Stephen Blakesley graduated from the University of Oklahoma, with a B.S. degree in Chemistry. He received two graduate degrees from the prestigious American College in Bryn Mawr, PA., a M.S. in Management and a M.S. in Financial Services.
Stephen founded and served as CEO of the Flagship Group, Inc. for 27 years. He is currently CEO of GMS Talent Inc. and Managing Partner of GMS Talent LP.
GMS Talent LP is a human resources consulting firm specializing in hiring, development, and retention of talent. Stephen has over 35 years experience in hiring and developing talent.
Stephen is the author of Strategic Hiring-Tomorrow’s Benefits Today. Strategic Hiring has been recognized by Business Book Review as one of the Top 50 Business Books of 2006.
Stephen is a serial entrepreneur, premier executive coach, author and speaker on hiring, performance management, and entrepreneurism. He is the author of The Target (The Target-The Secret to Superior Performance) and has chaired 3 CEO groups for Vistage International, the oldest CEO organization in the world, for 8 years.
Stephen and his wife Lillian live in Houston, TX and have 6 children and 23 grandchildren.
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