Steven S. Myers
Steven S. Myers joined the Caladrius Board in November 2006. He graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Mathematics. He is a four-time serial entrepreneur, an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” for Software and Information Services, and a recipient of the California Governor’s Special Recognition Award. He has served as a board director of more than a dozen companies, public and private, and has conducted business in a dozen countries in Europe and Asia.
Mr. Myers is the founder, President and Director of his private equity investment company, Dolphin Capital Holdings, Inc., which invests in companies with innovative business strategies. Portfolio investments have included cyber security, applied materials development, regenerative medicine, biotechnology, medical devices, alternative energy, aircraft management, distressed debt, and for-income real estate.
Mr. Myers founded SM&A, an Aerospace & Defense Industry management consulting firm that grew over a 25 year period to over $100 million in annual revenue and over 800 employees, spearheading industry-changing innovations in competing for and managing U.S. Government contracts. During his tenure the company managed more than $360 billion in major program competitions. After conducting a successful Nasdaq listed IPO in 1998, he served as Chairman and CEO of SM&A for another ten years. The company was sold to private equity in 2008.
A US Government policy advisor on Cyber Security, he served in 2012 on the Department of Homeland Security Task Force on Cyber Security Resources and briefed then-DHS Secretary Napolitano on the Task Force recommendations. He served three terms on the US State Department Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, which advises the US Secretary of State on foreign policy issues. At the Pacific Council on International Policy he serves on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of its National Security Member Committee.
An accomplished public speaker and published author, Mr. Myers is a nationally recognized thought leader on business competitiveness and is a frequent guest lecturer on entrepreneurship at the USC Marshall School of Business. He is a two-time U.S. Air Force Veteran, and a highly accomplished aviator with an Airline Transport Pilot license and twelve jet type ratings, including the Boeing 777. In 2020 he received the FAA’s highest civilian award, the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.
The Caladrius Board has concluded that Mr. Myers should continue serving as a Director based upon his technical background and diverse entrepreneurial and business expertise, including his having established and managed innovative enterprises (in the areas of proposal development for competitive procurements, aircraft leasing and private equity investment), together with his technical experience in the aerospace and defense sector.