Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Purdue University, where earned the Big 10 Men’s Basketball Player of the Year. For 7 seasons, Steve played in the National Basketball Association, which included a trip to the 1996 finals with the Seattle Supersonics.
After his tenure in the NBA, Steve started K.S. Specialties as a traditional CPG broker that introduced natural food brands to the Seattle area. When Amazon launched its Grocery Store in 2005, Steve saw the opportunity to expand the successes of K.S. Specialties.
Working with Amazon, Steve successfully developed unique product management tools to track key business elements. Additionally, he created logistics processes that have helped manufactures of over 700 products achieve incremental growth in sales and profits.
Today, K.S. Specialties still works with many of their original accounts and manages their brands solely on Amazon. K.S. Specialties remains leaders in the Grocery and Gourmet Food marketplace and continues to put people first and offer realistic, honest perspectives.