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Stephen Cabano


Stephen Cabano

Steve is President of Pathfinder, LLC. Steve has led and assisted in many of Pathfinder's consulting efforts in areas such as Master Planning, Project Controls, Project Execution Planning, Contracting, Procurement, etc. He has experience in both domestic as well as international Oil/Gas, Pharmaceutical, and Chemical and other related industry project assignments as well as commercial/infrastructure projects. In his previous role as General Manager of Pathfinder’s training division, the International Project Management Academy (IPMA), Steve was responsible for all training functions as well as being one of IPMA's lead instructors. He is also Pathfinder's expert in the area of Project Management Work Processes and Project Management Manuals, having developed and reviewed over 50 such assignments.

Prior to joining Pathfinder, Steve was a Project Manager for Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northern Division where he was responsible for the planning, engineering and construction of a number of Naval facility projects as well as Naval family housing activities.  Steve has written numerous articles and papers on Project Management Work Processes, Project Control, Resourcing Project Teams and the benefits of early planning. In addition, Steve is also instrumental in developing Pathfinder’s innovative project management and related topic tools, practices and templates and is often consulted in regard to organizational structures and development for owner and contractor companies.


  • Project Work Process Development
  • Project Execution Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Project Management and Related Topic Training


  • Villanova University - BS in Mechanical Engineering


  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers International (AACEI)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE)
  • Society for the Advancement of Value Engineering International (SAVE)
  • America Society for Training & Development (ASTD)
  • Construction Industry Institute (CII)
    • 2018 Vice Chair of Construction Industry Institute (CII) Board of Advisors
    • 2016 Construction Industry Institute (CII) Executive Planning Committee
    • 2014-2015 Construction Industry Institute (CII) Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair
    • 2013-2014 Construction Industry Institute (CII) Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair
    • 2008-2012 Construction Industry Institute (CII) Strategic Planning Committee
  • Engineering and Construction Contracting Association - past Chairman and currently serving on the Advisory Executive Committee 
    • 2015 Engineering and Construction Contracting (ECC) Past Leaders Council
    • 2014 Engineering and Construction Contracting (ECC) Past Leaders Council
    • 2013 Engineering and Construction Contracting (ECC) Society Collaboration Initiative Team Lead
    • 2008-2012 Engineering and Construction Contracting (ECC) Association Executive Advisory Committee


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