Steve is founder and managing partner of Kalele Partners, an international venture capital investment and advisory services firm.
Steve was most recently president of SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute), one of the world’s leading independent R&D organizations, well-known for breakthrough technology-based innovations and products. Previously, he held executive positions with Applied Materials, the global manufacturer of semiconductor capital equipment; Octel Communications, the worldwide leader in voice-messaging products; and Resumix, the inventor of AI-based human capital management applications. He started his career at Procter & Gamble, was a consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, and has also served as a venture capital
partner with Earlybird Ventures.
Steve is on the faculty at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, teaching on leadership, management and entrepreneurship topics.
He is past chairman of the Board of Trustees for Union College (NY) as well as The President’s Cabinet at California Polytechnical University.
He and his family are founders of the Kalele Foundation, supporting organizations around the world that provide life-changing experiences for underserved children and young adults.
Steve has a BSEE and AB from Union College, and an MBA from Stanford University.