As a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs, Steve brings his background as an experienced finance executive with over 30 years in leadership roles at technology growth companies. Steve is currently an independent consultant, having previously served as CFO for 6 companies (Kurion, AeroVironment, L3 PrimeWave, Cellotape, Adicom Wireless, and Globalstar), and as COO for 1 company (Materia).
He has executive experience in the following industries: aerospace, defense, telecom, industrial, alternative energy, chemical manufacturing, and environmental waste. Steve’s focus is helping early stage/start-up businesses scale their activities by implementing systems, policies, controls, and plans from the ground-up. He has experience relating to investor relations, business planning, budgeting, capital structure, accounting, ERP, regulatory, HR, and IT.
Steve also has significant fundraising experience, including debt, convertibles, venture rounds, and execution of a successful IPO. Steve holds an undergraduate Business degree from Cal State Northridge and an MBA from San Diego State University.