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Steve Gotz

Distinguished Entrepreneur, University of Oxford

Steve Gotz is an executive with twenty years of proven success in creating long-term vision, sustainable growth, and shareholder value in startups, Fortune 500, and venture capital settings.

He has worked with a range of global corporations (e.g. AT&T, GE, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, Symantec, Dai Nippon Printing) pioneering novel R&D models that blend the energy, agility and creativity of startups, the deep domain expertise of the world’s leading academic institutions with the scale and distribution of large corporations.  Most recently he served as Co-Founder and COO of Pivotus Ventures, a subsidiary of Umpqua Bank charged with imagining, validating and scaling novel banking experiences and the platforms necessary to enable them.


Over the course of his career he has advised, invested in and built businesses that have gone on to impact hundreds of millions of users across industry verticals.

He holds a first degree in Biomedical Sciences from Binghamton University and the MBA from the University of Oxford (Green Templeton College) with a concentration in Technology & Innovation Strategy.

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