| 20 Million Minutes
Having had an excellent college experience as a football manager under Bo Schmbechler at the University of Michigan
then moving after graduation into a successful marketplace career in accounting, banking and corporate finance, Steve
has a background as a serial entrepreneur, and has grown successfully four different companies over the last ten years.
also took his
wife Sue on a once-in-a-lifetime, one-year World Tour, covering 25 countries (before kids and a mortgage!) in 1996-1997.
Ask him about that awesome adventure - he
highly recommends it to all!
rounded the inevitable 40-year mark several years ago, he
began to reflect on the fact that that he
has about 20 million minutes (38 years for the mathematically challenged!) left to make his
This blog hopes to chronicle that journey.
Steve served for three years as the CFO and Project Manager at Park Community Church, a growing church of about 2,300 urban energetic folks in the heart of Chicago on the near northside in two locations, where he served as project manager on Park's first permanent building, and added his direction and creativity to areas like strategy, information technology, human resources, communications and other cool stuff.
Over the last ten 15 years, Steve
has had some cool jobs…….
teve helped start and growDakota Beef LLC
into the country's largest organic beef company now serving delicious meat through Costco!
He also co-founded Envestnet Asset Management, a successful venture-backed financial services firm, which has grown significantly through multiple acquisitions.
Steve also served as the VP-Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of American Disposal Services, Inc., a $240 million publicly-traded consolidator in the waste services industry, which was acquired in October 1998.
also enjoyed his
marketplace experience as a money center banker with Bank of America
and Continental Bank
and more than five years as a CPA with a Big Six firm.
He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting and economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA in finance and corporate strategy from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
Steve and his wife are active in a number of charities in Chicago, love the theater (where he is on the Board of Provision Theater - the best theater company in Chicago), and he and his wife and their four children reside on the northside of Chicago.
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