Leadership profiles

Tier 1 Group specializes in helping middle market companies develop and empower their mission-critical teams


Steve Bauer                                          



Founder Steve Bauer – Executive Profile


  • Founder, Strategist and Facilitator – Tier 1 Group, Inc., 2009 – present
  • Founder and Facilitator – The Preeminent Growth Collaborative, 2015 – 2018
  • Founder and Lead Consultant – The Referral Academy, 2007-2009
  • Vice President Client Services – The Three Marketeers, 1993-2009  
  • Credit Officer and Team Lead, CIT Group, 1986-1993 


  • Villanova University, M.B.A.                     
  • Bucknell University, BA in Economics
  • Germantown Friends School, Class of 1980

 Civic Leadership (current and prior):

  • President, Entrepreneurs Roundtable, The Union League of Philadelphia
  • Executive Committee, The Business Leadership Forum, The Union League of Philadelphia
  • Chair of Business at Daybreak, The Union League of Philadelphia
  • Founder and Past President, Rotary Club of Chestnut Hill, PA
  • Assistant Governor, Rotary District 7450
  • Scoutmaster Emeritus, Boy Scout Troop 177, Wyndmoor, PA

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Sixtus Oechsle

 Sixtus Oechsle,  Partner

Career Highlights:

  • Tier 1 Group – Strategist, Advisor, Communications Catalyst
  • Shell Oil Corporation – multiple executive positions, including Executive Director of Corporate Identity, with responsibility for defining corporate communications strategies and implementation of communications standards.
  • Hexcel (Composites Technology) – Director of Research; National Marketing Manager
  • Oberheim (analog synthesizers) – President/CEO

Areas of Study:

  • Executive MBA, University of Houston
  • Gestalt Institute
  • Power Presentations – trained and coached under Coporate Presentations Coach and best-selling author Jerry Weissman

Sixtus Oechsle’s background is as uncommon as his name. Like his surname, his CV conveys a blend of creativity, uniqueness and accomplishments. Sixtus is a passionate entrepreneurial leader with a unique depth and breadth of executive, management and industry experiences.

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Beth Bauer 

Beth Bauer is President of The Three Marketeers, Inc., parent company of Tier 1 Group. Beth is responsible for the back-office operations of Tier 1 Group, including oversight of Marketing, Personnel and Accounting.

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