President & CEO
Steve is an experienced executive who specializes in the assessment and education markets. He joined PSI as President and CEO in 2008 with the goal of using his experience to continue the development of PSI into the vendor of choice for corporations, governmental agencies and professional associations seeking quality, cost effective assessment and licensure solutions.
Prior to joining PSI, Steve was a key executive with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the leading US-based educational publisher. He held several positions including Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance & Strategy, President of Great Source, the supplemental educational publishing division and for over nine years was a key executive at Promissor, the Houghton Mifflin Assessment business that was sold to Pearson in January 2006. As President of Promissor for two years he was responsible for the overall performance of the company and led the divestiture of the unit to Pearson. Before taking the top position, he played a key leadership role in nearly every aspect of the company’s service delivery and financial operations, including terms as Vice President, Client Services and Vice President of Business Services.
Originally from England, Steve started his career working as an economist specializing in regulated industries for a government agency in the United Kingdom. Mr. Tapp holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the UK’s University of Southampton, and is a Certified Management Accountant (ACMA).