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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.
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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 successful exits.
Steve has a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.
In addition to being an MD at Copia Growth Partners, Steve is a start up advisor at Berkeley Skydeck, while also playing a key role in the development of the semiconductor incubation and acceleration track. He is also serving as an Executive in Residence at Plug and Play Technology Center, mentoring start-ups and serving on advisory boards.