- Today2013October 2010
- Wesleyan University, Middletown
Wesleyan UniversityBachelor of Arts
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Organizational Behavior
- Public policy
- Team building
Over the course of his lengthy career in venture capital, entrepreneurialism, management consulting, and government, Steven Spinner has amassed a number of notable achievements in his field, promoting excellence in both the private and the public sector. Following receipt of his B.A. in Classics and Economics from Wesleyan University in 1991, Steve Spinner spent a year in Hong Kong as a Business Analyst with McKinsey & Company. Upon his return, Mr. Spinner secured a marketing position with Atlanta Centennial Olympic Properties, in which he performed corporate sponsorship evaluations and TV advertising projections for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
Two years later, Steve Spinner enrolled at Harvard Business School, where he earned his M.B.A. in 1996. From Harvard, he joined the team at NBC and spent the next several years focusing on business development and Internet media ventures for the major broadcast network. Leaving as Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships in 2000, Steve Spinner went on to serve as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for NotifyMe Networks, a multi-platform, telecommunications-based alert service eventually acquired by AT&T.
In the early 2000s, Mr. Spinner entered the next phase of his career as an entrepreneur and angel investor, maintaining a wide range of interests in innovative technology, consumer, and education startups. Among these, Steve Spinner founded and served as CEO of sports sciences and educational services venture, Sports Potential, and invested and worked as an advisor to several start-up businesses in the Silicon Valley region and elsewhere. Today, he serves as an independent angel investor or advisor with more than 10 early-stage startups in the technology and consumer industries.