Steve sets the strategic direction for the company as well as each summit's editorial content. His focus is to develop quality conferences that cover hot button topics and provide high-level networking opportunities for business communities. Steve's conference and trade show experience includes leadership positions at IQPC (International Quality and Productivity Center) and IIR (Institute for International Research). Steve started Centerforce based on the core belief that conferences, when done well, are a powerful and effective business solution.
Steve moved from his native England to the U.S. in 1991 and not only graduated with a B.A. and M.A. in History from Montana State University (MSU), but was also an all-conference collegiate tennis player. Go Bobcats!
Most weekends Steve can be found on a tennis court somewhere contemplating a comeback.
Robyn is responsible for all legal matters at Centerforce. In addition, she is head of the Diversity division which includes speaker recruitment and on-site management of the Women in the Law Series. Before joining the company, Robyn spent 10 years as General Counsel at Great Eastern Energy, headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. There, she headed the legal and regulatory department, advising management on corporate structure, risk, resource allocation, new markets and business metrics. She received her B.A. in Social Sciences from the Ohio State University, her J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University, and a Master's Degree in Energy Law from the University of Tulsa. She is a Member in Good Standing of the New York State Bar.
Some of Robyn's passions include volunteering for a variety of Native American causes and traveling the world.
Mario works directly with Centerforce's clients to assist and guide them in creating quality customized business development opportunities.
Mario received his B.A. in History from Seton Hall University (Go Pirates!) and his M.A. in Latin American Studies from Temple University.
Mario is a fanatical Philadelphia sports fan, enjoys playing guitar, collecting cigars, and coaching youth basketball. His is also the father of three amazing kids.
As Marketing Manager, Sijia develops and implements marketing campaigns for Centerforce's events.
Sijia graduated from Brandeis University with B.A. in Economics and Psychology and a minor in Business. She was Marketing Director for TEDxBrandeisUniversity for two years.
Sijia loves cooking and exploring great restaurants in NYC.
As Senior Marketing Associate, Cara helps to develop and implement marketing campaigns for CenterForce's events.
Cara graduated from Fairfield University with a double B.A. in English Literature & Cultural Studies and Film, Television & Media Arts. She also minored in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Digital Journalism – it was a very busy four years
When not scouting bookstores for her next favorite read, Cara is a regular attendee of local (and not-so-local) Comic Conventions where she can debate all things sci-fi and superhero with con-goers from throughout the world.