Steve brings a unique combination of deep strategic skills and experience, a passion for emerging technologies, markets
and business, and an ability to create simple but impactful perspectives and positions in communications.
Most recently, Steve spent 7 years as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Marketing at Xilinx, a company
that plays a significant role in enabling a very wide range of emerging technologies and applications.
Steve helped define and drive a strategic transformation at Xilinx from a hardware centric component provider to an
increasingly software centric applications enabler. This included the establishment of growth drivers aligned to 5
industry megatrends; AI/Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, 5G, Vision Systems, and Industrial IoT.
Steve was responsible for all corporate strategy, market development, market research, and ecosystem development, as
well CEO, employee, investor and corporate communications. During Steve’s tenure, Xilinx increased its market value
from approximately $7B to $19B.
Prior to Xilinx, Steve served in strategic and senior executive roles driving industry initiatives, strategy, technology
direction, M&A, investments and marketing for multiple leaders in design automation (including Cadence), ASICs (VLSI
Technology) and communications (Hughes Space and Communications Group).
As part of these roles, Steve has also invested in small companies and served on multiple small company boards with
Steve has a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from the University of
Currently, Steve is working as a Managing Director in Copia Growth Partners, serving as Executive in Residence at Plug
and Play Technology Center, mentoring start-ups and serving on advisory boards
Corporate Strategy, Growth, Transformation, and Communications to Investors, Media and Customers.
Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Sensor Fusion, and Accelerated Cloud Computing Enabling a Wide Range of the Highest Growth Applications
ASICs, SoCs, FPGAs, Algorithm and Application Development, Chip Development, IP