John Stiernberg 1951-2017
John Stiernberg, 66, president and founder of Stiernberg Consulting, passed away November 11, 2017, after a months-long battle with cancer.
A Chicago area native, Stiernberg was deeply committed to his college sweetheart and wife of 45 years, the former Jeanne Broughton. Together they founded Stiernberg Consulting in 1993, a seminal business development consultancy within the music, audio-video, and entertainment technology industry. Despite his influential role as a guiding force behind many of the industry's success stories, Stiernberg maintained an intentionally understated, behind the scenes profile to keep the spotlight on his clients.
An accomplished bluegrass and gospel musician, Stiernberg was an ardent music lover and aficionado, with an encyclopedic knowledge that spanned multiple genres and eras. He embraced technology with equal fervor, cultivating a keen insight and understanding of consumer and professional technologies. But it was his business acumen that informed his work, guiding the CEOs and business trajectories of the industry's dominant players and rising stars.