Steve Chalgren, VP & GM of Specification
Steve Chalgren leads the Specifications Program at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). His team supports our member companies that collaborate and invent new Bluetooth technology specifications, create methods to validate critical interoperability of Bluetooth devices, and respond to security vulnerabilities as they are discovered or reported.
Chalgren brings over 25 years of software-focused R&D, product, and general management leadership to his role. Recently, he served as the SVP of Business Strategy and Planning for Altium, a global electrical engineering eCAD design tool and product realization provider. Before Altium, Chalgren served as the Chief Strategy Officer & EVP of Product Management at Arena Solutions, a leading cloud Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) provider. His career has spanned both manufacturing and software roles, mainly at technology start-ups, including Tricord Systems, Jetstream Communications, Agile Software, and Bocada.
Chalgren holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Minnesota. He grew up fully embracing the four-season weather of the northern states: Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Today, he enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and coaching his daughter’s soccer team in temperate Northern California.