Steve Plume has divided his Silicon Valley career between strategy consulting and executive marketing and strategy leadership roles, with companies from start-ups to global leaders. He is currently a Venture Partner with The Entrepreneurs' Fund IV, a seed-stage fund focused on cognitive computing, and he consults to early-stage B2B ventures, focused on driving revenue growth and market presence through go-to-market planning and hands-on implementation.
In corporate roles, Steve has served as Senior Marketing Director for the Dell Software Group, which collected Dell’s multiple enterprise software acquisitions, and as the marketing leader for Dell | KACE, one of the first of those acquisitions. Before joining Dell, Steve was the founding Vice President of Marketing at Accept Software, a provider of SaaS solutions for product management and portfolio strategy. While growing Accept from zero to acquisition by Artemis International, Steve had executive responsibility in Finance, Marketing, Business Development, and Professional Services.
Earlier in his consulting career, Steve’s practice focused on B2B/enterprise technologies. His many clients included established companies leading the first wave of the internet, including Apple, Adobe, Cisco, HP, IBM, Motorola, PeopleSoft, and Siebel, and a host of smaller companies, including some of the most successful IPOs of the 1990s, such as Aurum, Persistence, Sagent, and CommerceOne.
Steve has been a guest lecturer on strategy in at the Presidio Graduate School of Business and at the Hult International Business School, both in San Francisco, where he also enjoys coaching student consulting teams and judging business plan competitions.
The center enjoys the opportunity to work with executives from industry, consulting or government setting on areas of mutual interest. Executive fellows often advise, guide and collaborate with the center on shared topics of importance through workshops and roundtables, papers and cases, or engagement with students.