With over 25 years of management experience, Steve has run companies in financial services, process innovation and software solutions. He was the founder and CEO of Tegrit Financial Group, GaveKal Securities, Tegrit Technologies and LexMar Global and served as Special Advisor to Wafra Investments, a Kuwaiti owned investment firm. He is the Founder and Chief Provocateur of the Rushmore Center for Innovation where he leads seminars, workshops and keynote addresses on innovation for corporations and non-profit organizations.
In 2011, Steve received the Austin Fox Award for Exceptional Service to the Free Enterprise System. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Amherst College and an MBA in finance from NYU's Stern School of Business where he currently serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship.
Steve still plays competitive ice hockey without hurting himself or others, makes a mean risotto, and is proud father of two establishment-fighting children.
David brings to Kayon Partners over 25 years of venture capital and private equity experience. He was the co-founder of several investment groups including Velocity Equity Partners where he was a managing partner.
David's prior investments include: MGC Communications, 21st Century Telecom Group, CyberSource, Retail Solutions, Dotomi, CiDRA, The FeedRoom, and LexMar Global. Earlier in his career, David served in various corporate development roles at Farley Industries developing, analyzing and executing corporate acquisition strategies and restructuring alternatives for Fruit of the Loom, West Point Pepperell, Acme Boot Company and other Farley Industries-affiliated companies. He is a graduate of Amherst College and earned his MBA from The Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
David participates annually in the Patriots Day Road Race in Lexington Massachusetts. He is the proud father of four extremely reverent children and one not so reverent Chocolate Lab.