Stephan is the Executive Director of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Space, a universal network of ecosystems for Astropreneurs. He is the co-founder of Angelus Funding, a trust-based global angel network investing in innovative and meaningful opportunities, and he is a World Business Angel Forum Senator and a member of the Global Business Angels Network. Stephan is a co-founding partner at Edge of Space, a company enabling STEM access to space. As the CEO of a non-profit Transform Poverty Global, he is focused on addressing global poverty along with climate change. Stephan serves on the board of directors of numerous impactful companies, including Spring Health India, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and has personally made 39 investments since 2012. He is an adjunct professor at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, teaching graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurial presentation and sales skills.
Prior to angel investing, Stephan served in several international executive roles including: COO of DigiLink Software, a China-based embedded video solutions developer, and the Director of Sales at India-based Ittiam Systems. As founding Director of EMEA Operations at Telogy Networks, his company was acquired by Texas Instruments.
Stephan holds Bachelor’s and Masters of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University. He is a second-generation Armenian Russian and a true native New Yorker, fluent in 5 languages. Stephan enjoys travelling the world, having flown over 8 million miles, the equivalent of 16 moon missions. Stephan is a driven volunteer for several impactful organizations and is an active community leader. He resides in Golden, Colorado with his family.