Steven A. Chaparro is a multi-disciplinary storyteller who speaks and writes about leadership, strategy and design. He has a background in architecture, real estate development, financial advisory, and organizational leadership. Trained at the USC School of Architecture, he has held key leadership roles at WLC Architects, K. Hovnanian Enterprises, Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors, Merrill Edge, and Storm Western Development.
Most recently as the Vice President of Strategic Design for Visioneering Studios, Inc., he leads the firm in the areas of strategy, storytelling, and business development. He is best known as a passionate communicator, a sought-after advisor, and a strategic thinker. He has been invited to speak on conference stages across the country such as the STORY Gathering (Nashville, TN), COLLYDE Summit (Zarephath, NJ), River Valley Conference (Minneapolis, MN), and The Placemakers Lab (Columbus, OH).
In his talks, he challenges the status quo with bold leadership and disruptive thinking, yet approaches challenges with the heart of a teacher and guide. Visioneering Studios, Inc. is a national Envision.Design.Build firm specializing in urban design, architecture, interior design, and construction with offices in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, and Charlotte known especially for its design thought leadership and story-driven process which result in innovative design-build solutions.
Steven has had his writings featured on UrbaSmyth, the Visioneering Studios blog, and Longbeachize. He has 19 years of experience working with local and national organizations and globally recognized thought leaders. The award-winning firm has influenced how the world reimagines the future of their stories and environments.
Steven has two elementary-aged children who constantly surprise him with their creativity and intelligence, and a wife who has loved him for over fourteen years. Together, they live in the urban context of Long Beach, CA as recovering suburbanites.