Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Intelligent business banking platform that synchronizes bank accounts with financial tools to speed business cash flow, reconcile accounts and accelerate growth.
Over 15 years leadership experience with a consistent track record of driving increased levels of productivity, profits and customer satisfaction. Recognized as a technology evangelist and change agent designing and implementing solutions that reduce total cost of ownership and deliver strong return on investment. Steve is a visionary leader with superior strategic acumen and clear sense of purpose and urgency. He has an innate ability to rapidly assess situational challenges and implement action plans for effective, outcome-based solutions. Steve joined Billhighway in 2003, then a Michigan technology startup to build a ground-up financial platform. After spending several years’ heads-down building the business, Billhighway emerged as a market leader, serving millions of customers internationally and processing billions in financial transactions. Billhighway was acquired in 2016 by TA Associates/Blue Pay and again in 2017 by First Data. In 2012 Steve was invited to the White House to be part of the historic signing of the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act (JOBS) by President Obama through his community involvement with Startup America as a regional leader for Startup Michigan. Steve was selected by his peers as a person who exemplified the purpose and promise of the new bill. Steve is now the co-founder and CEO of Autobooks (short for Automated Bookkeeping), which provides integrated payment and accounting software to financial institutions, to help small businesses accelerate cash flow, while helping banks and credit unions increase deposits, service fees and business lending. Steve is an accredited investor, adviser and board member whom actively coaches, speaks and blogs about start-ups, technology and entrepreneurship.