Steve leads Signature Worldwide's international operations and plays a chief role in the strategic planning of the company. Under Steve's direction, Signature Worldwide has become a leading provider of training solutions specializing in sales and customer service in more than 50 countries.
Prior to Signature Worldwide, Steve held various positions in the hospitality industry, including director of operations for Gulf Shores Hotel Management, general manager of the Hilton Inn, Columbus, Ohio, and director of operations for Macomb Motel, Inc.
Steve has been honored as a recipient of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Business Services in Central Ohio, Business First's "Fast 50" Award, Governor's "E" Award for Excellence in Exporting, and U.S. Commerce Department's Export Achievement Certificate.
Industry Expertise (10)
International Trade and Development
Hotels and Resorts
Travel and Tourism
Training and Development
Professional Training and Coaching
Areas of Expertise (4)
International Franchise Relationships
Small Business Entrepreneurship
Western Illinois University: 1970
Don Farrell, Former Chairman | Signature Worldwide
Steve was the perfect balance we needed in the senior leadership position at Signature. He cuts through difficult problems and challenges and finds the best and simplest of solutions. He took Signature from a domestic company into one that is truly global, doing business with licensees in 44 other countries. Steve is smart, reliable and trustworthy....a very good man to do do business with.
Mike Paton, Former SVP, Sales & Marketing | Signature Worldwide
Steve Wolever is the consummate CEO. He is a highly capable executive who understands the value of setting clear objectives and trusting a team of effective leaders to achieve those goals. Most importantly, Steve genuinely cares about his company and its people. He truly wants everyone to benefit from their connection to Signature Worldwide, and works tirelessly to ensure customers, employees and partners feel good about their relationship with the company even after that relationship comes to an end. Thank you, Steve - I count you as a great role model and fast friend.
Sample Talks (1)
How To Build Healthy Franchise Relationships And Enhanced Performance
Under Steve's direction, Signature Worldwide has become a leading provider of training solutions specializing in sales and customer service in more than 50 countries. Learn from his entrepreneurial spirit and vast experience in building healthy franchises around the world.