Steve is the founder of (add)ventures and an Emmy award-winning producer and writer who oversees all aspects of our firm’s strategic and creative campaigns.
His creativity, marketing savvy and innovative vision have been rewarded with Inc. 500 status (Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing companies); a Blue Chip Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; an InnerCity 100 award (a list of the top 100 fastest-growing inner-city companies in the United States); and numerous international awards for creative excellence. Additionally, DiversityBusiness named (add)ventures one of the Top 500 Diversity-Owned Businesses in the United States, and Steve has been honored as the Small Business Association Minority Business Owner of the Year.
Prior to founding (add)ventures, Steve helped build an in-house advertising and public relations agency at EMC Corporation that – in just three years – fueled explosive growth for the company from near startup to a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.
Steve’s insights on business often appear in the media, including prominent news outlets, such as the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution and Total Retail. His personal creative insights and humorous perspectives have appeared in popular consumer media outlets, including Parents, Parenting and Redbook magazines. He also serves as a regular contributor on The Huffington Post and Business Insider, and is a member of the Forbes Agency Council.
In the community, Steve devotes significant time and passion to giving back – both personally and professionally. He is particularly engaged in youth empowerment through education and athletics – serving as a volunteer soccer, basketball and baseball coach at the youth, middle school and high school levels.
Steve is a graduate and active alumnus of Boston College where he is a member of its 1863 Society, a Flynn Fund contributor and former board director of its 125,000-plus member Alumni Association.