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About Steve Riege | Ovation Leadership

About Steve Riege

Trusted Advisor To Successful Leaders

Passionately helping Executive Leaders discover how to sleep at night, through personal clarity and problem solving as their Business Advisor and Consultant.


As President of Ovation Leadership, Steve is active with Leaders in visioning, conflict resolution, strategic planning, succession planning, organizational development, retained search, and human resources.

He has transformed many successful business leaders and teams in his focused role as executive coach.  Working as a confidential trusted advisor, and board member to Owners, Presidents, CEO’s, has created a wealth of best practice experiences that Steve uses to help leaders survive the recession and now prepare for the recovery before us.  Through extensive study and interaction with business leaders Steve has developed his theory of the Rare Leader™, captured through 12 competencies and behaviors of leadership

Steve is the producer and host of your Premier Business Networking Event, 123@5 where you “make  friends, and business follows”.  He shares his expertise regularly in public speaking engagements, and his new book, “The Rare Leader™” is expected to be released in 2013.

Steve earned his B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and continued academic activities through extensive continuing education.  He has held NASD securities licenses 7,8,24, & 63.  While at Robert Baird & Co. Incorporated, He started and directed growth in Baird’s Human Resources Department, Corporate Real Estate and Facilities, and later led the Private Client Wealth Management Marketing Group, responsible for distribution of Mutual Funds, Annuities, Financial Planning and other client product solutions.  He has also assisted Financial Advisors from many Firms across the country through his engagement as a Key Account Manager and Wholesaler for a mutual fund.    Steve has served on the boards of several private, public and charitable organizations currently serving on the Boards of MEMBERS Mutual Funds and Ultra Series Funds, Stanek Tool Corporation, Forward Service Corporation, and recently with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and also as an Elder with Crossroads Presbyterian Church.

You are invited to read his blog on the Rare Leader™, follow Steve on Twitter, connect on Linkedin, and join him at the next 123@5.  Links are found on this website.