Steve Glenn is an entrepreneur committed to positive social change through both for- and non-profit organizations. He is the founder and CEO of LivingHomes, LLC — a developer of modern, prefabricated homes designed by world-class architects that feature healthy/green materials and energy systems, all at a great price value. A fan of architecture and an avid Lego enthusiast from a very young age, Glenn tried his hand at design in college only to find the he lacked both the talent and temperament to be an architect. Instead, Glenn concluded that the world could use more real estate developers like Jim Rouse who focus on projects that reflect a deep appreciation for the aesthetic, environment and communities in which they’re created. From Lego to prefab, LivingHomes represents the fulfillment of a life-long ambition to create a company that aspires to ‘wed profit and purpose’ by developing homes that make great design, functionality, and sustainable design practical and affordable.
Glenn spent most of his career in technology. Glenn founded and served as CEO for PeopleLink, a leading provider of enterprise e-community solutions to clients which included Oracle, GE, MTV, Paramount, Reuters and CBS. He is also a founding Partner of idealab!, a business incubation firm that raised over $1 billion in equity, and founded or invested in a number of successful companies including GoTo/Overture (OVER), NetZero/United Online (UNTD), CitySearch (TMCS), Tickets.com (TKTS), eToys and CarsDirect. Prior to idealab!, Glenn worked for Walt Disney Imagineering as co-director of the Virtual Reality Studio. Glenn co-founded Clearview Software, which was sold to Apple Computer, where he briefly served as a Marketing Specialist.
Glenn is also involved with a number of non-profits. Prior to LivingHomes, Glenn worked for nearly two years with the William Jefferson Clinton Foundationfirst managing the development of a $330 million program in Mozambique that will provide care and treatment to over 350,000 HIV+ individuals. He then managed the development of a childhood health initiative with the American Heart Association.
Glenn co-founded and serves on the board of the Sustainable Business Council, and Kaia Parker Dance Fund, and, formerly, the Hope Street Group. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Brown University Entrepreneur Forum and Watts House Project.
Glenn was named the Clean Tech CEO of the Year in 2008 by Clean Tech Week, and Environmental Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 by LA City Council/Faith2Green.
He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Organizational Behavior from Brown University, and received a scholarship for the Career Discovery Program in Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Glenn stills plays with Legos. A lot.