Prior to founding Tortola and Capstan Fund, Steve spent 20 years as an entrepreneur in industries ranging from music publishing to financial services. In 2008, he sold Finworth Mortgage, a firm he founded 5 years earlier specializing in high net worth borrowers and small business owners.
He has significant restructuring experience with operating companies ranging in size from $1 million in revenue/20 employees, up to $100 million in revenue/1000 employees. Steve also advises investors who have deployed capital into circumstances that have fallen into distress, as well as worked through multiple distressed acquisitions. He has re-tooled the operations of businesses in a wide range of sectors including retail, printing, smelting, manufacturing, healthcare, and financial services.
His commentary on credit markets and the economy has appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, FORBES, USA Today, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, Market Watch, Money Magazine, and FastCompany.com. He has appeared on national news media broadcasts, and been featured on radio programs such as The Final Word on Bloomberg.