Steve Walling is the Founder & CEO of SJW Strategic Solutions, LLC, a strategic business consulting group focused on small to mid-size businesses in transition and change. This organization has proven experience in strategic planning and implementation, talent and succession planning, and leadership development. Steve is also Founding Chairman of Fusion Pointe, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide technical assistance and mentoring to Southwest Florida’s most promising high growth early stage entrepreneurs.
Prior to launching SJW Strategic Solutions, Steve was the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Plasticolors, Inc., a manufacturer of high performance colorants and additives for the Plastics and Coatings markets. As a result of the company’s ongoing success, in 2012 Plasticolors merged with Colortrend, The Netherlands, a leading supplier of liquid colorants. The combined firm is now the largest independent liquid colorant and additive supplier in the world. Steve also held various sales and marketing management positions with Owens-Corning and served as General Marketing Manager, Specialty Products Division, National Standard.
Steve is a founding board member of Jumpstart as well as The Entrepreneurs Edge, focused on growing mid-sized companies, and Production Services, Toronto, a leading supplier of camera and lighting equipment for the entertainment industry. He currently serves on the boards of multiple corporations.
A graduate of Denison University, Mr. Walling also completed the Graduate Management Program at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, and the Owner President Management Program at Harvard University.