Stephen FryerStephen J. Fryer, Founder and CEO

Significant leadership roles in investment banking, venture capital, and a senior executive of several high technology manufacturing and software firms.

  • Previously the consulting investment banker with Grant Bettingen, Inc., a Southern California broker dealer.
  • Principal and Managing Director in Ventana International, Ltd., a venture capital and private investment banking firm with operations and investors in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
  • CEO and Chairman of Pen Interconnect, Inc., a NASDAQ company, which specialized in electronic circuit board and cable assembly.
  • Many years in the computer business in the USA, as well as Asia and Europe.
  • Founder, Chairman and CEO of World Comnet, Inc. a Canadian public company
  • Founder and  Chairman of Thermal Energy Development Group, and GP of a 25MW wood burning power plant.
  • CEO of Global Food Technologies Inc. focused on pathogen reduction in fish and poultry industry.
  • Founder and CEO of ACRO Corporation, U.S., and ACRO S/A, Europe, which designed and manufactured, and sold DEC compatible computer terminals  worldwide.
  • Early years were spent with General Electric Co. in Electric Utility and System Automation Applications.
  • Steve is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Economics.