I’M A ROUND PEG IN A WORLD OF SQUARE HOLES WHO SEES PROBLEMS, EVERYWHERE
I’m enamored, with every fiber of my mind and soul, with the art of business done better. It’s what drove me to become a serial entrepreneur and it’s the same impetus that ultimately drove me to the practice of executive coaching.
Seeing problems everywhere, questioning everything, indulging my insatiable curiosity for discovering the yet undiscovered is what makes me tick. It’s what allows me to solve problems before most people even discover there are problems. It’s what I do naturally and effortlessly. It’s the reason for my academic and entrepreneurial success.
And it’s a seminal factor in my abilities as an executive coach to bring measurable benefits to even top performing CEOs.
Steve is an executive coach, advising C-level executives, board members and startups on a broad range of business issues from management strategies to technology, from conflict management to delegation strategies, from business evangelism to negotiations, from funding strategies to motivational strategies, and beyond.
His practice spans Europe, North America and Asia, with clients in a broad range of industries from the most conventional entities operating in highly matured markets to the bleeding edge of emerging technology startups.
Previously, Steve spent twenty years as a serial entrepreneur who co-founded six companies spanning five industries, a chairman & CEO of five companies and a board member of a total of eleven companies, leading to acquisitions totaling over $680 million by companies including Sony, E*Trade, Charles Schwab, Block Trading and Sungard.
Steve’s companies have been recognized for pioneered work in electronic security in the earliest days of the Internet, for seminal work in bringing Internet-based electronic trading to the consumer market in the 1990’s, for high frequency trading that accounted for over 10% of total NASDAQ trading in late 1990’s, for the first Internet-scale push notification system in the early 2000’s and for one of the first big data semantic-based behavioral advertising platforms in the mid and late 2000’s.
In the 1980’s, Steve studied psychology and computer science on the undergraduate and graduate level at Columbia University, where he maintained a 4.0 GPA. He served two terms as President of the Columbia University chapter of the A.C.M. and co-founded the Columbia University Computer Science Society in 1986. Additionally, he was a teaching assistant and later a head teaching assistant in the Computer Science Department and an Instructor in the Psychology Department.