Stephen is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Symantec, a global security software company. In this role, Stephen is responsible for the corporate strategy, as well as business segment management, including consumer, enterprise, commercial, public sector, and government. He also oversees IT, sales, and marketing operations including the strategic direction for sales and marketing.
Prior to joining Symantec, Stephen was president of Best Buy Digital, Global Marketing and Strategy. He was tasked with accelerating the transformation and growth agenda of Best Buy through the advancement of key global business units and core business capabilities.
Prior to joining Best Buy, Stephen was executive vice president, Digital Ventures, and chief information officer of Starbucks. A key member of Starbucks’ transformation team, Stephen designed and led the company’s efforts to enhance the overall global business operations and improve the customer experience through the use of innovative technology and digital experiences worldwide.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon where he was an offensive guard on the football team, and he has an MBA from San Francisco State University.