Steve is an accomplished business Executive that is known for building transformative businesses, developing successful strategies, creating innovative business models and fostering partnerships and coalitions.
He began his career on the creative side, deciding whether to pursue music and graphic arts as a career prior to discovering his passion for technology. He began his career as an engineer, rising to the ranks of principle as internetworking was burgeoning. Equally accomplished in business, he went on to lead technology strategy practices at consulting firms such as KPMG Advisory and Lucent Worldwide Services.
He was an early employee at International Network Services, recognized at the time as the fastest growing company in Silicon Valley and eventually purchased by Lucent Technologies for $4.3B after its notable public offering. To this day he continues to actively mentor technology-based startups from ideation to funding and launch.
As a C-Level executive, Steve has held leadership roles in large, multinational organizations most recently responsible for national HealthIT strategy, platforms and standards in a $2 billion international healthcare services organization. His role encapsulated leadership in innovation and new business creation opportunities, regularly assessing promising companies for partnership or acquisition. He worked closely with venture and business partners to create shared, innovative opportunities.
Known as a strategic leader, he was chosen to lead some of the most challenging initiatives in the commercial and public sectors including the White House’s national Ready.gov initiative, the high-profile and highly secure public online media campaign for citizen preparedness that launched immediately following the attacks of 9/11.
Recognized for his work in healthcare analytics and secure infrastructure, Steve is a recognized public speaker and recipient of numerous awards including CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 Award for Excellence in Innovation. He was recently the featured speaker with Marc Benioff at the Salesforce World Tour in Chicago.
Outside of work, Steve finds time to pursue his creative passions as a musician, bicycling enthusiast, engaged husband and father to three as well as mentor to promising technology startups.