Steven is a lifelong technologist which began with intermittent employment at a semiconductor manufacturer, now part of TI, while in college. Upon graduation his technology skillset acquired through employment opened opportunities to apply for positions at established computer companies. Steven worked in product development and management at NCR, Data General and Prime Computer and then served in executive roles at engineering and manufacturing companies that included Bytex Corp., StrataCom Inc., Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. Over the past twenty years, Steven has served as an advisor and board member at numerous for profit and charitable entities. He is an active investor at pre-seed, seed and Series A funding stages both directly and as an LP through VC and PE funds. He enjoys working with entrepreneurs in assessing and preparing for what is next, including broader market adoption, revenue acceleration, scaling operations along with identifying and mitigating operational and market risks.