Steve Thompson

Director of GrowthPlay and EDP


Steve has been working with Driehaus Private Equity since 2010 and collaborates with Portfolio Companies to maximize growth through human capital support and expertise. He is currently a Director of GrowthPlay, Force Management, and EDP. He has previously served on the Board of Directors with Syntac Coated Products, Focus4Media, BOSIGlobal and the Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center.

With more than 30 years of experience in human capital and general management, he has developed an impressive track record in helping companies scale through building successful leadership teams and effective management processes. Prior to joining Driehaus, he was the Founding Principal of the Human Capital Practice for Sterling Partners, a Chicago-based mid-market private equity group with approximately $4 billion under management.

Previuos to his 10+ years with Sterling, he was a Senior Vice President of Human Resources for American Pharmaceutical Services, NeighborCare, and Vitalink Pharmacy Services. His prior experience also includes Datapoint, ManorCare, and Gulf + Western Industries.

Steve received a B.A. degree in Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University.

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