The Mentor Partnership LLC

New York
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Steve Dumont

Managing Partner


“Persistence, competence, integrity, and professionalism pay off”.


Steve brings 30 years of sales and leadership experience to his role as Managing Partner.  His extensive experience covers a broad range of industries.  


Prior to establishing The Mentor Partnership, Steve worked in the mentoring field working with top executives.  Past employers include The TAI Group, ChemTreat, Nalco, Air Products and Chemicals, and McDaniel Lewis.   


Steve is the current President of the West Point Society of New York and holds a BS degree in engineering from West Point.  After completing Airborne, Ranger, Infantry Officer’s basic, and Flight school, he was assigned to the 82d Airborne Division as an AH-1 Cobra pilot.  He served in a variety of leadership and staff positions and attained the rank of Captain.


Steve’s current interests include history, leadership development, gardening, and working with alumni organizations and veterans groups.  He lives in Southbury, CT with his wife and three children. 



Faculty Credibility and Relevance

Bob Aquilina        Vice Chairman and President with AT&T for 21 years.  Worked in most functional areas, globally, and lead dramatic growth.  Chairman of the Board and PE experience.

Ron Gordon        Over forty years experience in leading and improving businesses through restructurings and turnarounds.  CEO at Nice-Pak, Beiersdorf AG, Goody, and Playtex.  Serves on six boards.

Jan Carendi        Broad international experience as CEO for multiple Skandia businesses.  Founded Skandia, US.  Turnaround at Allianz's Fireman's Fund then led Allianz Life to substantial growth.  Based in Geneva.

Mike Krause        Experienced leader who ran multiple large international businesses as COO such as Dillingham Construction, Syratech, Fisher Price, and Tambrands. 

Waldo Abbot        International banking experience as CEO of BNP Paribas Fortis in the US.  Former Chairman of the IIB.  Headed Royal Bank of Canada in the US.   Grew both banks in revenue, profits, and employees.

Todd Eliason        Led communications and software companies as CEO and President at GTE with experience in marketing, sales, M&A, and national distribution and channel strategies.

Lisa Debois        Multiple President roles at Pitney Bowes.  Led the growth in four separate business units and headed transformation for the organization.

Valarie Gelb        One of the top executives at Mastercard.  Headed sales globally and drove international expansion as well as critical internal initiatives including taking the company public.

TD Decker        CEO/President of multiple manufacturing, distribution and service companies to include a $3B hedge fund in turnaround, performance improvement and growth situations.

Bill Wood            CEO of Mars, Asia.  Extensive experience working in the Asian market across multiple countries and cultures.  Based in Australia. 

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