Steve is a Managing Director with Lazear Capital Partners based in California. His primary focus is assisting privately held business owners in their efforts to understand fully the breadth of business succession options available based on their objectives for family, company, and employees.
His professional experience over the past 25 years in the financial services and investment banking industry enables him to provide real world applications for the options available in today’s marketplace. In addition, his personal experience of being a proud member of a 4th generation family agricultural business is central to his core tenets as a professional.
Before joining Lazear Capital, Steve worked as a Director of ESOP Advisory and Senior Vice President for regional investment banking firms located in California. He was instrumental in the development, analysis and execution of business succession plans for dozens of family businesses. Steve began his career as a financial advisor for high-net-worth families as part of an Institutional Middle Markets team at Merrill Lynch and received his B.S. in Business Administration (Legal Environment) from California State University, Fresno.