Steve is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Search Consultants International, part of the MRI Global Network, the world’s largest executive search network. Steve joined MRI in 1976 as an Executive Recruiter, and three years later, in 1979, started his own practice. He grew the operation to its present status of conducting global searches on behalf of several Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of midsize and small business clients. Steve Braun’s practice focuses on several areas including sports, healthcare, nonprofit, consumer packaged goods, marketing, cyber security, and accounting. Steve has been consistently recognized with Search Firm of the Year awards and top industry honors. He is a frequent speaker at global industry events and colleges.
“Steve’s years of deep and broad experience across important industries will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors,” said Mike Klein, Chairman. “We appreciate his willingness to serve as a director and look forward to benefiting from his judgment and counsel.”
In addition to his role at Search Consultants, Steve Braun is a partner with several professional sports players assisting players transitioning into after sports careers.
Complimenting his professional endeavors, Steve Braun serves as President of the Maryland Recruiters Association, Vice President of the Loyola University Sellinger Alumni Board, Advisory Council to the Maryland Cyber Association, Board member of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Board member of Warrior Centric Health, and the IBoard, an exclusive group of International Search Firms.
In the community, Steve is actively involved, a Board member of Junior Achievement, Chair of the St Jude’s Maryland Walkathan/5K, Ronald McDonald House Charities, on the executive committee for March of Dimes, Committee member of Cristo Rey, and Ambassador for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. He enjoys serving as a mentor for the NFTE, judging and advising young entrepreneurs’ business models, and at Loyola University, where he mentors senior business and MBA graduates.
After attending Guilford College in North Carolina, Steve received his MBA with honors at Loyola University.
Warrior Centric Health, LLC was launched in 2016 to bring Veteran health care advocacy and outcomes, curriculum development, and cultural and clinical training to the federal and commercial marketplaces. Over the years, WCH has leveraged their collective and extensive public/private-sector business experiences by providing education and medtech solutions to the government and private sectors.
“Having a senior recruiting professional like Steve Braun on our board enables us to quickly ramp up our product roadmap and enhance our services – especially the career development of clinical professionals as they become knowledgeable about and credentialed in Veteran Population Health,” stated Kate Van Name, COO. “I look forward to working with Steve on this.”