Steve Zausner

Steven has more than 25-years of broad financial, operational and capital markets experience as an entrepreneur, C-suite executive, investor, and advisor.

As an entrepreneur and operating executive, Steve has helped build, grow, and profitably exit several firms, and led the turnaround of a multi-billion-dollar division of a global bank. As an investor, he has sourced, analyzed, structured, and exited, or placed, more than $10 billion in transactions, across many different industries, asset classes, and geographies. As an advisor, Steve has helped dozens of startups and early-stage companies accelerate their dreams. An emerging market veteran, Steve has lived, worked in and/or completed transactions in more than 50 countries.

Steve has held senior leadership positions at Banco Santander, RoseTech Ventures, Goldman Sachs’ Commodities Corporation, and Vicis Capital, a $6 billion investment fund, where he was Head of the London Office. He is also an Adjunct Professor in graduate-level finance and investments at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, and mentors start-ups through the CleanTech Open, Columbia University and several I-Corp technology transfer programs, incubators, and accelerators.

Education & Professional Certifications

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercialization Strategy
  • Corporate Development
  • Financial Modeling
  • Foreign Markets Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Planning & Analysis
  • Risk & Treasury Management
  • Strategic Capital Raise

Industry Experience

  • Fintech/Payments
  • CleanTech/Energy
  • Consumer/Media/Ad
  • SaaS
  • AI/Sensor/IoT
  • Advanced Materials

Recent Engagements


  • Guitar
  • Hiking