Steve W Pardue

Steve is a veteran in the entrepreneurship game. An established executive leader, now residing in San Diego, he has extensive experience and success in the creation and integration of emerging and legacy technologies. Both he has applied to domestic and international business opportunities by his own inventions.

Some areas of disruptive technology and business innovation have included new and extended payment systems and internet based financial services :

• The development and market implementation of Star System, the largest domestic direct debit ATM/POS network in the U.S.A.;

• The invention and global market deployment of Visa ePay, the first realtime payment system providing zero payment risk for online bill payment and presentment; this makes Steve a bona fide patent inventor

• The creation of the world’s first operational financial institution and software platform for internet based financial services, creating a new global software and software as a service sector for internet based financial services in the banking, investments and insurance vertical markets.

Steve co-founded CEO Launchpad which saw success in AsiaPac as a financial services software and services business, accelerating annual growth post acquisition rationalization by over 30%.

As a seasoned player in the M&A field and with successful exits in several businesses, Steve spends his time on a yacht or on the circuit. He brings more than 30 years of entrepreneurial and CEO experience with him to the mentor team, as well as best practice and secrets to implementation and effective utilization of analytics and customer intelligence across website operations, web marketing, eMail marketing, direct mail, print, television and radio advertising over the years.

Steve’s motto: “Changing the way we work and live through disruptive invention, innovation and integration of emerging and legacy technologies – thereby causing adaptive changes to business and personal processes to improve work efficiency and lifestyle convenience… after all, this is the digital age!”