American Society of Magazine Editors

Steve Strickman

Founder and President

SES & Company

Steve Strickman formed SES & Company to assist publishing and direct marketing companies in strategic and operations planning, circulation and fulfillment, information services, database publishing and new business development. Many major publishing companies and membership organizations have been SES clients. He has also been a consultant to several fulfillment software and service companies, including Palm Coast Data (PCD), where he was acting president for two years, Strategic Fulfillment Group and AdvantageCS. 

Strickman is best known as founder and first president of CDS Global, now the largest fulfillment service company in the country. CDS was acquired by the Hearst Corporation in the 1980’s, after which Strickman was corporate vice president of Hearst while also president of CDS, and then chairman for four years. He was also the founding president of Charter Data Products, a company that marketed image-based remittance processing hardware and software.

Strickman originally entered the media business as vice president of MIS for Cowles Communications, publisher of LOOK Magazine. He has a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Lehigh University, a Master of Science from New York University and served on the graduate faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology. In 2006, he received the Hall of Fame award from the Fulfillment Management Association.