Stephan is Executive Director of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Space, a global ecosystem for Astropreneurs, and serves on the Executive Committee of European Business Angels (EBAN) Space. Stephan is a Co-Founder and CEO of Edge of Space, a company enabling STEM access to space for students globally. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Angelus Funding, a trust-based global angel network investing in innovative and meaningful opportunities. Stephan serves on the board of directors of numerous companies and has personally made 39 investments since 2012. He is also an adjunct professor at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, teaching entrepreneurial presentation and sales methods.
Prior to Angelus Funding, Stephan served in several international executive roles including: COO of DigiLink Software, a China-based embedded video solutions developer, and the Director of North American Sales at India-based Ittiam Systems. While as the Founding Director of EMEA Operations for Telogy Networks, his company was acquired by Texas Instruments.
Stephan holds Bachelor's and Masters of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a second generation Russian and a true native New Yorker and is fluent in 5 languages. He enjoys travelling the world and has flown over 7.5 million miles, the equivalent of 15 moon missions. Stephan is a "professional" volunteer for numerous impactful organizations and an active community leader. He resides in Golden, Colorado with his family.