Aberdeen Group: Bio - Stephen Gold
Executive Leadership : Stephen Gold
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As President, Mr. Gold is responsible for executing on the strategic direction of Aberdeen, tactical product and marketing development, as well as supporting day-to-day operations of the organization.
Before joining the AberdeenGroup, Mr. Gold was the President & CEO of Azerity (acquired by Model N), a sell-side e-business enterprise software provider that enabled manufacturers to create a highly efficient sales environment by synchronizing complex business processes across and between the entire selling chain.
He has an extensive background in both high tech manufacturing and software development.
Mr. Gold has held senior positions in sales, marketing, procurement and materials management for both successful start-up as well as notable publicly traded companies.
As vice president of marketing for Digital Market (acquired by Agile, Nasdaq:AGIL) Mr. Gold
had responsibility for product marketing, supplier relations, business development (partnerships), and marketing communications (collateral, advertising, and PR).
In this capacity, the company achieved wide spread recognition.
Prior to Digital Market he held the title of VP of marketing at Reptron Electronics (NASDAQ: REPT) and was responsible for product marketing, distribution purchasing, vendor relations, marketing communications, field application engineering, asset management, programming center, and telemarketing.
Mr. Gold was also responsible for the quote group, purchasing staff, and asset management for the contract manufacturing arm of Reptron (K-Byte).
He joined Reptron in 1993 ($72M) and was one of seven key managers to take the company public in 1995.
While with Cal-Abco
(a Packard Bell affiliate), Stephen
held several key positions.
Hired as a regional manager he was quickly promoted to VP of Sales, Central U.S. with seven branch offices.
also took on the role as VP of Marketing for a line of computer products (named Legend) targeted at system integrators and aggregators.
As President and founder of Computer Renaissance, Stephen pioneered the concept of used computer retailing.
The company operated stores throughout the east, northeast, and southeast United States.
was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year from Carnegie-Mellon
and received the Pennsylvania Small Business
Administration (SBA) Entrepreneur of the Year for his
Stephen holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University.
has been a featured speaker over the past several years at conferences sponsored by the Institute for International Research, BusinessWeek, Dataquest, Gartner Research, the Electronics Industry Association, Internet Commerce Expo, Electronic Industry Data Exchange Forum, Electronics Distribution Show, WESCON, National Association of Purchasing Managers and various Universities
has also contributed editorial content to various publications including Buyer's News
, Electronic Business
, and EE Times