Steve was a varsity swim athlete at Washington University in St. Louis, graduating with a degree in Engineering and Public Policy. He then earned his MBA at Harvard and headed West to work in Silicon Valley. Steve has been a startup executive and a partner at venture capital firm Ignite Group and co-founded Architect Partners, a boutique tech M&A advisor. In his spare time, he bikes, sails and mentors a range of non-profit and for-profit startups.
Why Step Ahead? “I think Step Ahead is a great win-win - it provides a simple, proven, valuable benefit to children with autism (and their families), and it gives college athletes a fun, easy way to give back to their community. I can think of few other programs that do as much good per dollar of funding.”