Steve HagertyFounder & Chief Executive Officer
Steve Hagerty is a management consultant, entrepreneur, business executive, and civic leader with more than 20 years of professional experience managing large federal programs and improving the public sector. He has led some of the nation’s largest, most complex, and most successful recovery efforts including the $7.4 billion 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, the $1.4 billion Hurricane Katrina Special Federal Community Disaster Loan Program, and the $12.5 billion NYC recovery after Superstorm Sandy. Over his 20-year career Steve has consistently been called upon by clients to provide strategic advice, find solutions to what seem to be intractable problems, and identify and assemble a team of professionals that has the right blend of managerial talent, functional and program expertise, and commitment to excellence.
Throughout his career Steve has served as a strategic planning, process improvement, quality control, change management, and financial consultant for a variety of clients including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the City of Los Angeles, the City of New York, the U.S. House of Representatives, the California Department of Forestry, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Forest Service, Fluor Corporation, IBM, and many other Fortune 500 companies.
Steve’s commitment to excellence – and one of the founding principles of Hagerty Consulting – is evidenced by the fact that there were no significant adverse audit findings for the $7.4 billion 9/11 Public Assistance Recovery or the $1.4 billion Hurricane Katrina Special Community Disaster Loan Program; and two Fortune 500 companies asked Steve to prepare their Quality Control Plans for two large federal contracts. Additionally, Hagerty’s innovations, such as the Incremental Cost Approach (ICA) and QuickBase® Disaster Financial Management, have been independently recognized as Best Practices by the federal government.
Prior to founding Hagerty Consulting in 2001, Steve served as a staff consultant, senior consultant, manager, and independent consultant at Price Waterhouse, and subsequently PricewatershouseCoopers, in their Office of Government Services. During his tenure at PwC, he contributed significantly to the development of the firm’s public sector practice, particularly in regard to FEMA; participated in the firm’s e-business council; and actively participated in the firm’s recruiting, mentoring, training, and staff evaluation process. Steve was regularly recognized as one of the top performing consultants in the Office of Government Services.
As President of Hagerty Consulting, Steve counsels clients on issues related to strategy, project management, business process, quality control, and performance objectives. Internally, he’s focused on providing his executives and managers with the resources, tools, and training needed to deliver outstanding client results.
Outside of the Company, Steve serves on the Advisory Board of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; the Board of Directors of First Bank & Trust, a $1 billion community bank; and the Board of Directors of Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.), a youth development organization that serves 1,300 students between the 3rd and 9th grades. Additionally, Steve has chaired a Mayoral Advisory Committee, served as the President of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, and helped Y.O.U. with its capital campaign. He frequently speaks to outside groups and in 2007 was asked to give the convocation address to the Maxwell School MPA graduates. As a result of his civic work and contributions to the community, Steve was recognized as the 2014 Business Person of the Year by the Evanston Chamber of Commerce.
Additionally, Steve is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, an Academy established by the United States Congress to to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations.
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