Steve Berg is a financial and strategy analyst for RTP Ventures. Steve is focused on driving a methodical approach to the RTP investment decision making process. His investment background is in datacenter technologies with experience in both public acquisitions and private strategic investments. Steve has spent the majority of his nearly 20 year career in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street. Most recently he was Principal and lead consultant of Steven Berg LLC, a consultancy he founded, focused on corporate finance activities of small and medium sized technology companies. Prior to this Steve was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Emulex Corporation, an NYSE listed company with revenues of $450 million, where he drove the strategic agenda and led the identification and execution of new business opportunities including strategic investments, mergers and acquisitions, and internal innovation. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Farmer School of Business of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a MBA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. In addition, Steve holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Steve lives in Brooklyn and does occasional angel investing as part of New York Angels and Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator.