is a 20-year veteran in entrepreneurship, finance, innovation and economic development. His experience began in the mid-1980s when he consulted for the World Bank and U.S. Agency for International Development. To date, Steve has been directly responsible for more than 200 transactions, the majority involving technology-based companies. He maintains regular communication with some of the more significant companies in which he has invested, which provides a wealth of experience on matters such as fund raising, board formation and personnel recruitment. Steve is sits on numerous boards including the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF) and serves on the boards of the Wasatch Venture Fund, MountainWest Venture Group and Utah Valley Entrepreneur Forum. Steve has consulted around the world in countries such as Morocco, Norway, Romania, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. He holds an MBA from the University of Utah, a Masters of Computer Applications in Education from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a BS in Anthropology from Michigan State. Steve speaks Indonesian and is an avid skier.