For two plus decades, Steve has been a pillar of the LA startup community leading innovations in Internet, mobile, social media, app development, eCommerce, and now, digital currency technologies. Now the Founder and CEO of GoCoin, Steve is actively speaking at International Bitcoin conferences on digital currency and next generation merchant payment solutions.
Well versed at the board and executive levels of both public and private sector companies, Steve is constantly active with a number of endeavors in varying roles with the common goal of setting them up for success.
In 1994, Steve left DEC’s LA consulting practice to form REGARD. In 2 yrs Steve grew the company to 25 employees and established consulting partnerships with Microsoft, IBM Lotus Notes & RIM.
After the Y2K craze, REGARD expanded into a high-end boutique Internet strategy firm to compete with Razorfish and the like. REGARD quickly added clients TRW, VPA (bought by Fidelity), and DIRECTV and mobile division landed Sony Pictures, Universal, Wells Fargo Bank, Hughes, LIONSGATE, Creative Artists Agency and myriad state & federal gov’t agencies.
In 2003, REGARD opened a subsidiary in Nagpur, India and established a worldwide reputation with RIM, Microsoft, AT&T, Sprint/NEXTEL, & Verizon as highly reliable, top-tier mobile & eCommerce software experts building scalable, enterprise solutions.
Steve formed software incubator REGARD Ventures in 2007 to help early-stage entrepreneurs build their companies for success.
Steve has been COO of a publicly traded eCommerce company, is active angel investor and a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at Bitcoin, Payments, Mobile and eCommerce conferences.