Season 2, Episode 8: The Journey to C-Suite [Podcast]
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 8 of Atlanta Business Impact Radio! Our topic for Season 2 is Growing Businesses and Building Careers.
In this episode, Steve Seidner along with host Veanne Smith and co-host Sarah Lodato, talk about the career path of a software developer to the c-suite and offer advice on how to successfully make the journey.
During our discussion with Steve, we cover:
- Advice to developers to get promoted in their career
- What it takes to be a CTO or CIO and what those personality traits are
- What he believes makes a good manager
- His work in leveraging technology to solve core business problems
Please enjoy our episode!
Steve’s story is an impressive one. Before becoming the CIO for Yancey Bros, the Caterpillar dealership for the state of Georgia, he started his career working as a consultant and was placed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation as a software developer. After being promoted several times within 12 years, including moving to corporate roles, Steve held the responsibility for the company’s Technology Planning Process and ultimately, as Georgia Pacific’s Chief Technologist.
During his time at Georgia-Pacific, Steve was exposed to many diverse groups, roles and business units. This helped him utilize one of his distinctive strengths, which is using technology to solve core business problems.