Founder & CEO
Based in Silicon Valley, Steve is a 20-year financial services technology veteran across three continents specializing in the strategic use of information technologies. “Steve combines an entrepreneurial mindset with a deep understanding of company culture and structure. He has the ability to operate comfortably and productively in both the startup’s and sponsoring company’s environments enabling them to serve as an effective conduit between the company, its investment targets, and the wider world of startups and early stage ventures.” Steve has spent his career at leading financial services companies – Bank of America, Barclays, BlackRock, ING Barings, Macquarie Bank and Westpac Investment Management – in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. Steve executed a career pivot in 2013 and stepped outside the corporate safety net in search of a new, entrepreneur-enabled corporate operating model. His focus is helping companies create sustainable growth in the face of constant disruption. Today Steve leads a team of technology futurists and corporate strategists pioneering innovative approaches in lean UX, rapid prototyping and lab culture to create opportunities for enterprises from the ‘outside in’.
Areas of experience
Product Strategy; User growth and engagement; Monetisation and revenue growth; Platforms and channel marketing.
Financial Services Startups.
What's the one thing you wish you had known before moving to the US?
A strong network.