Steven S. Gearhart
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Gearhart joined TPS in 2012 and is currently its Chief Operating Officer overseeing the operations, sales & marketing, accounting, and human resources departments and Chief Information Officer in charge of technical initiatives, data analytics, and network infrastructure.

Prior to joining TPS, Mr. Gearhart was a Vice President with the Pritzker Realty Group (2003-2011), a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (2001-2003), and an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1994-1999).

At the Pritzker Realty Group, Mr. Gearhart was involved in asset management and the disposition of the Centergate Residential apartment portfolio, the Encore Senior Living Company, the Presidential Towers apartment complex in Chicago, the Hyatt Center CBD office building in Chicago, Vi Senior Living’s independent living portfolio, and TPS’s portfolio of near-airport parking facilities. He was also involved in the oversight and final disposition of the Baldwin Park land development in Orlando, Florida. While at the University of Wisconsin, Mr. Gearhart was awarded two patents and received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office, and the Hyundai Motor Company.

He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. While at Kellogg, Mr. Gearhart was named a Seibel Scholar based on outstanding academic performance and leadership.