Steven is a co-founder and CEO of GQR. His role is to originate, define and execute the business’ global growth strategy.
Through GQR’s parent company, Wynden Stark, Steven is an investor and adviser to several human capital, financial and technology startups. Born in West London and raised in Hertfordshire, Steven now spends his time between Los Angeles, New York and London.
Steven graduated from Loughborough University, studying business, economics and finance. While at Loughborough, he held positions in investment banking, private wealth and real estate.
Steven began his career as an analyst at a boutique project finance and investment banking firm specializing in alternative energy and traditional natural resource-based project development and project finance in the U.S., EU and Russia/CIS. His focus was in project finance and pitch book construction for projects including wind energy development in Southern California and biomass energy development in France.
Steven is passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics and was originally set to join Loughborough’s engineering school with sponsorship from Laing O’Rourkes investment and development business, before transferring to the economics and business faculty to fulfill his commercial aspirations.