Steve Adelstein


Steve founded Trillium in 2002 with the idea to combine the experiences and talent of top consultants and C-level leaders into a single professional services firm bringing unique value to clients with technology decisions and challenges. Under his leadership, Trillium has continued to grow and expand into new services initiated from the conversations we have with our clients and partners, and the trends in the technology industry.

Prior to starting Trillium, Steve served as Vice President of Business Operations at Divine/Whittman-Hart, and Vice President of Solution Development at Whittman-Hart. Steve started his career with Accenture, rising to become an Associate Partner. At Accenture Steve was at the forefront of major engagements where his teams delivered successful business and technology solutions to clients in Financial Services and the Public Sector, including Washington Mutual, Northern Trust, Sprint, Ameritech, Canada Post, and the US Postal Service.

Steve is active in the community and instills that value into the Trillium culture. For example, he and a team of his Trillium colleagues participate in the 94-floor Hustle up the Hancock to benefit the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago. Steve is a board member of the North Shore United Way and active member in Public Action to Deliver Shelter or PADS, which combats homelessness. He also supports the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the American Heart Association.

Steve’s thought leadership as an entrepreneur has earned him mention in publications such as Crain’s Chicago Business as part of a feature on growing small businesses. Steve is a member of The Chicago Economics Club, and serves on the Reception & Professional Committees of The Executives’ Club of Chicago, and the Advisory Council of the Chicago office of the Taproot Foundation.

Steve is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a B.S. in Systems Analysis and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, a national mathematics honor society.

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