As President of Resource Energy Systems, Steve is responsible for establishing the company’s long-term objectives and strategic plan. Steve also heads the company’s sales and marketing programs and leads the company’s efforts to articulate the many tangible and intangible benefits of sophisticated energy procurement practices, state of the art metering and billing processes, customized demand response program solutions, solar energy and various energy cost containment strategies for commercial real estate owners.
Steve brings over 25 years of experience working with leading commercial real estate companies. He is the founder and former President of International Environmental Management, Inc. (IEM), which provides waste and recycling management services across the nation to over five hundred regional shopping centers and their more than 50,000 tenants. Steve founded IEM in 1992 and guided IEM through the sale of the company in 2006 to Oakleaf Global Holdings, Inc. (OGHI), a portfolio company of the Charterhouse Group, a private equity firm. He served on the Board of Directors of OGHI during a period of rapid growth for OGHI in its sales and profitability, as well as a period during which OGHI introduced new services and products for the waste management industry. Steve continued to serve on the Board of OGHI until its sale in 2007 to an affiliate of New Mountain Capital for $655 million. At the time of the sale, OGHI had consolidated revenues of approximately $600 million per year. IEM’s revenues and operating results comprised a substantial portion of OGHI’s overall earnings.
Prior to starting IEM, Steve was a commercial real estate broker with Edward S. Gordon Co. He had also served as a Feasibility and Financial Analyst with the Advanced Weapons Development Authority (also known as Rafael) for the Government of Israel.
Steven has an undergraduate degree in Management and an MBA in Finance, both from New York University.