Vice President, Business Development @ Sally Ride Science
Global Director, NeuroLab Operations @ Nielsen
Neuropsychology Clinical Internship, Neuropsychology Clinical Internship @
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
I am a serial entrepreneur and education technology executive with more than 20 years of industry experience. As an academic, I taught undergraduate and graduate courses and have extensive experience in conducting a sponsored research program in neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology including a large multi-site research initiatives on the neural basis of brain plasticity and learning. I
I am a serial entrepreneur and education technology executive with more than 20 years of industry experience. As an academic, I taught undergraduate and graduate courses and have extensive experience in conducting a sponsored research program in neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology including a large multi-site research initiatives on the neural basis of brain plasticity and learning. I have authored or co-authored more than 100 publications including numerous research studies, commercial software programs and U.S. Patents. As a business executive, I am a passionate collaborator with broad business experience in technology transfer, translational research, business incorporation, venture funding and the start-up phases of several companies, including a successful IPO.
Chief Scientist @ Formed in 2014, Nervanix is an innovative, early-stage technology company that applies breakthrough advances in the field of neuroscience to improve learning models and cognitive skills development. Nervanix plans to become the leading developer and distributor of learning products using biosensor technology. From June 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) San Francisco Bay AreaVice President, Business Development @ I serve on the executive team as the Vice President for Business Development. I am responsible for overseeing the activities that drive revenue and build long-term partnerships that benefit our customers. Activities include grant applications, sponsorships and educational sales activities. From December 2012 to June 2014 (1 year 7 months) Greater San Diego AreaGlobal Director, NeuroLab Operations @ Post-acquisition, I worked with the global operations team at Nielsen to facilitate the transition of NeuroFocus neurolab operations and neuroscience training to Nielsen management. From March 2011 to November 2012 (1 year 9 months) Director Global NeuroLab Operations @ An executive team member hired when the company was securing initial funding. Worked with the senior engineering and science team members to develop consistent and scalable neuromarketing operations to perform contract research for fortune 100 companies. Managed growth in lab operations of more than 200% over 3 consecutive years that included projects in more than 25 countries. From June 2009 to November 2012 (3 years 6 months) Founder & Chief Scientist @ Co-Founded a K12 education software company based on the neuroscience of learning. The company started as a technology transfer from UCSF Medical Center and Rutgers University; obtained venture funding and had a successful public offering. Participated in generating initial revenue stream in professional development, contract research (NIH) as well as a co-developer on at least a dozen software titles. From March 1996 to May 2009 (13 years 3 months) Research Associate Professor @ At the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, I worked as the Principal Investigator (PI) on grants funded by the Dana Foundation, NIH and the March of Dimes to develop novel insights, assessments and remediation techniques for a variety of brain-based disorders. From 1994 to 1996 (2 years) Visiting Scientist @ As a visiting scientist for the Department of Biophysics and Department of Neuroscience, I worked on a variety of basic studies investigating the use of MEG, fMRI and MRI. From 1994 to 1996 (2 years) Postdoctoral Fellowship (NIH Funded) @ At the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, I obtained research funding from NIH to work with Dr. Paula Tallal to develop measures of the neurobehavioral phenotype that appeared heritable in various forms of developmental disorders including dyslexia. From 1991 to 1993 (2 years)
Ph.D., Physiological & Experimental Psychology @ University of North Carolina at Greensboro From 1987 to 1991 Neuropsychology Clinical Internship, Neuropsychology Clinical Internship @ Wake Forest University School of Medicine From 1990 to 1991 Masters, Neuroscience/Experimental Psychology @ University of Hartford From 1985 to 1987 B.A., Psychology @ Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania From 1981 to 1985 High School Diploma, College Prep @ Conrad Weiser HS From 1978 to 1981 Steve Ph.D. is skilled in: Psychology, Neuroscience, Research, Market Research, Data Analysis, Statistics, Analytics, Start-ups, Strategic Planning, Public Speaking, E-Learning, SPSS, Teaching, Product Development, Program Management