Steve is a co-founder and Executive Vice President of Teliris currently leading Teliris’ Research and Development organization with overall technical responsibility for Teliris’ VirtuaLive product and services offerings. Steve’s organization incorporates System Design, Software Systems, InfiNET Design, and Teliris Research Labs. The R&D organization is focused on product development activities as well as defining and building the future of telepresence. Steve formerly acted as Chief Operating Officer of Teliris and was responsible for the day-to-day management of all Teliris’ operations in North America and Europe. He has been involved in the networking and data communications industries for more than 20 years. Steve began his career in 1989 at NETLAN, a large network integrator, as a senior sales representative. In 1993, he left to join Trachtenberg, one of Teliris’ founders, at Mycroft Inc., a network security and infrastructure consulting firm. As Managing Director of Mycroft’s United Kingdom operations, he was responsible for the growth and profitability of this operating unit. Steve studied mechanical engineering at Columbia University and graduated from Baruch College in New York with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems.