Steve is an investor, board member, and advisor to startups in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York areas. In 1986 he co-founded the pioneering Internet router company Wellfleet Communications (eventually Bay Networks), where he ran software development and the Advanced Engineering Group. In 1997 he co-founded Argon Networks, a maker of Internet core switch-routers, which was purchased by Siemens.
His ventures cover Internet TV delivery, scalable software testing, healthcare machine learning, optical networking, cryptography, ETL, collaborative software development, secure auctions, wind towers and drug delivery. He founded and organizes the New York City Quantum Computing MeetUp.
He is a member of the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center IRB, the UMass College of Computer and Information Sciences Dean’s Advisory Board, investment committee member at Maroon Venture Partners and an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at UMass Amherst. Mr. Willis has a BS in BDIC/Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts and holds multiple patents in the field of computer networking and cloud computing.