Steve Myers is a four-time serial entrepreneur, aviator, and author, who is deeply and actively engaged in public service. As an experienced thought leader on business competitiveness and an in-demand keynote business speaker, Steve also lectures frequently on entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. He graduated from Stanford University in 1973 with a BS in Mathematics, was an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” for Software and Information Services, a two-time Air Force veteran, and a recipient of the California Governor’s Special Recognition Award.
Steve currently serves on the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, which advises Secretary Clinton on foreign policy issues. He also serves on the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council Task Force on Cyber Resources, which advises Secretary Napolitano on critical national security policy issues. From 2009 to 2011, Steve served as Chairman of the Orange County Homeland Security Advisory Council. At the Pacific Council on International Policy, he is a member of the Board of Directors and serves as the Chairman of the National Security Membership Committee.
SM&A (Steven Myers & Associates)
Steve founded the Aerospace & Defense Industry management consulting firm SM&A (Steven Myers & Associates) in 1982, which went public in 1998, and where he served as Chairman & CEO until 2007. Steve spearheaded industry-changing innovations for winning U.S. Government programs, leading more than $360 Billion in major program competitions. Over thirty years, SM&A generated some $1.2 Billion in revenue and employed over two thousand people. SM&A was sold to Odyssey Investment partners in 2008.
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In 1992, at the end of the Cold War, Steve was the first Westerner to fly an aircraft into the Kamchatka Peninsula in Far Eastern Russia. There, he led the creation of one of the earliest Russian-American joint ventures, converting a remote, but strategically located military air base into a refueling base for international cargo carriers. Steve’s book, Dancing with Russians: Adventure & Entrepreneurship in the Developing Worldi will be in publication by the end of the year.
Steven Myers is a highly accomplished aviator, with more than 5,600 hours of flight time and ten jet type ratings. Between 1994 and 2007 his business jet management and charter business operated charter flights world-wide in Gulfstream, Hawker and Citation aircraft. His private equity investment company, Dolphin Capital Holdings invests in companies with innovative business strategies; including applied materials development, stem-cell therapeutics, and distressed debt portfolio management. Steve currently serves on the board for public company Neostem.