Steve uses his substantial business development experience and investment expertise to advise CCA on its products and services. He oversees all sales and marketing on the East Coast, with specific focus on New York and Florida.
In addition to his position at CCA, Steve is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Manolis & Company LLC, a privately owned real estate investment and merchant banking firm specializing in land development, hotels and resorts, offices and luxury mixed-use development. He is also: Chairman of GHM (USA) LLC Hotels, where he is responsible for business development in the US and selected GHM projects throughout the world; a Founding Partner of Amaranthine Partners LLC , a real estate and development firm; and director of Microban Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Microban International, a global firm that provides antibacterial protection for solid state polymeric products.
Steve became the youngest General Partner at Salomon Brothers in 1980, and was named head of Salomon's multi-disciplinary Global Real Estate Department in 1984. During his tenure he established and managed ten offices in the US, Europe, and Asia, closing over $100 billion of debt and equity transactions. In 1979 Steve was one of the three Founding Partners of the Mortgage Securities Group, which pioneered securitization for the residential and commercial mortgage markets. This business, which he helped envision, create and manage, has become a multi-trillion dollar global business.
Steve is a past council member and chairman of the advisory board of The National Academy of Design, where he was given the honorary Man of the Year Award in 2006. Founded in 1827, and headquartered in NYC, the NAD is the United States oldest and most prestigious honorary Artist Organization. In 2007 Steve became a Trustee of The Vermont Studio Center, the largest artists' and writers' Residency Program in the United States. He is a member of The Metropolitan Club, The Atlantic Golf Club (where he was one of the first ten Founding Members and Chairman of the Admissions Committee), and Emerald Dunes Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota in 1970, Steve served as an Artillery Lieutenant in the US Army until 1972. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1975. Steve is married with three children and five grandchildren.