Tim Gregory • Bruce Leep • Dennis K. Massaro • Steve Lavey
NORTHLIGHT PARTNERS LLC - President and CEO
Steve is a seasoned, entrepreneurial finance and operations executive that has helped build six publicly-traded and private equity-backed companies and create over $1 billion in market value in several industries, including waste services, asset management, organic beef and internet-based technology.
He is currently a private investor as well as President and CEO of Northlight Partners LLC, a financial and operational consulting firm specializing in strategic growth consulting, financial operations consulting, merger & acquisition advisory services, and web development.
He co-founded Dakota Beef LLC, the country's largest organic beef company and Envestnet Asset Management, a successful Chicago public company, 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 publicly-traded consolidator in the waste services industry, which completed 110 acquisitions before being acquired.
Steve's experience also includes seven years 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.
wife are avid theatergoers and are active in a number of charities in Chicago, and he
wife and their four children reside on the northside of Chicago.