Steve joined SPMB in 2007 from Howard Fischer Associates, and since then has become an integral part of SPMB’s leadership team. The same year he joined the firm Steve founded the CFO Practice, which is focused on recruiting accomplished and strategic financial executives for Public, and Venture- and Private Equity-backed companies in Software, Enterprise IT, Consumer Technology, and Cleantech. Since its inception, the CFO Practice has completed over 80 searches, across all segments. Steve’s clients include Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital, A16Z, KPCB, and more. 2020 marks Steve Popper’s 27th year in the executive search industry.
Outside of the office, Steve is an avid road cyclist and mountain biker, music lover (with a particular affinity for jazz, classical, and world music), birder, and self-proclaimed naturalist. He has competed in sailing races internationally, including five Newport-Bermuda Races and one Admiral’s Cup. Steve has 3 daughters and lives in Mill Valley.
Steve holds a B.A. degree with honors in Biology and Humanities from the State University of New York at Albany.