Silicon Valley-based Steven Marder has more than 25 years executive, advisory and investment experience in the global technology, media and communications sectors. In addition to serving as a co-founder and director at SLI Systems, Steven currently holds the position of Director, TMT Investment Banking & Capital Markets at global financial services firm BTIG, LLC., while also serving on the board of NextMinute Ltd. and Ingenious Ventures. Prior, Steven has served as an operating partner for merchant bank Morgan Joseph TriArtisan and New York-based private equity firm Avista Capital Partners. While at Avista, he was a director for WideOpenWest (WOW!) and InvestorPlace Media. In addition, he served as director and co-founder of social search company Eurekster, co-founded and served as managing director of North America for Gramercy Venture Advisors, co-founded and served as chairman and CEO of eMemberDirect/PetPlanet.com, served as a director for New Zealand-based technology company GlobalBrain, and was a senior executive at EMI Music and Tribune Company. A graduate of St. John’s School of Law, Columbia University and Horace Mann School, Steven is also an attorney and member of the State Bar of New York and the State Bar of California. He is an investment banker holding FINRA Series 62, 63 and 79 licenses.