Steve has a distinguished reputation for establishing and building investment relations programs, cultivating relationships with Wall Street analysts, and consistently increasing companies’ exposure with the investment community. He has been a leader on teams that have raised over $750 million in capital, while also working closely with senior management and public company boards to drive strategic business and financial decisions. He is a versatile finance and communications executive that has worked with companies from early development stage to established commercial organizations, primarily in the technology and life science sectors. Steve is a strong and accountable leader with demonstrated excellence and measurable results in challenging environments.
Most recently, Steve was Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Organovo, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONVO), where he created and executed the first investor relations and corporate communications program for this developmental stage biotechnology company. He was a strategic partner and counsel to the senior executive team and board of directors in supporting critical business decisions and multiple capital markets transactions. He built consensus on key messages and created and delivered all stakeholder content. He grew relationships with industry analysts, nearly doubled the firm’s institutional investor ownership and helped execute over $45 million in capital raising activity.
Steve was previously Executive Director, Finance and Investor Relations at Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM), where he established and executed the first investor relations program for this $525 million revenue satellite communications and technology leader. He was a strategic partner and counsel to the senior executive team and board of directors. He created and delivered all press releases, executive presentations, quarterly earnings scripts and annual reports. Steve also developed relationships with industry analysts, designed and implemented a proprietary investor targeting program, and collaboratively planned and executed over $300 million in capital raising activity.
As Executive Director, Finance and Investor Relations at Centennial Communications Corp (NASDAQ:CYCL; purchased by AT&T), Steve developed and executed the first investor and financial media relations program for this $1 billion revenue telecommunications services leader. Prior to that, he was an Investor Relations Director at AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), where he designed and implemented a comprehensive shareholder outreach strategy. Earlier in his career, Steve was Manager, Capital Markets Intelligence at NASDAQ OMX (formerly Thomson Financial), where he advised Fortune 500 clients in several industries on investor relations program development.
Steve served for eight years as a First Lieutenant, Troop Executive Officer and Platoon Leader for the 1/104th Cavalry Squadron, U.S. Army. He currently serves as a San Diego Chapter board member for the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Delaware, with a dual major in Finance and Management. He is also fluent in Hungarian.