Steve founded ArrowStream in 2000 and serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Steve’s extensive experience in foodservice and finance, combined with his passion and commitment to building trust among trading partners, has helped him develop a unique vision for reshaping the foodservice supply chain. Since founding ArrowStream, he and his team have been dedicated to building the world’s most efficient supply chains. Prior to forming ArrowStream, Steve was President of the Sterno Division at Blyth Industries, a $1.3 billion global consumer products company. Previously, Steve held several positions at Blyth Industries including Vice President of International and Corporate Controller.
Steve earned his Master’s degree in public and private management (MPPM) from the Yale School of Management and his Bachelor of Arts from The University of California, Berkeley. Steve has earned many professional recognitions including: Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Midwest honoree, finalist for the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) 2010 CEO of the Year, and Supply and Demand Chain Executives’ 2009 Pros to Know. He serves on the Board of the Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis and chairs its investment committee. He has been involved with the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association since 1999.
Originally from Sonoma, CA, one of Steve’s teachers gave him the announcement about The Junior Statesmen Summer School. He gave up a baseball road trip that summer to attend the program at U.C. Davis and the experience had a deep affect on his life.