Steve joined Actual Experience in October 2013. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and subsequently has spent most of his career in the technology sector. Initially Steve worked as EMEA Finance Director at several Nasdaq quoted technology companies where he gained valuable international experience as well as leading the accounting, HR, legal, and administrative functions. This period included leadership of the team put in place to establish Amazon’s European operations, including managing the early hyper-growth in the UK and Germany. Subsequently Steve has worked at VC funded UK-based technology companies; a highlight of this period included the trade sale of Content Technologies for approximately $1 billion.