Steven Lords

Safety, Quality, Service, since 1979

Steve Lords

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, 4 years

Steve joined Arizona Pipeline as the Chief Financial Officer on July 2, 2012. He has been actively involved in the construction industry for over twenty-five years, and has worked for both general contractors and subcontractors. This experience includes all kinds of commercial construction, residential multi-family, condominiums, infrastructure and several specialty trades, including underground utilities.

Before entering the construction industry Steve spent over eight years in public accounting. Steve graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Accounting. A member of CFMA since 1988, he has held a variety of leadership positions, including national President, President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer. Steve has also served as president of the Albuquerque, South Mississippi, Las Vegas and CA Inland Empire chapters.

Steve describes his management style in terms of the empowerment of employees, as he believes that the best approach is to provide sufficient training and support and then let the employees do their jobs. He also stresses to the support departments that he supervises that, “Our focus should be on finding solutions to the challenges and needs within the company. We should not be into telling people ‘no’, but rather into telling them ‘how’ to meet these needs.”.

Steve also believes that positive change in any company is accomplished through building consensus among the company stakeholders. He has had broad experience in developing positive working relationships between Accounting and the Field and Operations. Often developing these relationships includes learning how others think, and helping them to better understand the language, demands and successful principles of business financial management. He believes that the greatest financial successes come from all employees and departments working toward common goals. “If we do the right things, both well and consistently, good will come from these efforts, both in improved cash flow and in increased profits.”

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