As president and CEO of Highwinds, Steve plays a key role in managing all operational responsibilities for the company, including direct management of the sales, information technology, customer service, and finance organizations. Under his direction, Highwinds has established a global presence and achieved majority market share of their software and hosting IP services product lines. He has played an instrumental role in launching the company's content delivery services, which today is the fastest growing CDN on the planet.
Steve’s extensive experience in the software industry includes working with Openwave Systems in their enterprise software division, serving as vice president of WebUsenet's software division, and serving as director of sales for bCandid Corporation. In these previous roles, he led an aggressive penetration into the enterprise IP services software market, driving sales initiatives and winning business with the world's leading telecommunications and internet service providers, including Cox Communications, EarthLink, Telecom Italia, Time Warner Cable, UPC Chello, and Verizon.
In both 2007 and 2008, Steve was named a finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Alabama.