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Expertise

  • Executive Operations

Role

  • CEO
  • COO

Location

  • Chicago / Great Lakes

Steve Subar

Partner – Executive Operations | Fractional CEO, COO, CRO, Board Advisor & Coach

Steve Subar brings 20+ years’ experience launching and leading high-growth technology companies in hyper competitive markets; from inception to IPO and Fortune 500 acquisition. He’s recognized for novel product and business model innovation with a focus on enterprise applications, B2B and SaaS software.

As a founder, CEO, investor and board member, Steve’s earned a reputation for building clever strategies and winning teams, driving accelerated growth, developing strong customer relationships and creating superior shareholder value.

Steve’s scorecard of success for investment and exits includes raising $150m+ angel & venture capital, 5 acquisitions and 1 IPO.

Dual American & German citizenship. Extensive knowledge of EU and APAC operations.

Career and client engagement highlights include:

  • Board Advisor, Dysonics – spatial audio startup. Led M&A with exit to Google.
  • Interim CEO, Comodo Cybersecurity – 25 products on 85m+ endpoints across 193 countries. Increased top line 30%.
  • Board Advisor, Kasada – zero-trust web application bot detection and mitigation SaaS. U.S. launch and Series A financing.
  • Founder & CEO, Open Kernel Labs – most widely deployed virtualization software for mobile device security. On more than 1.6 billion devices. Acquired by General Dynamics.
  • Executive-in- Residence, National Information Communications Technology Australia – Built model for vetting emerging technologies, licensing IP and creating company spinouts.
  • Interim CEO, TempoIQ – SaaS IoT application platform. Pivot and exit to Avant and BithGroup.
  • Interim CEO, Ubiquia – smart cities platform for light control, video AI and public WiFi. Go-to-market and Series B financing.
  • Vice President, Mobius Management Systems – drove transformation from $3 million in services to NASDAQ IPO and perennial Gartner Magic Quadrant leader.

At TechCXO, Steve partners with CEOs, boards, and private equity firms of early and mid-stage technology companies.

Steve is chairman of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Network and on the advisory board for Northwestern University’s Farley Center for Innovation. He received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Miami University’s Farmer School of Business with a concentration in Computer and Information Technology.

Steve’s management mantra: Information is not the same as wisdom. Learning from making mistakes is not the same as making good decisions.

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