A Silicon Valley-based investor and business advisor, Steven Spinner discovered his passion for economics and business development as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University. As a Wesleyan student, he excelled in athletics, earning a number of awards, including the university’s Scholar Athlete Award. Mr. Spinner also received two awards for his contributions to the Economics Department, one for his work as a student and one for his work as a teacher.
Steve Spinner also earned various scholarships, including the Gilbert Clee Scholarship, which gave him the opportunity to travel to Belgium to work as a Summer Associate at McKinsey & Company’s EuroCenter office. Continuing to show a talent in economics, Mr. Spinner later earned the Henry Luce Scholarship and was chosen, along with 18 other Americans, to spend a year in Asia with his placement at McKinsey’s Hong Kong office. During his tenure in Asia, Mr. Spinner served as a Business Analyst, playing a key role in facilitating the launch of new business for a major McKinsey client company.
After nearly a year in Hong Kong, Steve Spinner returned to the U.S., where he joined Atlanta Centennial Olympic Properties (ACOP) as a Business Evaluations Associate. In the nearly two years he served on the Olympics Committee, Mr. Spinner was promoted to Program Manager in Marketing, where he was instrumental in the development of ACOP’s Marketing Planbook.
In 1994, Steven Spinner returned to academia as a graduate student at Harvard Business School. In addition to serving as the Vice President of the Harvard Graduate Council, Mr. Spinner chaired the Harvard Business School Turnaround Symposium. He received his MBA in 1996.
Today, Mr. Spinner channels his expertise into a variety of business ventures as an investor and advisor for more than 10 technology companies.