Steven is focused on VCapital’s new business development and client communications efforts, working closely with Jim Vaughan. Steven has developed a close association with numerous single- and multi-family offices and private trust groups throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He has also been aligned with the many support organizations that assist with advising ultra high net worth individuals, families and foundations. Prior to joining VCapital, Steven was a Co-founder and the Director of Investment Strategy at VentureDNA Capital Advisors, LLC, a private investment company focused on early-stage technology investments. Steven managed the research team and investment sourcing functions, including the ongoing evaluation and monitoring of investments, and has an impressive understanding of public and private markets.
Prior to VentureDNA, he founded several private companies. Steven began his investment career with Salomon Smith Barney (a division of Citibank) in Chicago. Working with its Private Wealth Management Group, Steven advised high-net-worth individuals, family offices and institutions on a range of complex issues. Steven attended DePaul University in Chicago and managed his 100-year-old family business, Pedian Rug Company. In 2001, he advised on the negotiation and sale of the company, igniting his interest in finance and business funding.