After graduating from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Steve entered the US Navy. During his 24+ year career as an officer in the Navy SEALs, he deployed to numerous countries around the world. Steve commanded at all levels from Lieutenant (O-3) to his final rank of Captain (O-6) in various assignments with the US military’s special mission units. He was directly involved with planning and/or participating in combat operations in Panama, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq, and peace keeping missions in Haiti and Bosnia.
During deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Steve commanded Joint Special Operations Task Forces charged with conducting the United States highest priority missions against Al Qaeda, Taliban and Iraqi enemy forces. He earned his Master’s Degree in National Security Affairs at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington DC. His service awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star (two awards) and the Combat Action Ribbon (two awards).
After retiring from the Navy in 2004, he was hired by Aon Consulting as the Senior Vice President of Sales Operations in the Central Region. Steve joined INCISENT Labs Group in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer where he oversaw INCISENT companies with a focus on operational excellence and scaling. He became CEO of MAX at the beginning of 2015.