Stephen has a 35-year career in founding, investing in and building information technology companies. He is recognized for his leadership in data mining, analytics and business intelligence. Stephen was Founder, lead investor and served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Explorys. Formed in partnership with Cleveland Clinic, Explorys addresses the national imperative to leverage electronic medical records for the improvement of Healthcare. Explorys was acquired by IBM [NYSE: IBM] in April 2015. Prior to Explorys he served as the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Everstream, the company he founded in 1999 which was sold to Concurrent [NASDAQ: CCUR] in 2005. In 1983, Stephen founded McHale and Associates, Inc., a USConnect regional office, where he served as Chairman of the Board and CEO. He was a founding investor and served on the Board of Directors and as CEO of the parent company USConnect, an international systems integrator until its sale to IKON [NYSE: IKN] in 1997. Stephen is the Managing Director of 23Bell LLC an Invention Capital firm and an Advisory Board Member to Austin base Genesis Inventions a market leader in cyber security development.
Stephen serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Families and Children, a non-profit organization that makes success possible for families in Northeast Ohio’s most challenged communities. Stephen serves on the investment screening committee for the North Coast Angel Fund and is a member of The Global Center for Health Innovation Industry Advisory Board. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs Organization and Chairman of RxRevu Inc., a leader in Prescription Intelligence analytics. Most recent board positions include Unify Project, Jumpstart, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees.