As chief executive officer at Bazaarvoice, Stephen is responsible for guiding the company’s strategy and vision. While at Bazaarvoice, Stephen has served as chief financial officer, responsible for leading the finance and legal teams and providing strategic and operational leadership as a member of the executive leadership team. In addition to his role as CFO, Stephen has served as the chief innovation officer, leading the teams responsible for the company’s new business and product opportunities as well as strategic partnerships.
Stephen has extensive leadership expertise and experience, particularly in developing and rapidly-growing markets. He entered the technology industry in 1997 as a member of the leadership team during the start-up and explosive growth phase at DoubleClick, Inc., recently acquired by Google for $3.1 billion. During his career in technology, Stephen has held the titles of CFO, CIO, COO, and CEO. Most recently, Stephen established Natchez Advisors, LLC to provide management advisory services and capital to early-stage technology companies based in Tennessee. As part of his Natchez Advisors activities, he served as interim CEO of the social commerce network start-up Moontoast, Inc., between May 2009 and April 2010.
Stephen completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama and stays actively involved with the University. He is a member of the University of Alabama Lifetime Giving Society and a member of Culverhouse School of Commerce Board of Visitors.
Stephen founded TriStar Cycling Team, a 501(c)3 non-profit competitive cycling organization devoted to the education and training of junior cyclists in the Southeast United States.