Steve Sleigh launched his consulting practice in 2015 after serving as the Fund Director for the IAM's multi-employer pension, savings and health plans from 2011-2015. The IAM pension fund is the fifth largest multi-employer plan in the U.S. Steve served on the board of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Baltimore Branch) and currently serves on the board of Amalgamated Bank, the nation’s oldest and largest union-formed and funded financial institution.
Sleigh Strategy LLC provides strategic advice for aligning the interests of business, labor and investors. Prior to leading the IAM benefit funds, Steve was a principal with the Yucaipa Companies for five years and was involved in all aspects of fund raising, deal sourcing and diligence, and governance of portfolio companies.
From 1994 to 2006 Steve was the Director of Strategic Resources for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). During this time Steve led a team of researchers in support of bargaining, organizing and internal union governance. Steve was also the Director of Research for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1992 to 1994 and the Deputy Director for the Center for Labor Management Policy Studies at the City University of New York from 1988 to 1992.
Steve earned his bachelor’ degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University without Walls; a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government; and a doctorate in Sociology from the City University of New York. He is the author of two books, Economic Restructuring and Emerging Patterns of Industrial Relations (1993) and On Deadline (1998).