Steve founded Accelebrate in March 2002. He selects new courses, works with clients on the design and technical setup of their classes, manages Accelebrate’s overall business, and teaches once a month (which he loves). Since 2002, Accelebrate has grown from startup to $5 million/year in revenue and has taught for clients in more than 20 countries, spanning every continent except Antarctica.
Prior to founding Accelebrate, Steve served nearly seven years as Vice President and then President of a Washington, DC-based IT training firm.
Steve is passionate about education and ensuring that every Accelebrate student has a successful class with a knowledgeable, engaging instructor and hands-on material that is directly relevant to their real-world projects. Within the firm, Steve is one of Accelebrate’s lead instructors for Apache httpd, Apache Tomcat, JBoss, and IIS.
Outside of Accelebrate, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, helping lead workouts with a local fitness boot camp, traveling, teaching English and math skills to refugee children, and reading about foreign policy and current affairs. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stanford University.