Stephen has over 30 years of experience including building and leading worldwide teams, and designing/running some of the world's largest Internet services. Over the last 11 years he has led global engineering teams focused on massively scalable cloud systems and computer security.
In his most recent position, Stephen was SVP of Engineering at Symantec. In that role, he created their first ever cloud platform, including building out new data centers, linked together by a carrier-grade network backbone, and developing a new secure cloud platform that was the foundation of all new SaaS security offerings. He also developed a big data analytics platform that could handle real-time ingestion of security data, as well as creating a queryable data lake for Symantec’s threat intelligence data. In addition, he was also responsible for all existing "cloud" operations for Symantec's security offerings ($1B in combined revenue).
Before that, he was Director of Security Engineering for Google. There he was responsible for Internet Governance (as only one of two people in the company authorized to change Google’s DNS), PKI, product security for Commerce and YouTube, and some incident response, vulnerability management and acquisition integration. Prior, he led a worldwide team focused on keeping Google services operational 24x7 — including Maps, YouTube and Video, Crawling/Indexing and Logging. He built that team from 1 person to a global organization that spanned from Zurich to Sydney.
Before Google, he was the Chief Architect for Netflix's initial electronic delivery system — the very first system to deliver movies over the Internet.
Stephen has also been a VP of Engineering (VPE) for Emasys (semiconductor management software), VPE & CTO for Fort Hill Systems (formerly known as CacheWare — an Internet content distribution company), and VPE, VP of Professional Services & CTO for Advanced Software Technologies.
Previously, Stephen held engineering management and development positions at Ordain, Standard Logic, MSI Data Corporation, Rockwell, Pertec and Chevron.
Stephen received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Geology from Chapman University and his Master's degree in Computer Science from University of California, Irvine.