Prior to founding Tortola and Capstan in 2009, Steve spent 20 years as an entrepreneur in industries ranging from music publishing, mortgage and SBA lending, and financial services.
Steve has navigated operational and financial restructurings of companies ranging in size from $1 million in revenue and 20 employees to half a billion in revenue with nearly a thousand employees. Specialties include retail, printing, aluminum smelting, manufacturing, real estate, construction, trucking, scrap metal, automotive, healthcare, oil and gas, and financial services. He has served as Interim CEO/Chief Restructuring Officer for multiple businesses, assisted law firms in investigating cases of fraud and check kiting, and provided expert testimony in State and Federal cases. Steve also has advised investors who have deployed capital into circumstances that have fallen into distress, worked through multiple distressed acquisitions, and helped distressed companies sell to 3rd parties.
At Capstan, Steve has sourced, negotiated and led private equity investments in the manufacturing, retailing, consumer products and other sectors.
Steve is a graduate of Wake Forest University.