Contributor Steve Cheney is currently Head of Business Development at GroupMe, and formerly an engineer and programmer with a rich technology background across consumer, mobile, infrastructure and web industries.
A Silicon Valley native, Steve spent the majority of his career at Integrated Device Technology, marketing hardware and software to Apple, Cisco, Intel, Google, Nokia, Foxconn and hundreds of other OEMs/ODMs worldwide.
Steve has also worked as an M&A investment banker at Morgan Stanley and in educational roles both independently and at Kaplan. During college he founded an independent software business which developed custom productivity solutions for construction and law firms, and co-founded a ten-person construction firm which grew to serve thousands of residential clients.
He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from Columbia University with an emphasis in finance and strategy.