"Through leadership development and attention to organizational design, every team, business,

or agency can

increase its capacity."

Copyright 2013. Horizon Performance Solutions, LLC. All rights reserved.

"I most enjoy

seeing people achieve success.  That's what

it's all about."

Steve Wischmann | Founder and President

Three Decades of Military Service

  • Sector Commander, U.S.C.G. Sector Buffalo, NY
  • Deputy Sector Commander, U.S.C.G. Sector Buffalo, NY
  • Commanding Officer, U.S.C.G. Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Pittsburgh, PA
  • Special Staff Assignment - Military Detailee, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

           * Chief of National Planning, Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP)
Chief of Staff to Acting Assistant Secretary for IP

           * Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations

  • Executive Officer, U.S.C.G. Marine Safety Office Huntington, WV
  • ​Previous assignments included U.S.C.G. Headquarters staff and Command Center, graduate school, operational field tours as a junior officer, petty officer, and non-rate
  • Commissioned an Ensign from Officer Candidate School in 1989
  • Enlisted in 1984 and served on the U.S.C.G. Cutters EAGLE and NORTHWIND, including High Arctic deployments in 1985 and 1986

Professional Experience

  • ​​Providing leadership and professional development training and consulting to a wide array of companies, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies

  • ​Delivering organizational development and performance consulting to businesses, organizations, and agencies of all sizes

  • ​Providing Executive Director services to The Sled Hockey Foundation, including organizational development, management structure, and supporting community engagement  to grow the non-profit's important work to change people's lives through access to adaptive sports

  • Contract resource for Jamestown Community College's Centers for Workforce Development  providing workforce and professional development consulting and training programs for regional clients

  • ​Adjunct Professor at Hilbert College teaching various graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership and management, including Organizational Theory and Management in the Master of Public Administration program

  • ​Served as Chairman of the Buffalo Federal Executive Board in 2013

Horizon Performance Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 472, Lake View, NY 14085 | 716-208-2616

"Fostering increased capacity in people

and organizations

serve as hallmarks

of my career."

​​​​​​​​Associations and Affiliations

  • Executive Director, The Sled Hockey Foundation
  • ​Board Member, Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo, NY
  • Military Officers Association of America
  • ​Association for Talent Development


  • Master of Arts Degree in Public Policy and Management with dual concentrations in Policy Analysis and Public Management from the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts/Sociology from the University of the State of New York
  • Coast Guard Officer Candidate School, Coast Guard Training Center

​​​Selected Awards and Recognition

  • Distinguished Federal Executive Award
  • Four Meritorious Service Medals
  • ​Four Coast Guard Commendation Medals
  • ​Army Commendation Medal
  • ​Coast Guard 9-11 Medal
  • Global War on Terror Medal
  • ​Coast Guard Chief Financial Officer Award for Excellence