Steve Baumgartner retired from a 30-year career in international business and his family moved to Traverse City in 2014. During his pre-retirement career, Steve worked as CEO, president, or executive vice president in four multinational corporations: printing/publishing (RR Donnely & Sons), Health Care (Baxter and New Practices), pharmaceuticals (Rhone-Poulenc Rorer), and telecommunications (Telegroup). Upon retirement, Steve served as the executive director of Pendle Hill, an international Quaker study center in Pennsylvania.
During his career, Steve traveled to approximately thirty countries to direct and develop businesses. He and his family lived in Paris when he was CAO of the French/American company Rhone-Poulenc Rorer.
Following his retirement from corporate life, Steve became particularly interested in non-pharmaceutical prevention and treatment of chronic diseases (heart disease, Type II diabetes, and Alzheimer’s). This led to his co-founding of New Practices and then Apollo Health (now based in Silicon Valley). He also does strategy consulting with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in social networking, global affairs, and health care.
Steve and his wife Danielle (a clinical psychologist), are now happy to live and work in beautiful Traverse City.