Chairman & CEO
Steve DeWindt is a senior corporate executive who has provided leadership during critical high-growth stages of well-known high technology industry pioneers such as Intel and Computer2000 AG. Steve’s executive management and global sales experience spans more than three decades. During his career, Steve has led international teams that have generated more than $6 billion in sales at both large companies and startups.
His executive management experience includes time as Co-President of Computer2000 AG, a mammoth international wholesale distributor of information technology products subsequently acquired by TechData. Under his guidance, Computer2000 AG grew from $800 million to $3.5 billion in sales in less than four years. Steve also served as CEO and Chairman of AmeriQuest Technologies, an NYSE-traded wholesale distributor of information technology products. At Intel, Steve held several executive positions, including Director of Worldwide Reseller Sales, with responsibility for indirect sales channels, as well as the development and implementation of new distribution strategies.
Steve also has hands-on entrepreneurial experience, including his tenure as co-founder of Sparxent, a roll up of service providers, and most recently as president and chairman of OptionEase, a software-as-a-service financial services company where Steve engineered its sale to Solium Capital.
Early in his career, Steve oversaw international marketing and business affairs for Walt Disney Corporation’s Record and Music Division.
In addition to serving as Group 47 chairman, Steve also serves on the board of Wayside Technology Group (NASDAQ:WSTG) and is an Executive Vice President of Solium Capital (TSX:SUM).
Steve holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and a BA in Business from Principia College.