Steve is a founder and Managing Director of Fruition Ventures LLC, a closely held venture capital firm that manages the assets of its founding partners, and an active angel investor. He is the co-founder and current board member of ClosingCorp, parent company of Closing.com, a real estate information services company based in La Jollam CA that is leading the way for consumers and professionals to shop for and compare real estate closing services online. In 2004, Steve co-founded AdEngage, a popular advertising network.
In 2002, he co-founded YarnMarket.com, the largest online yarn e-commerce site, and owner of Yarndex.com, the industry standard fibers database. In 1998, Steve founded Supertuner.com, a technology company with browser based, media-stream management systems that broke new ground with AJAX and Web 2.0 functionality and holds a patented IP that is now part of one of the leading patent pools.
As co-founder (in 1993) and CEO of Hollywood Media (formerly Hollywood.com), Steve was an early pioneer in the area of streaming and interactive media, with the company being a primary producer and distributor of online interactive campaigns for almost every Hollywood studio. Hollywood Media, sold to The Times Mirror in 1996, is the developer of movietickets.com, and a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: HOLL). Steve was also the founder of Movie Hotline, an information service that boasted the first national movie locator, in partnership with Gannett’s USA Today.
Steve holds a BA in Communications from Rutgers College.