Stan Garfield's Bio

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Professional History

  • Knowledge manager, communities of practice evangelist, community leader, collaboration specialist, social media specialist, author, speaker, and leader
  • Community Evangelist, Deloitte Global Knowledge Services, 2008-2016
  • Retail & Consumer Knowledge Domain Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2008
  • HP, Compaq, and Digital Equipment Corp., 1983-2008
    • Held a wide variety of field and headquarters management roles in presales, consulting and systems integration
    • Joined Digital Equipment Corporation in 1983 in the St. Louis office
    • Moved to Detroit in 1986
    • Launched Digital's first knowledge management program in 1996
    • Helped develop the corporate KM strategy for Compaq in 2000
    • Part of HP's Merger & Integration Clean Room in 2001-2002
    • Led the Worldwide Consulting & Integration Knowledge Management Program for Hewlett-Packard, 2004-2008
  • Manager of Computer Services at St. Louis University School of Medicine, 1979-1983
  • Computer programmer and research assistant at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, 1975-1979

Personal History

  • Born in Oak Park, IL
  • Lived in Oak Park, IL; Evanston, IL; Omaha, NE; Tenafly, NJ; and Clayton, MO
  • Currently in Northville, MI
  • Attended Tenafly High School (NJ) and graduated from Clayton High School (MO)
  • Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and graduated from Washington University (St. Louis, MO) with a BS in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science


  • LIKES: Leadership, Innovation, Knowledge Management, English, Social Media
  • Business: leadership, management, operations
  • Technology: computer science, information technology, consulting, systems integration
  • Knowledge Management: communities of practice, collaboration, enterprise social networking, social business, search, threaded discussions
  • Communications: writing, speaking, intranets, newsletter editing and publishing, blogging



My Family

Kathy, Stan, Roger, Barb, and TracyStan and BarbRoger
Albert Pujols)Kathy and TracyMy mom and siblings60th Birthday PartyOn Glen Lake