Steve is a Venture Partner and Executive-in-Residence. His role is first to assist with Translink’s portfolio companies in the commercial operations and strategies as a consultant to their executive teams. Further, Steve helps identify and evaluate companies for investment in retail technology, robotics and automation and digital media and entertainment.
Prior to joining Translink Capital, Steve held the role of President and Chief Strategy Officer for SoftBank Robotics America. In that role he was responsible for all commercial activity for this emerging service robotics company. Prior to joining SoftBank, Steve worked at Facebook as the Global Head of Strategy – Gaming where he drove the global strategic vision for the company’s US$3B Gaming Business. Before Facebook, he was the Vice President of Marketing and Insights for Ubisoft, the third largest video game publisher in the world and held multiple roles in sales, marketing and strategy for Energizer and Procter & Gamble.
Steve is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he holds a BA in Geology, and of Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, where he holds an MBA (Honors) in Marketing and International Business. He is a sought-after global thought leader with speaking engagements on four continents and has been quoted regularly in Business and Technology publications.