David C. Sylvester

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Steelcase, Inc.

David C. Sylvester

David C. Sylvester

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Steelcase, Inc.

Biography

Currently, David C. Sylvester is Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President of Steelcase, Inc. and Director & Vice President-Finance at Steelcase Canada Ltd. (a subsidiary of Steelcase, Inc.). He is also Member of Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society and Member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. David C. Sylvester received an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Michigan State University.

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Career Highlights

Steelcase, Inc.

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971

Number of Boards

2

Birthday

1964

Age

55

Number of Awards

1

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President & Treasurer at Dornick Foundation, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Steelcase, Inc.

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Former Chief Financial Officer, Director & Executive Vice President at Federal Express Corporation

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Royal Group, Inc.

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Founder at Arzu, Inc.

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President at Grand Rapids Art Museum Foundation

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President at JCT Foundation

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Former Executive Director at The Steelcase Foundation

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Consumers Energy Company

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President & Chief Executive Officer at IDEO LP

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David C. Sylvester
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Steelcase, Inc.
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Class of 1987

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States and is the first land-grant institution that was created to serve as a model for future land-grant colleges in the country under the 1862 Morrill Act. Michigan State has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. Following the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is the ninth-largest university in the United States, with 47,800 students and 2,954 faculty members.

Master's of Business Administration in Finance
Memberships
Member
Current

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants provides vocational education in accounting. The company provides services to the accounting community, regulatory bodies, and other organizations. It also operates in Jersey City, Washington, and Lewisville. It was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

TO ENHANCE THE VALUE OF THE CPA PROFESSION THROUGH EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVOCACY AND CONNECTIONS.

Career History
Director & Vice President-Finance
2006 - Current

Steelcase Canada Ltd. wholesales office and store machineries, equipment, and supplies. The company was founded on March 15, 1995 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
1995 - Current

Steelcase, Inc. engages in the provision of furnishing solutions; and architecture, furniture, and technology products. It operates through following segments: Americas, EMEA, and Others. The Americas segment serves customers in the United States (U.S.), Canada, the Caribbean Islands, and Latin America. The EMEA segment serves customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa primarily under the Steelcase and Coalesse brands. The Other segment includes Asia Pacific, Designtex, and PolyVision. The company was founded by Peter Martin Wege, Sr., Walter D. Idema, and David Hunting, Sr. on March 14, 1912 and is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI.

Professional
Prior

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC provides assurance, tax and advisory services. Its services include audit and assurance, consulting, deals, human resources, legal, tax, and family business. The firm also offers accountability, risk management, structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and performance and process improvement. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Buffalo, NY.

Boards & Committees
Director & Vice President-Finance
2006 - Current

Steelcase Canada Ltd. wholesales office and store machineries, equipment, and supplies. The company was founded on March 15, 1995 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Member, Board of Directors
1998 - Prior

Steelcase Inc. manufactures and sells integrated furniture settings, user-centered technologies, and interior architectural products. It operates through Americas, EMEA, and Other Category segments. The firm's furniture portfolio includes panel, fence and beam-based furniture systems, storage products, fixed and height-adjustable desks, benches, and tables, as well as complementary products, including work tools and screens. Its seating products comprise ergonomic task chairs; seating for collaborative or casual settings; and specialty seating for specific vertical markets, such as healthcare and education. The firm's interior architectural products include full and partial height walls and architectural pods. It also provides textiles, wall coverings, and surface imaging solutions for architects and designers; and ceramic steel surfaces for use in various applications, including static whiteboards and chalkboards through third party fabricators and distributors, as well as workplace strategy consulting, data-driven space measurement, lease origination, furniture and asset management, and hosted event services. The company markets and sells its products to corporate, government, healthcare, education, and retail customers under the Steelcase, Coalesse, Smith System, AMQ, Turnstone, Orangebox, Designtex, and PolyVision brands. Steelcase was founded by Peter Martin Wege, Walter D. Idema, and David Hunting on March 14, 1912 and is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI.

Political Donations
$500
2010
$500
2008

Partner, Legislative & Government Affairs at Venable LLP

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Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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