A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and business consultant, Steven Spinner currently leverages his skills to advise early-stage ventures on best-practice approaches to launching, financing, and expanding their businesses. Focusing primarily on companies in the technology, media, and consumer products sectors, Steve Spinner mines his extensive academic and career experience in his work as a knowledge resource for burgeoning enterprises. Having collaborated with nearly 50 high-growth companies to date, Steve Spinner also invests in start-ups that possess notable potential for success over both the short and long terms.
Steven Spinner applied himself as a Business Analyst with McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong upon completion of his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University. He returned to the United States the following year to serve as a Business Evaluations Associate for Atlanta Centennial Olympic Properties (ACOP), the organization tapped to fund the 1996 Summer Games. Promoted to Program Manager, Steve Spinner aided in the creation of the ACOP Marketing Planbook and helped secure a $456 million broadcast rights deal.
Returning to academia in 1994, Steven Spinner earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He was subsequently hired at NBC as Director of Business Development, conducting media co-investment activities for the network with its sister division, GE Capital. Steve Spinner departed the company after a productive tenure as Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for NBC Internet.
Steven Spinner went on to act as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at NotifyMe Networks, a post he maintained until AT&T purchased the company in 2001. Ready to pursue new challenges, Steve Spinner founded a sports sciences and educational services firm in 2002 and spent four years at the organization's helm before joining the Obama-Biden Transition Project as a member of its Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform working group. More recently, he functioned as a Loan Programs Advisor for the U.S. Department of Energy.