Stephen joined Northstar in 2010 and is an Investment Director responsible for sourcing and managing seed to Series A investments into wide range of tech businesses, with a particular interest in cleantech, materials and Industry 4.0. Stephen is focused on finding and supporting the most ambitious founders and companies in the North East and helping them to build the region's big businesses of tomorrow.
He is experienced in supporting university spin-outs, both through his work at Northstar and his previous role with the technology transfer team at Newcastle University. Prior to his role at the University, Stephen held a number of research and development roles within the automotive, semiconductor and metals manufacturing industries. He has a Doctor of Engineering (Materials Engineering) from Swansea University and is also a certified Investment Manager.