Stephen has 25 years of extensive experience in financial operations management in the consumer packaged goods industry.

    He has successfully built and led finance teams with Del Monte Foods and Safeway, Inc. His passion for building financial operations from the ground up has led him from his recent start-up experiences to KOA ACCEL. Stephen’s expertise in economic analysis, strategic planning, and financial modeling has been instrumental to the successful launches of various new products domestically and internationally. He is also highly skilled in developing business processes, systems, and building financial/accounting infrastructure.

    Stephen received his MBA degree from Southern Illinois University and both his B.S. degrees in Finance and Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.