Stephan is the Co-Founder of Edge of Space, a company focused on innovative STEM access to space for schools, classrooms, and students throughout the world. He is also the Co-founder and CEO of Angelus Funding, a trust-based global network of angel investors, who actively evaluate a wide range of innovative investment opportunities. Stephan serves on the board of directors of several companies and has personally made 19 investments since 2012.
Prior to starting Angelus Funding, Stephan served in several international executive roles including: COO of DigiLink Software, a China-based embedded video solutions developer, and the Director of North American Sales at India-based Ittiam Systems. As the founding Director of EMEA Operations for Telogy Networks, his company was acquired for $457 million by Texas Instruments.
Stephan holds Bachelor's and Masters of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. A second generation Russian and a true native New Yorker, he is fluent in 5 languages. He enjoys travelling the world and has flown over 5 million miles, the equivalent of 10 moon missions. Stephan is a “professional” volunteer for several impactful organizations and an active community leader. He resides in Golden, Colorado with his family.