Steve was born in San Francisco, CA and was raised in Mill Valley, CA. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 with a B.A. in History and a concentration in European History. Steve was a four-year letter winner on the Varsity Baseball team at Penn and was a team captain in 2003. He was a Baseball America first team all Ivy League shortstop selection in 2003 and was an elected member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee in 2002 and 2003.
After graduating from Penn, Steve performed consulting work on a report for the United Nations Development Programme, which focused on building technological infrastructure in developing countries. Steve then spent four years in the Business Development Group of Bessemer Trust, where he was the firm’s lead analyst for fundraising activities.
Steve received his MBA from Columbia Business School in 2010, where he was awarded the Feldberg Fellowship, the school’s most prestigious full-tuition scholarship. While at Columbia, he was elected Co-President of the Real Estate Association and was an International Development Club project member for Liberia Housing Finance Company, an institution specializing in providing loans for housing in Liberia. Steve worked as a summer intern in the Acquisitions Group of Liquid Realty Partners, a real estate private equity firm that specializes in secondary investing.
After graduating from Columbia, Steve consulted on Playa Grande, a resort development project in the Dominican Republic, and later served as the Director of Investor Relations at Penn Square Real Estate Group, where he managed investor relations and capital raising efforts for real estate private equity funds. Steve then served as the COO of MONIQUE PÉAN, an award winning sustainable fine jewelry company, and currently oversees luxury real estate resort developments in Belize and Mexico for Thor Urbana. Steve lives in NYC with his wife and two children and is an Ambassador for Monrovia Football Academy and a charity:water Well Member.