Stephen Pieraldi is a seasoned business leader. A business leader whose career has spanned a broad range of industries including cyber-security, internet technologies, healthcare, architecture, construction, production-level manufacturing, and online/offline gaming.
Computer science/security has been the core of Stephens’s success. Enterprise-level leadership and innovative product marketing have propelled his career far beyond technology.
Stephen has worked in Fortune 500 companies, venture-backed, privately funded start-ups, family-owned businesses, and venture capital. Stephen has raised millions of dollars in operating capital.
Stephen began his career as a programmer with Farinon Electric, which was later acquired by the Harris Corporation. Stephen started with the PDP-11 in 1976, which was a series of 16-bit minicomputers sold by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) from 1970 to the 1990s. With a passion for gaming, Stephen turned his hobby into a great opportunity. The Tuesday Night Group started as a group of friends meeting once a week to do what they loved; They turned it into the very successful Hero Games. Steve, George, and the others allowed for many great adventures in a new industry. In conjunction with Mike Parkin, we started Beresford Game Group when we were 15, and it ran on for a few years afterlife had taken both of us in different directions. It was the most successful program in the park and rec. Department.
Stephen worked his way up through the ranks from draftsman to partner at Dunlap Design & Construction, a privately held residential construction business. Utilizing his roots in programming and design, he introduced AutoCAD technology to the company. Stephen moved from a technical to a sales role. The business grew from 50 to 250 new construction and remodeled projects a year.
This knowledge and skill was leverage into Siemens Medical Systems. Working with hospitals and doctors to locate, place, and build facilities where required. Stephen managed the installations of hundreds of Cath Labs, MRI, CT, and Liner Accelerator projects worldwide.
A friend recruited Stephen to work at the Michigan City Paper Box Company. Stephen ran production level operations and brought new technologies into the 110-year-old packaging manufacturing company.
With his deep experience in healthcare, Stephen recruited to start Open MRI and Image Enhancement Systems. Stephen was it’s President and operational leader. He was responsible for creating and launching new imaging technologies from concept to FDA approval. The sale of Open MRI to GE lead to the creation of Image Enhancement Systems, which remains an ongoing concern today.
Neoforma started to combat problems experienced in Open MRI. Specifically business to business purchasing. 2 founders and Stephen grew the company to an IPO in 4 years. The successful model opened the Internet to business to business transactions.
Utilizing his technology expertise, Stephen moved to CareThere to solve problems with senior care. Stephen refined existing processes and introduced a leading-edge data management system. The goal was to reduce costs and expedite the publishing of medical information. The system design resulted in the first end to end XML publishing system. Our core technology sold to J&J.
As Entrepreneur in Residence with Gabriel Venture Partners, Stephen advised on new technology deals for the Gabriel portfolio.
iForem created as a secure model of DropBox for enterprises. One year before, there was Dropbox. Banking and Escrow companies were clients generating millions in revenue. After securing multiple rounds of funding for iForem and negotiating an acquisition of iModa, Stephen managed the technology merger between the two companies post-acquisition.
Stephen went on to TotalPhase, helping transition the founders out while empowering a new CEO to take over in 1 year. Stephen stayed on to develop a new product concept that is now helping the company grow at 25% annually.
Stephen then created a behavioral analytics solution for Sideband Networks. This innovation allowed cybersecurity clients to defeat zero-day attacks on the wire.
This lead to Fidelis Cybersecurity hiring the team in talent acquisition. Stephen moved to Fidelis for one year while the team transitioned.
E8 Recruited Stephen and some of his team to join the predictive analytics program. VMWare quickly purchased E8, allowing Stephen to move back into hardware.
Stephen moved to Jabil for special projects related to system design. The goal was to understand and support critical new business opportunities while maintaining key accounts. NetApp and Cray were prime examples. Stephen has since left Jabil in search of new executive leadership roles.
Stephen is a Part-Time Faculty Instructor and active Capstone Entrepreneur Advisor and CET Industry Fellow at U.C Berkeley, California, Currently engaged in a large variety of advisory roles from social parking to Big Data, the fun never stops.
In addition to the above; Stephen has a number of US Patents. Served on Ships in the Sea Explorers, is certified as a Sous Chef, operates Ham Radios KD6ZDS, is an accomplished Rescue Scuba Diver with +350 dives, Races cars, rides Motorcycles, and still plays RPG games as time permits.