Steve has founded several small business in Colorado most significant was Horizon Interactive which he started in 1994. Steve grew this business to over 30 employees and three million in revenue with operations in Colorado and Massachusetts in under 5 years. In 1999 he sold Horizon Interactive to a publicly traded business and was hired as Vice-President of Operations (Service Division). With Horizon Interactive at its core and with the resource of a publicly traded company, Steve helped grow the services business during the next three years to over 32 million in sales and over 250 employees. In 2002 that company was purchased by another public company that didn’t require the service business Steve managed so Steve formed IC Interactive and purchased the assets of the Service Division along with its operations in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Colorado. He sold IC Interactive in 2003 to a private investor who still operates the business today.
Before starting Horizon Interactive, Steve owned an Invisible Fence Franchise and worked for Digital Equipment Corporation as Course Developer and ultimately became Site Manager for their Colorado Documentation and Course Development Operations.
Steve gained his technical and management experience as a Fire Control Technician with the US Coast Guard. Before moving to Colorado, Steve also lived in Massachusetts and New York.
Currently Steve owns several LLCs, which he uses to manage his passive income portfolio primarily through Residential and Commercial Real Estate holdings and Oil and Gas investments in about 70 oil and gas wells across the country. He was also an Internet Investment Adviser and currently operates several website to help educate entrepreneurs and investors considering investing in oil and gas. Steve is an author and has written a dozen books on a wide variety of business and investing topics.
These days Steve volunteers much of his time to many civic organizations. Steve is an accredited SCORE mentor and was formally the Chapter Chairman. He also is a counselor for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and was their Interim Director in 2012 and currently sits on their Advisory Board. From 2015-2017 Steve was the Entrepreneurship Director and Adjunct Instructor for Pikes Peak Community College. Lastly, Steve was the Treasure and member of the Board of Directors for the ARC of the Pikes Peak Region for 6 years, a local non-profit helping individuals with developmental disabilities.