Steve has been an Operating Partner at Venrock since 2009 after having been CEO of several early stage companies including DataRunway, Vidient, Arcwave and CoWave Networks. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Research and Development at Nokia Internet Communications and Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless Communications Division at Cylink Corporation. Steve also held senior management and engineering positions at Trimble Navigation and Hewlett Packard. At Venrock, Steve focuses on investments in connectivity, M2M/Internet of Things, robotics and embedded systems. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of FutureDial and Savari. He is a also a board observer at Shape Security and is a company advisor to Alcatraz.ai. Previous board seats include Lucid Motors, RedSeal, Quantenna (Nasdaq:QTNA), Canesta (Acq by Microsoft), Kineto Wireless (Acq by Taqua), Newport Media (Acq by Atmel), and Teranetics (Acq by PLX Technology).
Steve received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.