Steve is executive producer of YouTube Nation, a daily show created in partnership with Dreamworks Animation and Google.
In his nearly ten years in the online video industry, Steve has been an entrepreneur, technologist, producer, writer, director, and executive, with a track record of choosing the right projects and shepherding them to repeated and consistent success.
Prior to YouTube Nation, Steve was president of Blip Studios and senior vice president of content for Blip Networks, where he was responsible for all content development, production, and strategic relationships with companies that make original video for the web. He oversaw a department on two coasts, and Steve was a key part of a management team that executed a total transformation of Blip from video hosting platform into a media company and studio for online originals. Blip was acquired by Maker Studios in September 2013.
As a two-time Webby Award winner and four-time nominee for the web series Epic Fu, Steve co-created, wrote, directed, and produced the pioneering show about emerging global culture that became one of the best-known web shows of its era, compiling over 85 million video views during its long run. He was also honored with two Streamy Awards and three nominations for his work on that show.
Steve has been interviewed for his expertise in web video and online community building by The New York Times, CBS Radio, the TV Guide channel, paidContent, and GigaOm, along with countless other publications and blogs. He has delivered keynotes and spoken on panels at conferences across the United States, including Digital Hollywood, Variety’s Film & TV Summit, the Producer’s Guild, the Writer’s Guild, CES, and many more. Steve is an inaugural member of the IAWTV, and is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Webby Awards voting body.
Steve graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn as a painting major and has exhibited his work across the country.