Chief Financial Officer
Steve is an experienced finance executive with a 25+ year track record in senior roles at startups, Fortune 500 technology companies and venture capital funds. He has significant experience in fundraising, ranging from angel and venture capital to debt financing and initial public offerings. Steve has particular expertise supporting startups with growth and cross border issues and with venture capital funds and investments. His industry experience includes Clean Tech, services/consulting, manufacturing, hardware, autonomous vehicles, telecommunications, enterprise SaaS, internet, natural resources, aerospace, utilities, energy and venture capital.
Prior to joining EGFS, Steve was the CFO of Azure International, a consulting and analytics company which helps technology companies and venture/PE funds expand internationally, with an emphasis on China. There he served as consulting and interim CFO for several of Azure’s portfolio and partner companies, leading many successful fund raising efforts and several successful exits. Steve also concurrently served as CFO of Azure’s affiliated venture capital fund where he led all investment, portfolio management, accounting, reporting, compliance and investor relations functions. Previously he was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs based in the US and Europe, where he focused on technology company fund raising and M&A.
Steve is an avid participant in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Bay Area: He is on the organizing committees for the MIT Alumni Club of Northern California Technology and Energy & Environment tracks and is active with the MIT Alumni Angels and Bay Angels investor networks. He also serves as a mentor for startups at several incubators and accelerators, including Chinaccelerator, HAX Accelerator, and the Cleantech Open.
Steve graduated from MIT with an engineering degree and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.