Steve is President of The Business Depot, LTD, which operates as Staples Business Depot throughout Canada, and as Bureau en Gros in the province of Quebec. He has been with the company since it was founded in 1991. Previously, he served as Vice President, Sales and Operations and as Vice President, Operations, Human Resources and Store Planning.
Before joining Staples, he was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Koffler and Associates where he was responsible for the operation of a chain of greeting card and stationery stores. Steve also worked in a variety of leadership positions at Superpharm Ltd and Shoppers Drug Mart Ltd, franchise pharmacy chains. Steve began his professional career with Abbott Laboratories in sales.
Steve is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Retail Council of Canada, a Director of EPCOR Utilities Inc., K–Bro Linen Income Trust Fund, and sits on the Advisory Committee of the School of Retail Management at Ryerson University in Toronto. Steve was born in Europe and raised in Windsor, Ontario. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in genetics from the University of Toronto.
Steve's favorite office product is the Staples® One–Touch™ stapler.