Steve cofounded Summit Partners in 1984. During his tenure at Summit, Steve was a Managing Director until 2000, a member of Summit’s Board of Managers until 2015, a Senior Advisor until 2017, and a board director of many public and private companies.
Steve's past directorships include CIDCO (NASDAQ: CDCO), Clean Harbors (NASDAQ: CLHB, later NYSE: CLH), Information Builders, QMS (NYSE: QMSI, later acquired by Minolta) and Superior Services (NASDAQ: SUPR, later acquired by Vivendi Universal).
Prior to Summit, Steve was a General Partner at TA Associates and an Investment Analyst at First Chicago Investment Corporation. He holds a BA in psychology from Yale University and a Masters in Management from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Steve is a former President of the New England Venture Capital Association.