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Stephen  Puente, MBA - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Stephen Puente, MBA Stephen  Puente, MBA

Lecturer, EMBA Program | Loyola Marymount University


Part-Time Faculty


You can contact Steve Puente at puentecoaching@icloud.com.

Steve Puente is an elite executive coach trained by the Center for Creative Leadership with over 30 years of high-level human resource experience leading HR in three public companies and four divisions of Kraft Foods. He uses this diverse experience in working with CEOs and their executive staffs taking their companies to the next level of success.

Steve currently serves as interim executive director of human resources for Save Mart Companies in Modesto, CA. He specializes in leadership performance coaching and strategic human resource performance consulting focused on organization performance improvement driving profitable growth. He specializes in selecting and developing the right people, implementing the best processes, structure and culture in building a high performance organization. His mission is to "take companies to the next level by optimizing individual and organizational performance."

In addition to teaching in the LMU EMBA program, Steve also served as adjunct professor of the EMBA Program at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Education (2)

Memphis State University: EMBA, Business 1988

Villanova University: BS, Personnel Administration 1970

Areas of Expertise (7)

Executive Coaching

Hr Consulting

Strategic HR Management

Building Leadership Teams

Leadership Assessment and Development

Organizational Development

Cross-Functional Team Leadership

Accomplishments (1)

2003-2004 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (professional)

Webster University