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Steve is an entrepreneur and business strategist, and has over 18 years experience starting, building and selling companies. His businesses have spanned consulting, outsourcing, recruitment technology and on-line games.
He is currently Co-Founder and Group COO of Xoomworks – a niche technology consulting and outsourcing business based in the UK, France, Romania and Bulgaria. Xoomworks works with high growth, tech driven companies and FTSE 100 businesses, to create competition-beating technology and implement core digital systems.
Prior to setting up his first company, Steve worked as a strategy consultant and IT project manager. Steve holds an MBA from INSEAD and a degree in Applied Physics from Durham University. He is an Honorary Entrepreneurial Fellow at Durham University; a Fellow and Council member of the Global Sourcing Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
He is an active mentor and business advisor to several start-up companies; a mentor for Seedcamp; and mentor for L39 and a trustee for the Bright Ideas Trust, a charity dedicated to creating opportunities for entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Steve is a regular guest speaker on all facets of entrepreneurship at several European business schools including:
He also speaks regularly at universities and schools in the UK.
Steve will be Chairing the Growth and Innovation stream at:CEW LONDON