Steve Sato

BioSatoPicMay13cus5Steve Sato is the founder of Sato+Partners LLC, a management consulting and organization development practice specialized in making design and innovation groups more effective and efficient.

Steve has 13 years of experience as a consultant in customer-driven innovation, strategy and planning for Hewlett Packard, Samsung, Baltimore Ravens, Daimler-Chrysler, Motorola, Metro and Weirton Steel, while at Deloitte/Doblin Group, Accenture and Hewlett Packard. He has an additional eight years of experience in architecting and developing customer-centered innovation and experience design practice; he led building the capability world-wide at Hewlett Packard, and more recently consulted to companies such as Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Yahoo, The Hershey Company, Group Health and NetApp.

He has a Masters in Design from the Institute of Design at IIT, Masters of Engineering Management from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Illinois. Steve is a certified facilitator of Innovation GamesĀ®.