Steve joined Castanea as a Partner at the firm?s launch in 2002. He has fifteen years of private equity and strategy consulting experience in consumer products and retail brands. Prior to joining Castanea, Steve was an investment professional at Bain Capital, a leading private equity firm. While at Bain Capital, Steve worked on a variety of new investments in addition to having significant operational involvement with Bain Capital portfolio companies. Steve received an MBA with distinction from The Wharton School of Business, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He received a B.S. Engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan.