Steve recently took his longtime hobby of guiding individuals around Israel and made it his primary vocation. He has been working with Keshet Journeys since August of 2010 concentrating on the development of the hi-tech and business touring portions of Keshet Journey’s programs.
Steve left Intel in 2009 after almost 15 years, most of which were as part of the Intel Capital team, where he was investing in Israeli startups that were aligned with Intel’s strategic goals. An early member of the Intel Capital Israel team, Steve had a hand in virtually all of Intel’s venture investments in Israel.
Prior to joining Intel, Steve’s varied career included serving as CFO for an Israeli security hardware manufacturer, financial manager in a solar energy developer and a member of an agricultural commune, Kibbutz Gesher Haziv, in northern Israel where he was controller in their plastics factory. Before making aliyah he was a partner in a local CPA firm in the Boston area after beginning his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Currently, in addition to his guiding work, Steve is serving as Treasurer of the Educational and Spiritual Center at Kibbutz Hannaton where he is a member.
Steve received a B.S. in management science from Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute in 1971 and a Masters in Accountancy from Northeastern University in 1972. He became an Israeli CPA in 1980. He completed the Israeli guide course with The Tourism School of the University of Haifa and has been guiding groups of Business students, investors and business people on tours of Israel combining the stories of the 1st century with the miracles of the 21st century.