A serial entrepreneur providing strategic leadership & technical direction to startups and companies experiencing break-out growth. Steve installs scalable business processes and budget appropriate technologies setting a solid foundation upon which a company can build and grow.
Well versed at the board and executive levels of both public and private sector companies, Steve is constantly active with a number of endeavors in varying roles with the common goal of setting them up for success!
Background: In 1994, Steve left DEC’s LA consulting practice to form REGARD. In 2 yrs Steve grew the company to 25 employees and established consulting partnerships with Microsoft, IBM Lotus Notes & RIM.
After the Y2K craze, REGARD expanded into a high-end boutique Internet strategy firm to compete with Razorfish, March-First and the like. REGARD quickly added clients TRW, VPA (bought by Fidelity), DIRECTV and John Deere while the mobility division landed Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, Wells Fargo Bank, Countrywide, Hughes, LIONSGATE, Creative Artists Agency and myriad state & federal gov’t agencies.
In 2003, REGARD opened subsidiary REGARD Solutions Pvt. Ltd in Nagpur, India and established a nationwide reputation with RIM, Microsoft, AT&T, Sprint/NEXTEL, & Verizon as highly reliable, top-tier mobile & eCommerce software experts building scalable, enterprise grade solutions.
Steve formed software incubator REGARD Ventures in 2007 to help early-stage entrepreneurs build their companies for success.
Steve has been COO of a publicly traded eCommerce company, conducted due diligence and made countless angel investments into startups, acted as outside business process and technology strategist to countless “C-Level” executives of Fortune-500 and SMB Businesses. Steve was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine (9/07), is often quoted in trade rags, and speaks at southern California universities & tradeshows on entrepreneurship.
Specialties:Flash sales, eCommerce, logistics, product sourcing, mobile solutions, social media, digital marketing, Startup Strategist, Software incubator, Solution Architecture, Financial Modeling, Executive Carrier Relationship Development, Major Account Development and Penetration, Business Development and Channel Development, Large Scale International Project Management, Commercial Software Product Development, Fortune 500 CIO Level Experience, Public Company COO