Richard Steele


Dickie has over two decades of experience in corporate strategy and organizational consulting. At SYPartners, he’s led work across IBM globally, partnering with senior leaders to establish new strategies and tools to transform the way they work.

Previously, as a partner at Marakon Associates, Dickie advised clients across the consumer goods, media, and financial services sectors. As a senior partner and head of the New York office at The Bridgespan Group, he worked in the social sector, tackling problems relating to education, technology, and global development for The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Omidyar Network, and The United Nations Foundation, among others.

Dickie has written extensively on strategic management for publications including Harvard Business Review and Forbes. He also teaches a course on leadership at The School of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University, and serves on the boards of The Atlantic Council, College Spring, and The DO School, a disruptive higher education startup. He studied at Durham University and has an M.B.A with distinction from INSEAD.

He lives in New York and is married to neuroscientist Sarah Stanley, with whom he has two children, Evie and Felix.