In August of 2002, Steve retired as Head of Fixed Income Sales and Trading, Global Derivatives, and Foreign Exchange at Wachovia. He was previously responsible for building and running the Derivatives business at First Union since its inception in January 1993. Previously, he was a Professor of International Finance and Economics, U.C. Berkeley for ten years, and then moved to Wall Street for ten years, structuring, trading, and marketing various fixed income and derivative products, largely for Bankers Trust and Lehman Brothers. While at Berkeley, he spent several years on leave in Washington, D.C. at the Federal Reserve Board, the U.S. Treasury, and the Council of Economic Advisers.
Steve has a B.A. in Economics from the College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. He is currently on the Boards of Directors of Ametek, Inc., Freddie Mac, and Gulfmark Offshore. He and his wife Gale reside in Charleston, S.C. and Chromo, Colorado. His first two historical fiction Western novels, Where They Bury You and its sequel Chief of Thieves, were published by Sunstone Press, and his third novel, a contemporary terrorist thriller, is expected to be published in 2017.