Steve is currently the CFO of BrightFarms, Inc. and leads the company’s finance, corporate development, legal and technology efforts. Over the past few years, Steve led multiple BrightFarms equity and debt raises including the sale to Cox Enterprises in August 2021. He works closely with the company’s CEO to design and implement the company’s high growth strategy that will transform the supply chain for leafy greens in the US over the next decade.
Prior to BrightFarms, Steve spent 10 years as an investment banker with RBC Capital Markets and Daniels & Associates where he specialized in raising capital and providing mergers & acquisitions advice for high growth companies in the communications, media and entertainment sectors. During his tenure at RBC, Steve was recognized by Multichannel News in its annual “40 Under 40” list for his work in the media and telecom industries.
After RBC, Steve held the CFO and COO roles at Rural Media Group, Inc, a multimedia entertainment company that created and distributed agricultural news and information, as well as western sports and lifestyle content. During his time with RMG, the company quadrupled its revenue and EBITDA and launched four new verticals including a global streaming service, SiriusXM radio network, a live Ag news cable network and a major annual rodeo event.
Steve received an M.B.A. from New York University and a B.A. from Rutgers University, where he also founded the men’s intercollegiate club volleyball team.