Steve is a serial entrepreneur, corporate executive and university technology commercialization executive. He started his career in research and then moved to research management and general management for Union Carbide, Akzo Coatings, GE and Alcoa. As an entrepreneur, Steve was CEO of a revolutionary composites venture and a medical device venture, in addition to serving on boards of a number of early stage ventures. Steve’s passion for commercializing early technologies and growing entrepreneurial communities led him to university technology commercialization operations at Utah State University and The Johns Hopkins University. At both institutions, the focus on commercializing university technology through startup formation moved each to the top of the national rankings. In 2008, Hopkins achieved the strongest startup portfolio in the nation with 12 startups and $76M in venture capital raised. Steve has an A.B. in chemistry from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Harvard University.