Steve Mushero is
a serial entrepreneur, senior advisor, and
investor in numerous startup companies. He has an
exceptionally broad and deep background,
including senior management in high-growth firms,
CTO, manufacturing, international business, and
intellectual property. His education includes an electrical engineering degree and an MBA in Technology
Management and International Business. His
experience covers a very wide range of business
activities and responsibilities and a deep
technical understanding in most communications
and Internet-related fields.
Mr. Mushero is CTO for and/or
sits on advisory boards of several Internet firms. As
one of the original inventors of Internet Push
technology as CTO of Intermind,
he is a co-holder of several patents in the
Internet space, including US #5,862,325,
and Australian #702,509.
Several additional patents are pending in the US,
Europe and Japan.
Mr. Mushero started on the Internet in 1994 and was VP & CTO for
Intermind, which grew from 5 to nearly 100 people
in about six months. He built the entire development,
IS, and support groups from scratch, delivering
one of the first HTML-based Internet products in
nine months in 1996. See the story of Intermind and
Steve's role here.
Mr. Mushero has been architect
and design manager for large-scale products,
including a high-end, $1 million per copy
insurance and financial tracking system used to
track and mange billions of dollars of revenue
for a variety of large companies. See the story of that
system and Steve's involvement here.
Mr. Mushero also has extensive
experience in many high-tech areas, including
client-server systems, database systems,
enterprise security and network design. He was the
only industry individual asked by leading vendors
of both clients (Powersoft) and servers (Sybase)
to support their customers in on-line forums
(Compuserve), answering over 100 questions per
day in the early 1990's.
Mr. Mushero's previous experience
includes heavy manufacturing engineering at Albany International and Gates Fibers,
where he was an expert in machine design, factory
automation and information systems, real-time
computing, life-safety management (natural gas,
heating, and safety systems), motion control,
drive systems, user interface design, process
engineering, radioactive gauging, and
high-voltage/high-power electrical system
engineering. See the story of Albany International and
Steve's role here.
Mr. Mushero's undergraduate
degree is in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute in Troy, NY. His MBA is also from RPI and
included exchange semesters in Japan at the International
University of Japan in Niigata prefecture.
Mr. Mushero is also a writer,
creating his forth-coming MushNet,
a commentary piece about politics, business,
economics, technology, international relations,
and the arts. He also occasionally writes fiction
pieces for on-line magazines.
Mr. Mushero is an avid
sailor, diver, motorcyclist, snow and water
skier, snowmobiler, and four-wheeler. He used
to play the saxophone, but now sticks to just
playing the radio.