Steven Seiden


Awards & Accolades

USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author


For twenty-five years, Steven Seiden, president and founder of Acquired Data Solutions (ADS), has set the organization’s strategy based on four standing principles: (1) people first, (2) customer success, (3) fiscal responsibility, and (4) effective communication. ADS has delivered resilient, robust, and quality solutions throughout the engineering and Internet of Things (IOT) lifecycle. Prior to founding ADS, Steven earned two masters’ in engineering at North Carolina State University and a BS in computer science at American University. He was also a contractor for the US Army Corps. Steven is dedicated to giving back to his community by providing relevant career development opportunities for low-income residents in the DC region. He served on the board for On-Ramps to Careers, and previously held leadership roles with Byte Back. He has led a summer youth STEM literacy program for DC high school students since 2016. Along with his community work, Steven has taken pride in advocating for mental health for himself along with his staff. During the pandemic, ADS completed its Mental Health Certification from Let’s Empower, Advocate, and Do, Inc. (LEAD). He inspired others with his enhanced commitment to his staff’s well-being by writing two articles for publications and participated in numerous interviews and articles discussing corporate mental health. This chapter is dedicated to my wife, who has always supported me during my crazy entrepreneurial journey and for being my rock, and the rock of our family, and to my children who I have tried to show up for every day.

Published Book

Success Mindsets

USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller!

The road to sustainable, long-term success is not one of domination and defeat; it’s a path walked by a quiet warrior whose weapons are kindness and compassion. The recent global pandemic has changed our world forever. As the pieces are slowly put back together, the call for empathy and communicative awareness has never been more readily sought after, especially in the business. In his latest publication, Succeed the Right Way, Paul L Gunn Jr. demonstrates how the new landscape of business leadership will be defined not by rigid stoicism, but through emotional intelligence. Drawing on myriad real-life examples, Succeed the Right Way is the de facto guide to living a successful life grounded in kindness and compassion.

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