Steve Wilhite

Steve Wilhite Has built a successful career in sales, marketing, and business leadership including senior executive roles at Volkswagen, Apple, Nissan, Hyundai and the Jumpstart Automotive Group. As marketing leader at VW, Steve led development of the "Drivers Wanted" campaign and launch of the new Beetle. As the VP of Global Marketing Communications for Apple, he led all global marketing activities, and worked on development of the Apple store. Steve then became VP of marketing for the Nissan and Infiniti brands in the US where he led development of the Shift_ marketing campaign before moving to Tokyo as the SVP of Global Marketing for Nissan Motors Ltd. He was recruited as the COO of Hyundai North America and then became CEO at Jumpstart Automotive Group. Steve attended Stanford University and received his MBA from University of California, Berkeley. Steve considers himself a brand evangelist and business leader focused on creating value through creative, insightful, and consistent brand development. Today, Steve is the CMO of Medidata, the innovative SaaS technology leader serving the life sciences industry.