Steven joined Chris Carroll and Lisa Irving when Eventful was a small team of four people.
He headed up the Production capability at Eventful Management for nine years, during which time the business grew from producing 2 conferences per annum to 22. As the company expands into other geographies, Steven’s focus is now on new markets.
Steven has enormous drive, infectious passion for the business and its customers, and is fanatical about quality – settling for nothing less but the very best presenters and programs. Steven believes that Eventful’s success resides in doing the small things right with quality customer data being at the centre of this. He is often heard saying that “nothing is done properly unless you start at the beginning and finish at the end.”
A sports fanatic, his career kicked off in Sports Marketing with Octagon, where he represented sports properties in the corporate sponsorship market. He then became the Brand Manager for Gilbert South Africa where, amongst other things, was heavily involved in South African Sevens Rugby.
Outside of the workplace Steve loves hanging out with his beautiful wife Tracy and his 2 kids. He is a keen road runner, loves the beach, all things Africa, and travelling to islands. He is also a history buff with a particular interest in American history.
Steve attended the University of Cape Town (UCT) where he completed a degree in History, English & Politics in 1993. He has a post-graduate marketing and business management course and is also a qualified History teacher.