Steve is a globally recognized expert in the health field, a former member of an acquisition buy team and a former owner and seller of two professional service companies. His experience on both the buy and sell-side of global corporate acquisition programs provides Equiteq clients with unique and valuable insight as they prepare for and execute value- realization events. As founder and Chairman of Rabin Martin, Steve was a client of Equiteq’s preparation for sale services and Equiteq’s execution of the firm’s sale to Omnicom in 2016.
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Value to clients
As a consulting firm founder and seller Steve brings a unique insider’s view to the owner’s and management team’s journey. His career in health professional services, foundations and academia also offers Equiteq clients and buyers keen insights into emerging trends and business opportunities in health strategy consulting, medicine and public health.
• Founded and sold two professional service companies
• Built pre-sale business development and management incentive programs
• Served as an officer of the Harvard School of Public Health and a faculty-member at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
• Provided strategic consulting services to top executives in public sector health agencies and the pharmaceutical, health insurance and hospital industries
• Has an ingrained client-service mindset
Steve began his career in law and public policy in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Law. He built health practices for Omnicom and WPP companies and worked closely with public officials and hospital, health professional, nutrition and pharmaceutical executives. He served as a Senior Vice President for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation focused on insurance access and adolescent health issues. He founded the health public-policy company, IssueSphere, which was acquired by Nelson Communications -- part of a roll-up sale to the French holding company Publicis. He founded Rabin Martin, a global health strategy consultancy, which was sold to the DAS division of Omnicom.
Other things about Steve
• He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association and the board of the One Archives Foundation
• His father was a pilot in WWII and lived almost 100 years
• Steve is married and lives in Manhattan