Biography

Stephen Davies is President and founder of Edge Initiatives, a management consulting firm based on Long Island that works with owners of small to medium sized companies. He is a seasoned entrepreneur with over thirty-five years of  business experience in diverse industries, and brings a unique perspective by combining a strong financial background with a proven track record in leading companies through explosive growth.

Major skills are in strategic marketing and positioning, time management, hiring, resolving management issues that affect growing companies and financial forecasting and control. Edge has completed projects in strategic planning, positioning and rebranding, team building and organizational development

Steve Davies spent twelve years at Barclays Bank where he was personal assistant to the Chairman and held a number of lending positions. He immigrated to Long Island in 1986 and founded US Computer Group, which grew from inception to become the largest independent computer service company in the Northeast.

Under his leadership the company grew at 45% a year for eight consecutive years to $25m in revenues and more than 200 employees. US Computer Group is on the INC 500 Hall of Fame and is the only company ever to have placed on the KPMG/Long Island Business list of the 25 fastest-growing companies on Long Island for eight consecutive years.

Subsequently, Davies was president of Sandata Technologies, the second largest software development company on Long Island. Since 2002 he has owned and run The Alternative Board in Nassau County, and he has grown it to the sixth largest TAB Chapter in the USA. TAB is a selective, by invitation only, membership organization made up of Presidents, CEOs and owners who meet in small structured boards on a monthly basis to improve the profitability of their companies.  There are over 60 members in eight different groups in Nassau County with new boards being added regularly.

Steve holds a Masters Degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University and has lectured as an Adjunct Professor at CW Post on 18th Century English Literature. He is an Associate of the Institute of Bankers in London, England and was named a regional winner in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year program in 1995. He is a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) and a Certified Professional Values Analyst (CPVA), and he uses assessments extensively in his consulting business.