Steve Romero is a published and globally recognized IT governance evangelist and IT business value activist. His mission is to help enterprises realize the full potential of their IT investments for strategic and competitive advantage. He speaks around the world to companies in every business sector, federal and state government agencies, industry organizations, students, and information technology and business luminaries to identify and communicate leading advances in business governance and business management of IT.
Romero is an innovative, passionate IT professional with over 30 years experience working in almost every area of IT. For the past 15 years his career has focused on helping large enterprises transform their IT organizations from cost centers to strategic assets. Steve is a recognized expert in business governance of IT, Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), business process management, and IT business management processes. He is a Certified Process Master, a certified Information Systems Security Professional, a certified Project Management Professional, ITIL Foundation certified, and a Certified Computer Professional.
Romero’s is the founder of Romero Consulting and he is a principal member of BOT International. His extensive technical and IT leadership background started in the US Navy before joining Pacific Bell where he founded numerous ground-breaking governance processes. He then joined Pacific Technology Consulting to establish and lead their Technology Project Management consulting practice. Romero worked at Charles Schwab and the California State Automobile Association where he fostered formal process management and IT Governance processes. He then joined CA Technologies to become their first product-agnostic IT Governance Evangelist as a Vice President in Product Marketing and then their Strategy and Innovation Group.
Romero is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). He is a San Francisco Chapter committee member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and a Past-President of the Information Technology Service Management Forum (itSMF) San Francisco Local Interest Group. He is a Board Member for the Center for Electronic Business at San Francisco State University, and is a regular guest lecturer in their Master’s Program. He is the author of the CA Press book, “Eliminating ‘Us and Them’ – Making IT and the Business One.”