Clients We've Helped
Steve Tobak has been a trusted advisor to CEOs and business leaders for 25 years, first as a highly-successful senior executive in the technology industry and now as a Silicon Valley-based strategy consultant. He is passionate about solving complex problems, coming up with breakthrough ideas that deliver results and achieving enduring success for his clients.
Using proven methods that have helped countless executives and companies Tobak quickly identifies critical factors holding back business growth and leadership performance. He works with CEOs and their teams to determine necessary strategic, operational and organizational changes, then develops practical action plans that are uniquely tailored to deliver sustainable growth.
Engaging with leadership teams across the organization, Tobak brings insight and clarity to bear on their most critical issues, opportunities and decisions. His methods are flexible and scalable for clients big and small across all geographies and markets. And he has a proven track record of getting it right and delivering breakthrough results.
What separates Tobak from other strategic advisors and management consulting firms?
Experience, innovation and passion. As a top executive for several disruptive public companies and high-growth startups that achieved IPOs, innovation is in his DNA. He brings that and a passion for turning complex problems into success stories to his consulting practice. And when needed he can bring in experts who are just as experienced and passionate about their work as he is, not MBAs right out of school.
Truth and integrity. He doesn’t waste time or mince words. He doesn’t use management jargon or popular fads. He never lets the status quo or organizational dysfunction get in the way of finding the truth and coming up with innovative strategies and optimized plans for his clients. And he always tells them what they need to hear, not what they want to hear.
Measurable results with no surprises. He doesn’t just help clients solve critical problems, make smart decisions, create lasting change and achieve breakthrough results – he does all that on time and on budget. He also uses a sliding billing scale and is willing to risk a portion of his fee in certain cases. In other words, his services are fair and reasonable for startups, small businesses and non-profits.
Don’t just take his word for it; read some of his clients' testimonials and results stories. And when you’re ready to take yourself, your leadership team and your company to the next level, book a free 30-minute consultation.
"Steve quickly identified primary issues and opportunities and worked with our team to determine necessary changes in our strategy, organization and processes. Within days it was as if he had spent years in our business. I value his experience, clarity, insight and his willingness to tell me what I need to hear."- Brad van Dam, President & CEO, Marich Confectionery Company
"Steve removes the fluff and gets right to his point, sharing what others might feel but don’t have the guts to say. Whether I agree or not, I can always count on an original opinion that leaves me thinking."- Tim Leman, Chairman & CEO, Gibson
"Since Tobak 'grew up' in the tech industry he deeply understands technology and its applications. I've never worked with a better business strategist."- Bruce McWilliams, CEO of Bossa Nova Robotics, former CEO of Tessera Inc., now Xperi
"Steve Tobak gets it right about leadership and all of its challenges."- Mark V. Hurd, CEO of Oracle
"Anyone running a company—high-tech or otherwise—will treasure Steve Tobak’s advice. He provides insights that clearly spell out what it takes to be successful in a competitive world."- Philippe Kahn, CEO of Fullpower Technologies, founding CEO of Borland
"I particularly appreciate that Steve consistently takes a strong position that causes one to reflect on and challenge their own core beliefs."- Doug Mack, CEO of Fanatics
"American business has become more about gaining funding and headlines than about gaining customers. Investors and startup parties are sexy; controlling costs and building a team are trivial. Don't be fooled. Steve Tobak certainly isn't; he is a trusted source in a sea of pretenders."- Rick Myers, Founder and CEO, Talent Zoo
"Tobak's a great strategist. He would certainly be on my short list as one of The Valley’s best for companies seeking advice about their corporate, marketing or positioning strategy."- Phil Dauber, Former CEO, Memorex, nCHIP; COO, Hal Computer