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About our Founder and CEO

Stephen Rice has over 30 years of professional experience in career development and coaching.  After serving a successful career as Vice President of Human Resources for NJ Press Inc., a major media company, Steve started a series of entrepreneurial endeavors.  He currently is President of PerforMAX, Inc. a professional development, outplacement and coaching company.  Steve is also President and CEO of two additional marketing and consulting organizations.  He is past CEO of The Linx Group, recognized in 2007 by Fortune Magazine as one of the top 500 fastest growing small companies in the United States. 

Steve’s experience in human behavior, professional development, leadership, performance management, strategic planning, staffing and coaching is unmatched by any of his contemporaries.  He is considered a crowd favorite among many organizations and has conducted in excess of 7,500 presentations and development seminars throughout his career.  Steve previously held Board of Director positions at United Way, Ronald McDonald House and the National Council on Alcoholism.  He served on the National Board of Directors for The Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM), the largest human resource association in the world with over 225,000 members worldwide.  He is a recent Past President of the Human Resource Certification Institute. He holds a BS degree from Monmouth University with a special emphasis on psychology.  He is also a certified behavioral specialist and holds the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). 

Perhaps Steve’s greatest strength is his ability to read his audience and connect with their learning needs.  But by far what is most important is that Steve truly believes in what he does and that his efforts may serve as the catalyst for others as they strive to maximize their full potential.

For more information about our programs and customized services, please feel free to reach out to us directly by email at info@performax.com or by calling 732.996.5661.

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