Steven Myers is the founder and former CEO of the large aerospace and defense management consulting firm, Steven Myers & Associates (SM&A). He is also a four-time CEO, serial entrepreneur and keynote business speaker who is very active in public service efforts. Steven lectures frequently about being an entrepreneur at USC Marshall School of Business where he speaks about topics such as business competition.
Steven Myers currently serves in multiple board leadership roles and is on the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic policy, which advises Secretary of State John Kerry. Steve also serves as the Chairman of the National Security Membership Committee and is on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Council on International Policy. Steven is the former Chairman of the Orange County Homeland Security Advisory Council and currently serves on the board for publicly listed company Neostem.
As an Airline Transport Pilot, Steven has more than 5,600 hours of flight time and ten jet type ratings. Between 1994 and 2007, his jet management business operated charter flights worldwide. Steve's private equity investment company, Dolphin Capital Holdings, invests in companies with business strategies such as applied materials development, stem-cell therapeutics and distressed debt portfolio management. Steve's article on stem-cell research and the Catholic Church appeared in Forbes on January 23, 2012.
Steven Myer's Company SM&A
In 1982, Steve founded the Aerospace & Defense management consulting firm Steven Myers & Associates, (SM&A). He served as the CEO and Chairman for the competition management service provider until 2007. During this time, Steven led innovations for U.S. Government programs and changed the industry, with more than $360 billion in major program competitions. Over the last thirty years, SM&A has generated some $1.2 billion in revenue and employed over two thousand people. SM&A was sold to Odyssey Investment partners in 2008.
First American to Fly into the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula
In 1992, Steven Myers became the first American pilot to fly into the Kamchatka Peninsula, located in Far Eastern Russia. Steve's role helped to create a union between the United States and the governor of Kamchatka in one of the first successful Russian-American ventures. His involvement helped create a refueling base for carriers with international cargo near the city of Petropavlovsk and introduced entrepreneurship into post-Soviet Russia.
As a result of Steven's international efforts, he was invited to give expert testimony before the U.S. Committee on Government Operations about how to best conduct international business in Russia. Steven Myers' book, Dancing with Russians: Adventure & Entrepreneurship in the Developing World, expounds on the subject and is slotted to be in publication by the end of 2012.
Steven Myers and his wife Vivian are very active in philanthropy, giving back to their local community as well as supporting educational scholarships and international aid. Organizations they support include Stanford University Founding Grant Society, United Way Million Dollar Round Table, Make-A-Wish Metro New York and New York Junior League.