Steve Seigel President & Co-Owner, HighTrail Expeditions President/Chief Executive, Zodiac of North America (Retired) Commander, U.S. Navy, (Retired)
Steve Seigel is a 27-year veteran Navy SEAL and career business executive with responsibilities spanning progressive management, operations, business development, marketing and C-Level experience.
Following retirement from active duty his industry experience has spanned responsibilities in program management, business development, and director and executive positions. In 2008, he joined Zodiac of North America, Inc. (ZNA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Zodiac Marine and Pool and a Carlyle Group portfolio company.
As president & chief executive, he took the lead in providing specifically detailed marine products to federally funded agencies and non-federal state and municipal organizations. His leadership position also included legal entity responsibilities for ZNA’s Military/Professional and Recreational business sectors and P&L responsibilities for Zodiac MilPro. He held a crucial role developing Zodiac’s strategic U.S. development and new business expansions including the first U.S. based operational full rate production capability and assembly facilities. He further positioned the company for political, financial, and product expansion through acquisition strategies and strategic small business partners, positioning the company for the successful acquisition by Oaktree Capital Management in January 2013.
Retiring from the corporate environment, he and his wife pursued a multi-year plan to relocate in Colorado where he is the co-owner and president of HighTrail Expeditions. HighTrail addresses building, training, and leading highly effective business teams. Learning to lead and be led, he brings considerable training, leadership and management experience with practical and strategic applications to the backcountry as well as corporate surroundings.
Steve is certified in:
National OutdoorLeadership School (NOLS) Wilderness Medicine Institute, Wilderness First Responder
"HighTrail Expeditions™ is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) focused on partnering with organizations to improve internal processes and teams through innovative business expeditions.
As veterans, our military experiences shaped our character and set the foundation for our discipline, integrity, families and businesses. The investment in our country lives well beyond our years served. As we each pursued our individual business careers, adversities were overcome through solid foundations and principles.
Our goal is to partner with you, providing innovative 'out of the box' solutions to accelerate creativity, communications and teamwork in your company."