A business and technology leader in application networking and delivery, Steve brings together the experience of being the customer, the engineer and the marketer.
As the founder of RisingEdge Consulting, Steve brought his strategic marketing insight to Silicon Valley companies such as Citrix Systems, Coyote Point Systems, Coradiant, Silver Peak and Amadeus Capital. Steve also played a prominent role in the L4-7 application delivery market as the director of product management/marketing at Citrix/NetScaler and Array Networks, where his responsibilities encompassed AFE/ADC, SSL-VPN, and Application Firewalls.
His contributions at NetScaler helped grow the company from $10M to $100M in three years, leading to their $320M acquisition by Citrix Systems. In addition to his hands-on experience as a kernel/network engineer, Steve is the author of several books on Unix and networking, including Linux Administration: A Beginners Guide. Steve currently serves on the advisory board of StrangeLoop Networks and MiraLink.