After almost 20 years as a highly respected Securities Analyst for leading investment banks, and 6 years at AT&T, Steve embarked on his next professional path in late 2005; sharing his accumulated knowledge of business in general, the telecommunications industry specifically, and his understanding of the relationship between corporations and Wall Street, as an independent director of corporate boards.
Steve currently serves on the board of directors of two publicly held technology companies, PCTEL (PCTI-NASDAQ) and Allot Communications (ALLT-NASDAQ). He is the chairman of PCTEL’s board and sits on the firm’s Audit and Nomination and Governance committees. In addition, Steve serves as director on the board of privately held Edison Properties, a leading real estate owner and operator focused on the New York and New Jersey areas.
Prior to retiring from Wall Street in September 2005, Steve served as a Managing Director and Global Head of Communications Technology Research at Lehman Brothers. Before joining Lehman Brothers in 1998 he was a Director of Telecommunications Research at Salomon Brothers, a Managing Director and Head of the Communications Research Team at Oppenheimer & Co. and a senior communications analyst at Hambrecht & Quist. During his time working in the financial community, Steve was recognized as one of the top analysts in the industry by a variety of independent organizations and surveys. While he was an analyst, Steve was often quoted in communications trade journals, financial publications, and was regularly interviewed by CNBC, CNN, and other business television shows. Prior to coming to Wall Street Steve worked at AT&T for six years in its fast track Management Development Program where he held positions in marketing, sales, engineering and operations and developed his fundamental views of how telecommunications networks were developing and how large enterprises purchased communications services.
Steve received his M.B.A. and his B.S. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1980 and 1978 respectively. He currently resides in Mendham, New Jersey with his wife. Together they have three adult children. Steve is an avid golfer, a lifelong NY Yankees fan and an amazingly happy grandfather of three.
Steve Levy joined SoundBoard Angel Fund as an investor in 2014.