Steve has been a consistent supporter of Convercent for many years, providing tremendous value on strategic and financial matters to me and my executive team.
Steve is a managing director at Sapphire Ventures, where he is responsible for the firm’s capital markets activities. Steve’s areas of technology focus include consumer hardware, automotive technology and legal technology, as well as the intersection of sports, media and disruptive technologies. He has served as a board director for Recommind and currently serves as a board observer for Tonal and Fevo. Steve is a founding partner of the firm’s early-stage sports, media and entertainment technology investing initiative, Sapphire Sport. Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures, he was a managing director in technology investment banking at Deutsche Bank, UBS and Jefferies, where he led more than 100 financings and M&A transactions.
Earlier in his career, Steve was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company and worked in technology corporate finance at Robertson Stephens. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, with highest honors, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a JD from Stanford Law School. During his time at Stanford, Steve was a fellow at the Stanford Center for Conflict and Negotiation and worked for the San Francisco 49ers on salary cap modeling. He also serves on the Bay Area Leadership Council for the U.S. Soccer Foundation. Steve is based in our Palo Alto office. He has also lived in London, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and traveled extensively throughout Europe and China.