Steve Schimmel – JCF Board Member

Steve was Google’s 13th employee and founding business team member. At Google, he negotiated key business deals, participated on the company’s advertising program design team and headed its external technology licensing and external technology evaluation teams. Prior to Google, he was in strategic development and acquisitions at Netscape Communications where he modeled the company’s web portal deals. Steve started his career as a technology stock analyst at Sutro & Company in San Francisco, a job which he landed by wearing a sandwich board and passing out resumes in the City’s financial district. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Dean’s List from Babson College with an interdisciplinary major in Finance and Investments, and completed his college liberal arts concentration in Renaissance Studies from Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici in Florence, Italy.

Steve is an entrepreneurial advisor who is on the Board of Directors for Airspace Systems, a venture backed drone solutions company that he helped start and the Musicfuel Foundation, a non-profit founded by his sister to bring the healing power of music to the lives of youth in underserved areas. Steve has also been an angel investor, providing seed capital for several companies including Crowdrise, a platform for online charitable giving which was acquired by GoFundMe. Other projects have included co-founding an initiative to explore opportunities in digital entertainment with Johnny Depp.

Steve lives in Marin County, California on the side of Mt. Tamalpais with his wife and son. He is currently in the process of writing his first novel, a hero’s journey that spans 5,000 years of history. He is passionate about travel and has been to all 7 continents. He is also an avid mountain biker and loves to edit videos. His online videos have been viewed over half a million times; the most popular being a music video montage of the 2009 Burning Man Festival.

Steve’s number one priority in life is joyfully and consciously co-parenting his son.

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