigh, NC

RetMed Inc.  Australian opthamological drug development company-Sydney, Aus.

Zaxis (Nasdaq)  Medical technology company based in Cleveland, OH.

Advisory Boards

Exinda, Inc. – WAN Optimization Software-Boston, MA

Insight Systems Inc.-Software-Raleigh, NC

Verdafero-Software-San Francisco, CA

Non-Profit Boards

Association for Corporate Growth – San Francisco-1997-2000

Philadelphia Distance Run- Philadelphia, PA-1983-2000

Philadelphia Girl Scouts-Philadelphia, PA-1970-1974

United States Track & Field-Indianapolis, Indiana -1980-1990  (Chairman of Communications)

National Coal Association-Washington, D.C.-1984-1992-(Chairman of Government Relations)

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