A funeral Mass for Steve Corio, professor of practice in marketing, will be celebrated Tuesday, October 29, at 4 p.m. in the Mission Church on the Santa Clara University campus.
Corio, who passed away unexpectedly on October 5, joined the Leavey School of Business faculty in 1998 and taught MBA and undergraduate courses in sales management, competitive marketing strategies, and marketing analysis and decision-making. A double Bronco, Steve earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics and his MBA from Santa Clara University.
He was dedicated to his students throughout his time at Santa Clara, as a popular professor and a sought-after student adviser.
“Steve filled classrooms and changed lives with his enthusiasm and love of sales management,” said marketing department co-chair, Shelby McIntyre. “He was esteemed by everybody who knew him.”
Prior to joining the Santa Clara University faculty, Steve had a successful 30-year career, much of it at IBM, in management in accounting, finance, marketing, and sales. He founded Corio Consulting, a provider of consulting services for business development, resource planning and sales management. He also founded the Advanced Sales Skills Institute to provide individual and enterprise-wide sales training. He was formerly VP of Sales for SecureALL and a member of the Texas Real Estate Brokers’ Association.
Steve will be missed as a teacher, friend, and colleague, and has lent his expertise and spirit to the business school and marketing department for many years.
Notes of condolence may be sent to Steve’s family, care of the Business School:
The Corio Family
c/o Leavey School of Business
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, Ca 95053