The history of Steve

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The history of Steve

Steve’s career started at Prudential Financial where he had the opportunity to work side by side with a top Java consultant from Sun Microsystems for over a year. This all happened long before Java was considered a mainstream language. Shortly after the successful completion of that project Steve used his newly found Java skills as a foundation to jump start his career.

His next endeavor was working at a Web Startup called USWeb/CKS who’s mission was to webify the world. While there Steve helped a major retail chain launch their first ever e-commerce site. He also worked on a software system that helped a small Tribeca based film company called The Shooting Gallery make movies more efficiently.

After experiencing the highs and lows of the startup life, he decided to focus on delivering high throughput low latency systems in the Financial space at companies such as Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse. In between his projects at the Financials, Steve spent time in the Media space as well working at Conde Nast scaling out Brides.com and WWD.com. He also worked at Comcast Interactive Media on Fancast.com and the first beta version of the Comcast XFinity iPad application.

While not cranking away on his MacBook, Steve enjoys the sport of Cycling especially during the month of July when the Tour de France is under way. He also enjoys participating in charity bike rides and hopes one day to be able to compete in an American Century ride (100 miles). His longest ride to date is 62.5 miles (Metric Century). His weapon of choice is a Specialized Roubaix.