Hi, I’m Steve

And I recently graduated from the University of Oregon M.S. Sports Product Management Program

My Goal

I’m currently seeking a mid-to-senior level marketing, merchandising, or PLM position at a domestic outdoor or running brand whose values align to my own.

My Why

I believe that sport develops character and is a catalyst for growth.
Quality, purpose-driven products enable athletes to obtain the most from their experience – becoming  better versions of themselves.

Core Values

Be Kind.

Remain authentically loving, compassionate, patient and respectful.

Epitomize Integrity.

Be honest. Be ethical. Be fair.

Embrace Adventure.

Curiosity + Risk = Growth

Be Purpose-driven.

Focus on meaningful actions and work with meaningful people and organizations.

We are Powerful.

Find a tribe or found a tribe – those are the only options.

Decision Time

Keep scrolling for summaries of my recent projects (less fun), or read my answers to 20 random questions (more fun).

20 questions

Recent Projects


Project Duration: July 2018 – Present

Role: Brand & Marketing Manager

Responsibilities: Brand & Product Marketing, Digital Marketing, Business Strategy, Creative Direction, Product Refinement & Testing

Awards & Accolades: Member of PIE, accepted to Accelerate2Europe European expansion accelerator, one of 10 startups accepted to ReleaseIt competition at 2019 SXSW

Lemolo Outdoors

Team Capstone Project for UO M.S. Sports Product Management program

Project Duration: September 2017 – Present

Role: Co-founder, Chief Marketing Officer

Key Activities: Market & Consumer Research, Product Ideation, Product Design, Product Development, New Venture Planning, Financials, Supply Chain Management, Material Research, Costing, Marketing Strategy, Creative Direction, Sustainability Research, International Expansion Analysis (Asia & Latin America), Strategic Planning


Project Duration: January 2018 – June 2018

Role: Consultant

Responsibilities: US Market Analysis, Positioning Strategy, Pricing/Assortment Strategy, E-commerce Distribution Strategy, SEO Analysis


“Getting started at a new agency can be tough. Luckily, I was hired as a part of Steve’s team, and he quickly took me under his wing and showed me the ropes. Steve is universally well-liked, multitalented, a strong team player, and incredibly intelligent – everything you’d hope for in a boss and coworker. But what makes Steve stand out from the rest is his innate ability to consistently go above and beyond the traditional expectations of a boss – patiently training, coaching, and mentoring me, offering support and encouragement when needed, but also giving constructive feedback to ensure I was operating at my highest potential. I can honestly say that Steve’s guidance helped shape me into the person I am today, and, as a manager with a team of my own now, I emulate Steve as often as possible, hoping to make half the impression that he had on me. I could go on, but my point is this: any company would be extremely lucky to have Steve, and if you’re considering him for a position, I strongly recommend you hire him as soon as possible – before someone else beats you to it.”


“I had the pleasure of working very closely with Steve McQuaide. He is an excellent leader, manager, coach, marketer and strategist. Steve is extremely client-focused, and does a great job creating and implementing custom promotions and SEO strategies for his clients. As the head of the Promotions team, Steve fostered an environment of continuous improvement, and always made it a priority to be available to team members to offer advice and help. With the ever-changing SEO landscape, he constantly adapted the Promotions team to the variations in the industry. Steve is a persistent advocate for his team by promoting the team’s successes and abilities to provide maximum value to clients. I was extremely fortunate to work with Steve, and it would be my pleasure to work with him again.”

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Skills & Whatnot

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Strong passion for teamwork & empowering team members to shine.


Keen eye for big-picture thinking – both for business and marketing .

Photo by Paul Skorupskas on Unsplash

Consumer Focus

Front-of-mind in any decision, work must align to the consumer.

Digital Marketing

8 years of in-depth SEO and digital marketing expertise.

  • Consumer research
  • Competitive analysis
  • Brand positioning
  • Project management
  • Brand development
  • Content strategy
  • Social media marketing
  • eMail marketing
  • Web Analytics
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • MS Office Suite

My Story + Interests

Now that you’ve read through all of the work-related stuff, how about you get to know about the rest of me?

About me